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Wacks on Hebrew translation of Amadís de Gaula

Associate Professor of Spanish David Wacks has published an essay titled “Reading Amadís in Constantinople: Imperial Spanish Fiction in the Key of Diaspora,” pp. 183-207 in In and Of the Mediterranean: Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies, eds. Núria Silleras-Fernández and Michelle ...
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Wacks publishes article on fourteenth-century Book of the Knight Zifar

Associate Professor of Spanish David Wacks has published an article titled “Translation of Texts and of Relics As Symbolic Capital In Caballero Zifar” in La corónica 43.1 (2014): 115-140. The article deals with the early fourteenth-century romance known as the Book of the Knight Zifar, in ...
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Jesús Sepúlveda reads at International Festival of Poetry in Nicaragua

The colonial city of Granada in Nicaragua just celebrated its XI International Festival of Poetry from February 15 to 21, 2015. Chilean poet and RL senior instructor, Jesús Sepúlveda, was invited to participate, alongside 120 other poets from over 50 countries. This was an extraordinary week of ...
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Carmen Boullosa speaks on historical novel set in Texas in 1850s

The Department of Romance Languages and the Translation Studies Working Group welcomed renowned Mexican writer Carmen Boullosa (novelist, playwright, essayist, poet) to the UO on February 17, 2015. Author of some fifteen novels and numerous plays and other texts, Boullosa visited the UO to present ...
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Chemris publishes assessment of Góngora studies

Crystal Chemris, Courtesy Assistant Professor of Spanish, has just published an essay, “Highlights and Issues of the New Wave of Góngora Studies,” in the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. The article describes the boom in critical writings on the Spanish Baroque poet, Luis de ...
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RL student Steward reports on student life in Lyon

RL French major Senna Steward files this report from her time studying in Lyon, France: For me, the vibrant city of Lyon, France has been the perfect place to study abroad during this academic year. While Lyon is a big, bustling city, the functionality of the public transportation system gives you ...
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L.A.-based performers Las cafeteras speak on the power of storytelling

On the morning of Wednesday February 4th the East L.A. son jarocho band Las Cafeteras took time out from their mostly sold-out West Coast tour to visit the UO and give two back-to-back workshops for our Spanish Heritage Language (SHL) classes. The workshop, entitled “Sounds of Resistance: ...
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RL Spanish for Heritage Learners program wins prestigious UO MLK award

(from L-R) Holguín, Quarles, Costales, León-Howarth, Darwin-López, and Zunterstein This year the University of Oregon Equity Innovation Award will be awarded to the Spanish Heritage Language (SHL) program and its working and research group on January 21, 2015 at the annual MLK Award Ceremony at ...
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Hester and Dulcich attend Historic Rally in Paris

Prof. Hester and Betsy Dulcich at the rally On January 11, 2015, Betsy Dulcich (B.A. French UO ’11, M.A. French NYU ’14) and Associate Professor of Italian and French Nathalie Hester joined about 2 million participants for the solidarity march in Paris, France. Following the horrific events ...
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Silence ~ The Adventure of A Medieval Warrior Woman

Story told by Dolores Hydock.Music performed by PanHarmonium. Thursday Jan. 15th at 7:00 PM in Lawrence Hall 177 on the UO campus This event is free and open to the public.       A medieval tale of greed, lust, trickery, revenge, and … learning to sew. A feisty young woman is ...
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