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Nicoletta Pazzaglia (Ph.D. in RL, 2014)

My name is Nicoletta Pazzaglia and I am a former student at the University of Oregon. I received my Ph.D in Romance Languages in December 2014 with a dissertation titled Madness Apparatus: Gender Politics, Art and the Asylum in Fin-de- Siècle Italy. I am currently a second year Visiting Assistant ...
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Students of Portuguese language talk about their experiences in Brazil and Portugal

Studying abroad  may be one of the most beneficial experiences for a student learning foreign languages, not only for the opportunity to study in a foreign nation and take in the allure and culture of a new land, but also to find new ways of thinking. Find below the stories of three students who ...

Graduate Student Kevin Regan #SpeaksToTheWorld in Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and English

“Not only does [studying a language] help you understand yourself in comparison to another culture in another place, it also gives you tools to work in such a globalized society.” ...
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MA in French: Bonnie Auguston in Lyon

This year, I was fortunate enough to be selected to spend a term abroad in Lyon, France during my MA studies. In the absence of a doctoral candidate, the Department of Romance Languages supported my application for the Beall Graduate Scholarship and worked closely with me to ensure that I will be ...
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Opportunities Fair for Romance Language Students

Thursday, October 20th 12:00-3:00 p.m. Gerlinger Lounge (2nd floor, via main entrance on University St.) Please join us for refreshments & useful ideas on ways to use your French, Italian, Portuguese & Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge locally and internationally: Major/Minor ...
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Two New Assistant Professorships in RL!

Our department is growing in new directions and we are announcing two new tenure-track openings for September 2017: Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics, with specialization in contact linguistics, discourse analysis, or pragmatics. See UO Jobs. Assistant Professor with a specialization in ...
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Light as a Feather: Translating a darkly political and complex graphic novel

It is an apocalyptic take on modern-day Mexico: Conquering angels rule the nation, indigenous groups stage a vicious revolt, widespread bloodshed ensues and no clear victor emerges. This is Edgar Clément’s Operación Bolívar, a graphic novel with themes of conquest and foreign influence that ...
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Gould addresses RL majors at 2016 Commencement

The following is the 2016 Romance Languages commencement address, given by  Evlyn Gould, CAS Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Professor Emerita of French   Buenos días y bienvenidos; bona tarde y bemvindos; Buona sera i benvenuti; bonjour et bienvenues…. Let your minds ...
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Millar awarded fellowship at National Library of Portugal

Assistant Professor of Spanish Lanie Millar was awarded a month-long research fellowship at the National Library of Portugal in summer 2016. Millar will be working in the government archives from the Salazar/ Estado Novo dictatorship (1933-1974), to examine how the Portuguese government was ...
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PhD candidate Erin Gallo publishes on Netflix TV series

Ph.D. candidate Erin Gallo has recently published a piece on Club de cuervos, the first Spanish-language TV series produced by Netflix and devoted to soccer. While Gallo’s dissertation deals with issues of gender in the works of Rosario Castellanos, she is also an active researcher and ...
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