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2015 Romance Languages Newsletter

The 2015 Romance Languages Newsletter is in print, 12 beautiful pages full of news and photos of our faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Many thanks to our tireless editor, Prof. André Djiffack. Click here to download the pdf: RL Newsletter 2015

RL French Major Kaela Thomas speaks on the value of learning a language

Kaela Thomas (French ’15) delivered the following address at the RL Spring Social and Awards Ceremony (Tuesday, May 19th): Thank you for having me, and congratulations to all the scholarship recipients and to all the students, whether earning your BAs, MAs or PhDs. When I was asked to speak ...

Rigoletto introduces free screening of Cinema Paradiso at the Bijoux

The Italian program and the Department of Romance Languages present: A Special Screening of CINEMA PARADISO (Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore) Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Film When: Thursday May 21st 7.00pm Where: Bijou Art Cinema on 13th Free Entrance with a UO card Prof. Sergio Rigoletto (Italian and ...

Enjuto Rangel publishes on women poets across Atlantic

Julia de Burgos (1914-1953) Source: Wikipedia Associate Professor of Spanish Cecilia Enjuto Rangel has published an article entitled “Weaving National and Gender Politics: A Transatlantic Reading of Rosalía de Castro and Julia de Burgos’s Poetic Projects” in CENTRO: Journal of the Center ...

García-Pabón publishes edition and study of 19th-century Bolivian poet

Professor of Spanish Leonardo García-Pabón recently published an edition of La creación, y otros poemas by Bolivian poet Manuel José Tovar (1831-1869). “La creación” is one of the most important works of Bolivian 19th-century romantic poetry. A rewriting of the biblical Genesis, this long ...

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 ...
A miniature from the Paris manuscript of the Book of the Knight Zifar (source: Wikipedia)

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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