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October 23, 2014

Gladhart Edits Special Issue of Symposium on Translation

Professor of Spanish Amalia Gladhart recently guest edited a special issue of the journal Symposium titled ‘Translator + Translated: New Work from Latin America’ (Symposium 68; 2014) that brings together four renowned translators of Latin American literature, including Romance Languages’ own Senior Lecturer Amanda Powell as well as Gregary Racz, Cindy Schuster, and Jean Graham-Jones. The contributors’ essays highlight both extended passages from their translations and the translators’ own reflections on the translation process. Gladhart’s goal in editing the issue was just that combination–translator [plus] translated, a chance to read what had been translated (in the case of Schuster’s and Racz’s contributions, an entire short story and poem, respectively) in concert with a consideration of how that translation was reached. The translator’s theoretical reflections are grounded in the specifics of the text under discussion, and the translations are in turn illuminated by the translator’s explanations–or maybe it’s the other way around. Narrative fiction (short story and novel), theater, and poetry are all represented. Gladhart’s introduction, a brief meditation on translation and context, sets the stage.

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February 18, 2014

The RLGSA presents 3rd Annual ‘Works In Progress’

The Romance Languages Graduate Student Association presents the 3rd Annual Works in Progress Symposium on Friday, March 7th.  The event will take place in Lilis Hall room 112 from 4:00-6:00pm.

Presenters include Claudia Holguin, Alicia Luque-Ferreras, Marc Schachter, Eva Serfozo, and Leonardo Garcia-Pabon.

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September 11, 2013

Gladhart discusses translation at public forum in Rosario, Argentina

Prof Amalia Gladhart with Angélica Gorodischer


Read coverage of the event in Rosario daily, La capital
[click here for English translation]Rosario, Argentina, August 24, 2013: The Colegio de Traductores de la Provincia de Santa Fe hosted a public dialogue with novelist Angélica Gorodischer and Professor of Spanish and Head of Romance Languages Amalia Gladhart, moderated by translator Delfina Morganti. Gladhart’s translation of Trafalgar, a novel in stories by Gorodsicher first published in 1979, was published in 2013 by Small Beer Press.  The second of Gorodsicher’s books to appear in English translation–Kalpa Imperial, translated by Ursula K. LeGuin, is also available from Small Beer Press–Trafalgar combines a down-to-earth sensibility with tales of interplanetary travel, as protagonist Trafalgar Medrano regales his friends with tales of his far-ranging sales trips. In their discussion, Gorodsicher and Gladhart discussed writing and translation practices, the challenges of publishing work in translation, and translation as a collaborative practice.

Gladhart and Gorodischer dialogue at the Colegio de Traductores de la Provincia de Santa Fe

 

September 6, 2013

Sepúlveda Hosts Shamans on Campus

Rosalío Vázquez Carrillo, a Mexican Maraka’me, and his apprentice Marco Caturegli, visited Senior Instructor of Spanish Jesús Sepúlveda’s seminar, Literature and Shamanism (Spanish 407) on August 5th, 2013. A Maraka’ame is a spiritual guide—or shaman—among Wixarrika indigenous people—often known as Huichol. A Maraka’me performs healing ceremonies and is considered the messenger of the divine spirits in the Wixarrika traditional communities. The Wixarrica people are well known by their crafts and their yearly pilgrimage to the desert of Wirikuta in the state of San Luis Potosí, Central Mexico.

Students had the opportunity to hear a first-hand testimony of a traditional healer. Rosalío’s presentation and the Q&A session were conducted in Spanish.


July 10, 2013

Epple’s seminar “Minificciones” produces original creative works

Microregalos: Original Creative Works by the Seminar Spanish 407: Microficciones/Minifictions

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Prólogo

Esta antología de microcuentos muestra el trabajo creativo de los estudiantes del seminario Minificciones (Primavera 2013). El seminario incluyó análisis de ensayos sobre el género, de textos canónicos, escritura de microcuentos originales y traducciones.

Esta propuesta de creación literaria se apoya en una rica tradición del departamento, que además de los talleres creativos ofrecidos por Amanda Powell, ha tenido como profesores e instructores invitados a Paloma Díaz-Mas (España), Juan Carlos Orihuela (Bolivia) Pía Barros (Chile), Antonio Ostornol (Chile), entre otros.

Juan Epple    

 

“La Bella Durmiente y el príncipe”

Pasó el tiempo y la Bella Durmiente todavía seguía en su cama, encerrada en la torre, con la piel arrugada y los ojos cerrados.  Afuera en la puerta, con la espalda contra la pared, estaba el esqueleto del príncipe tímido,

Jackson Bailey

 

“La vida es La Bella Durmiente”/ “Sleeping Beauty”

Mientras la Bella Durmiente dormía el príncipe encontró otra

princesa y la conquistó. Pasaron los años hasta que el príncipe

se dio cuenta que no amaba a esta otra princesa. Decidió ir a despertar a La Bella Durmiente. Pero cuando ella se enteró de la frivolidad del príncipe se volvió a dormir. Los hombres de sus sueños eran siempre mejores que los príncipes reales.

 

“Nuevas reglas”

Y al llegar al cajero, la astuta compradora se dio cuenta de que tendría que cargar a mano sus miles de jabones, aguas y pasta de dientes que había comprado por cuarenta y cuatro centavos.

 

“Guadalupe”

Llegaron justo antes del amanecer, en una fría mañana a principios de deciembre.  El año era 2012 y los chicos escuchaban sus iPods mientras subían  al monte. De pronto, por encima de sus cabezas, como si saliera de las nubes, una mujer bañada en luz los estaba mirando.   Habían escuchado historias similares desde que eran jóvenes, pero no estaban preparados para la majestad del momento.  Como un espejismo, Juan Diego y sus amigos la vieron en una cartelera iluminada por luces artificiales.

Halle Chapman-Tayler

 

“Internamente Bella”

Había una vez una princesa que fue la más hermosa del planeta. Tenía un corazón de oro, pero una cabellera de color ceniciento y desordenado como paja. El coraje de un león, pero un cuerpo como el de ese felino. Tenía la voz de un ángel, pero sus labios nadie los querría besar. Y era dulce como una flor, pero nadie se le acercó y terminó  marchita bajo el sol.

Era la chica más hermosa de la tierra, pero no tuvo pretendientes porque su belleza no era atractiva para otros. Ella vivirá sola para siempre, y su belleza interna nunca perecerá.

Kaitlin Dover

 

“La princesa y el dragón”

Había una vez, había una princesa joven.  Ella estaba muy triste porque no tenía un príncipe que viniera a salvarla del dragón. Cansada de esperar, decidió matar al dragón con sus propias manos.

Kelsie Hickcox
“Rapunsel real”

En mitad de noche, el príncipe se aceró a la torre más alta de la ciudad. En voz muy alta gritó “¡Rapunsel, baja tu pelo despacio! Pasaron como ocho horas y no hubo respuesta. Dentro de la torre, Rapunsel trataba de levantar su cabeza sin resultado, porque con la larga espera su cabello dorado había alcanzado cerca de un kilómetro  y  pesaba media tonelada.

Nolan Kane

 

“La maldición”

Había un hombre que tenía una bata encantada, pero solamente la usaba cuando estaba triste. Tenía  un solo poder mágico: cuando   la usaba podía escapar del mundo real y llegar a otro antiguo o fantástico. Un día, mientras daba por un camino de piedras doradas, se detuvo cuando al ver una casa familiar. A la derecha  había un jardín descuidado, y a la izquierda una iglesia sin ninguna cruz a la vista. El hombre sacó  de su bolsillo trasero una foto desteñida y la clavó en la puerta de la casa. Una lágrima resbaló por su cara. Con un suspiro melancólico, se quitó la bata y entró a casa.

Austin Kennedy   

 

“Blanca-nieves”

Un día, una mujer estaba caminando por el bosque y vio a un hombre en el suelo. Después de mucha reflexión, le robó su manzana y decidió continuar caminando. Hasta la fecha, ninguno de los dos ha despertado de su letargo con un beso de amor.

Christina Libke

 

“Una clara visión”

Al levantarse de la cama se miró  al espejo y después la foto en donde él la abrazaba. Le recriminó   a su madre por permitirle que él se le acercara. “Lo bueno que a ahora puedo ver todo claro y lo voy a dejar definitivamente” expresó.  “Lo mismo dijo él antes de la operación” contestó  su madre. “Ahora  está aprendiendo a leer con las manos”.

Isamar López González

 

“Las Alturas”

Julia cerró sus ojos, Nunca le gustaron las alturas. Fue porque cuando tenía siete años su hermano trató de ensañarle a volar. El paraguas no se abrió al caer, y ella estuvo en escayola casi la mitad del verano. Hoy, ella piensa que tiene una oportunidad de perdonarlo. De perdonarlo por la rotura de su pierna, por haber hecho volar su muñeca favorita. Lo perdonó por culparla a ella cuando chocó el auto de sus padres, y lo perdonó por faltar a su boda para ir a escalar rocas. Su hermano siempre tuvo un corazón loco. Con ojos cerrados, Julia se inclinó sobre el borde del acantilado en donde su hermano había fallecido,  y dejó que el viento derramara sus cenizas.

Lauren Marks

 

“La bestia”

En la mañana vi a un hombre bestia enamorado de una bella, luego los vi caminando juntos.

En la tarde vi una bella enamorada de un bello, luego los vi caminando juntos.

En la noche vi una bestia enamorada de un bello,

Luego la vi caminando sola.

Anzu McMullen

 

“Alguien quiere volar”

Toda la vida ella soñó con tener alas para volar. Ahora apenas salía de su departamento, por mucho que le fascinara el brillo de la ciudad. Pero un día vio un anuncio en la tele anunciando unas alas mecánicas de titanio, muy livianas y aerodinámicas. Compró las alas por correo. Cuando llegaron, ató las correas a sus hombros y espalda, admirando su porte fabuloso. Subió al último piso de su edificio y en el momento de saltar y probar esas alas majestosas, recordó que tenía 81 años y padecía de artritis a la espalda. De todos modos, extendió un momento las alas – sus alas –y luego regresó a su departamento, feliz.

Jordan Pederson

 

“El director pródigo”

Un director de empresa tomó las ganancias de diez años de trabajo de los obreros y se fue a Suiza. Cuando regresó muy pobre, el empresario hizo una fiesta grande y le regaló el maletín más gordo de dinero que tenía para que pudiera repetir el ultraje hasta el infinito.

Lorella Pini

 

“El príncipe feo”

Había una vez un príncipe que era feo y no tenía novia. Había una princesa de la que él se enamoró pero ella se iba a casar con otro hombre más guapo. Un día, la princesa y el príncipe se encontraron y ella vio que el príncipe era más simpático que el otro tipo, quién tenía muy mal carácter. El príncipe decidió matar a su rival para quedarse con la princesa, pero cuando ella supo de esa muerte, nunca más le habló al príncipe. El príncipe nunca se casó con ninguna princesa y vivió solo el resto de su vida.

Ian Rosenberg

 

“Los tres cerditos”

Había una vez tres cerditos. El primero construyó su casa de paja. Pero el lobo feroz fácilmente lo derribó.  Entonces corrió a la casa del segundo cerdito, que la hizo de palos.  Pero el lobo fue allá y la derribó también.  Entonces, ambos cerditos corrieron a la casa del cerdito americano que se distinguió por usar ladrillos.  Cuando el lobo llegó allí, el cerdito americano sacó una pistola y le sopló la cabeza.  Después, al descubrir que un cerdito era musulmán y de Iraq y el otro era un inmigrante ilegal de México, sacó su arma otra vez y les disparó en la cabeza.

Sierra Severson

 

“El tacón”

Al final el príncipe encontró a la doncella a la que le calzaba el zapato de cristal.

La vida con ella parecía muy feliz; pero ella ya no quiso usar sus zapatos de cristal. Un día el príncipe entró al cuarto de la muchacha a exigirle que use esos zapatos tan caros. Debió salir corriendo de palacio, con un taco de cristal incrustado en la cabeza.

Yutaro Tashiro

 

“Hansel y Gretel”

Hansel y Gretel decidieron dar un paseo por el bosque. Antes de salir, sus padres les advirtieron, “no confíen en los desconocidos.” Durante el paseo, Hansel y Gretel encontraron pedazos de galletas y los siguieron. Pronto llegaron a una cabaña. Ellos tocaron a la puerta y una vieja salió a abrir. Los invitó a entrar. Al momento de entrar los niños sacaron dos cuchillos y le exigieron a la vieja entregar todas sus joyas y su dinero.

A la salida, los niños le aconsejaron a la vieja, “no confíes en los desconocidos.”

James Wood

 

Microregalos: Original Creative Works by the Seminar Spanish 407: Microficciones/Minifictions

Prologue

This anthology of microstories showcases the creative work of the students of the seminar Minificciones (Spring 2013). The seminar included analysis of essays on genre, canonical texts, the writing of original microstories and of translations.

This Project of literary creation continues a rich tradition in the department, that in addition to the creative workshops offered by Amanda Powell, has invited visiting professors and instructors such as Paloma Díaz-Mas (Spain), Juan Carlos Orihuela (Bolivia), Pía Barros (Chile), and Antonio Ostornol (Chile), among others.

Juan Epple

 

“The Banning”

And when she got to the cashier, the savvy shopper realized that she’d have to carry the thousands of soaps, water, and toothpaste that she had bought for forty-four cents.

Rafael Calletano Villanueva

 

“The Guy With the Blue Shirt and Tie”

Detective Jones worked miracles with respect to paradoxes. But when he arrived to his house he realized that he had failed because his wife previously had a lover. After a romantic date, his tie and blue shirt fell and were left in the yard. Through his own investigations, he found a photograph with a man wearing the same shirt and tie who had died two days ago and that he was looking for.

Rafael Caetano Villanueva

 

“Sleeping Beauty”

While Sleeping Beauty slept, the prince met another princess and fell in love with her. After many years, the prince realized that he did not truly love the new princess. Therefore, he decided to find Sleeping Beauty and save her. When Sleeping Beauty finally found out what had happened between the other princess and her prince, she decided to go back to sleep. The men of her dreams were far better than princes in real life.

Jessica Bascom

 

“And they lived”

In short, a simple and honest life. Remembered by a few and idolized only from those whose dreams were never achieved.

Halle Chapman-Tayler

 

“The Princess and The Dragon”

Once upon a time, there was a young princess. She was very sad because she did not have a prince to come and save her from the dragon.  Tired of waiting, the princess decided to kill the dragon herself.

Kelsie Hickcox

 

“The Three Little Pigs”

There were once three little pigs. The first built his house of straw. But the big bad wolf easily knocked it down. Then he ran to the home of the second little pig, that was made of sticks. But the wolf went there and knocked it down. Then, both little pigs ran to the home of the American pig whose house was made of bricks. When the wolf came there, the American pig brandished a gun and blew off his head. Later, upon discovering that a pig was Muslim and from Iraq and the other was an illegal immigrant from Mexico, he pulled out his gun again and shot them both in the head.
Sierra Severson

 

“The Entire Universe”

I needed a week. In fact, I finished a day ahead of schedule, and spent Sunday watching football.

Sierra Severson

“The Rose”

One day a boy came to a garden of red roses while walking to school. He picked the most beautiful of all the roses, and gave it to the most beautiful girl in his school. But to the boy’s suprise, she did not want the rose and threw it on the ground. For ten days of class, he continued to give a rose each day to convince her that he was the prince of her love story. After the eleventh day, the boy admitted defeat in his battle for love. When he finished school, a timid girl came up to him and gave him ten thorny stems.

“What are these?” He said…

“The rest of the flowers that you took from my mom’s garden. She is furious because of it.” The girl smiled. “You are a weird boy, but its okay because you’re cute. Even though you destroyed my mom’s garden.” The girl gave him a kiss on the cheek and went off. The following day, the boy woke up early to look for a different garden of stunning and fragrant roses to give to the real princess of his love story.

Austin Kennedy

 

“The Curse”

There was a man who had an enchanted robe, but only used it when he was sad. It only ha done magic power: when he wore it, he could escape from the real world, and go to a different world that was ancient o fantastic. One day, he took a stroll on a road paved with bricks of gold; he stopped when he say a familiar house. To the right of the house was an overgrown garden, and to the left a church without a single cross in sight. The man took out a folded photo from his back pocket and put it on the doorstep of the house; after, a single tear fell from his face. He sighed, and with a sad feeling, he took of the jacket and entered the house.

Austin Kennedy

 

“A Clear Vision”

On having got up off the bed, she looked at herself in the mirror and than at the photo in where he embraced her. She reproached at her mother for allowing him to get close to her. “Good thing that now I can see everything clearly and I will definitely leave him,” she expressed. “He said the same before the operation,” answered her mother. “Now he is learning to read with his hands”.

Isamar López González

 

“Heights”

Julia closed her eyes, she had never liked heights. It was for the time she was seven years old and her brother tried to teach her to fly. The umbrella did not stop her, and she was in a cast almost half the summer that year. Today she would forgive her brother. She would forgive him for her broken leg, and for blowing up her favorite doll. She would forgive him for blaming her when he crashed their parent’s car, and for missing her wedding to climb a mountain. Her brother always had a wild heart. With her eyes closed, Julia leaned over the side of the cliff where her brother took his last breath and let the wind carry his ashes.

Lauren Marks

 

“The Beast”

One morning, I saw a beast in love with a beautiful woman, later I saw them walking together.

In the afternoon, I saw a beautiful woman in love with a beast, later I saw them walking together.

At night, I saw a beastly woman in love with a beautiful man,

Later I saw her walking alone.

Anzu Mcmullen

 

“U.S.A:  the last feeling”

The soldier held the fire and looked around.

He already killed everyone.

He thought for a moment, and recognized there was no one in this world.

The wars were over, the soldier said; who am I going to fight againt now?

Yutaro Tashiro

 

“Hansel and Gretel”

Hansel and Gretel decided to take a walk in the forest. Before they left, their parents advised them, “don’t trust strangers.” During their walk, Hansel and Gretel came upon pieces of cookie and they followed them. They soon arrived at a cabin. They knocked on the door and an old woman opened it. She invited them inside the house. As soon as they entered the children pulled out two knives and demanded all of the money and jewelry from the old woman. As the children left they advised the old woman, “don’t trust strangers.”

James Wood

 

“Princess”

Once upon a time there was a princess, who was not a typical princess. She was a very smart girl. She had a Bachelor’s in Biology, a Master’s in Applied Sciences and a PhD in Neurosciences.

One day she got married with a typical prince. But when this prince understood the deception, he got really angry and ordered the princess to be hidden in the farthest corner of the castle so that she could learn to clean and cook for the kids they never had.

Lorella Pini

 

“The prodigal manager”

A business manager took the profit from ten years of workers’ toil and went to Switzerland. When he came back very poor, the proprietor gave a great party and presented him with the fattest money-filled briefcase he had so that he could repeat the outrage endlessly.

Lorella Pini

 

“The Ugly Prince”

Once upon a time there was an ugly prince who didn’t have a girlfriend. He was in love with a princess but she was going to marry a more attractive man. One day, the prince and the princess met and the princess saw how he was much nicer than the other man, who had bad character. The prince decided to kill his rival in order to be with the princess, but once she found out about the death, she never talked to the prince again. The prince never married anyone for the rest of life.

Ian Rosenberg

 

“Real Rapunzel”

In the middle of the night, the prince approached the tallest tower of the city. In a loud voice, he yelled “Rapunzel, let down your hair!” About eight hours passed, but there was no response. Inside the tower, Rapunzel tried to lift her head, without success because with the long wait her golden hair had reached about one kilometer and weighed a half-ton.

Nolan Kane

 

“The Christopher”

There is a new model of navigation technology by TomTom. This model is called: “The Christopher Columbus”. A person can put in their destination and arrive in a destination in an opposite direction.

Nolan Kane

 

“The Apple”

One day, there was a woman walking through the forest when she saw a man asleep on the ground. After much thought, she took his apple and kept walking. To this day, neither of them have awoken from their lethargy by the kiss of their true love.

Christina Libke

 

“The Perfect Man”

There once was a woman in love with another woman, but her father, at an event with his friends, got upset with her because he didn’t see her with a man. She promised him that it wouldn’t happen again. At the next party, her father saw her with a black man, which upset him again. Finally, her father saw her with a Pakistani, whom he assumed was a terrorist. Once again, she promised that it wouldn’t happen again. Her father decided to find an acceptable man for an event with his friends from church. He was a terrible man, with no respect for women, but he was a white man, and white men can do no wrong. At the end of the night, he killed the girl, but her father didn’t care because to have relationships with a homosexual, a black man, and a terrorist is to disobey the commandments of God.

Christina Libke

 

“She Still Wants To Fly”

All her life, she had wanted to fly. She rarely left her apartment these days, though the brilliance of the city had never ceased to fascinate her. One day, she saw an advertisement on the television, advertising mechanical wings of titanium – very light and aerodynamic. She ordered the wings right away and when they arrived, she strapped them to her shoulders and back, marveling at their beauty. She climbed the stairs to the top floor of the building. Right when she was about to jump and test her majestic wings in flight, she suddenly remembered that she was 81 years old and suffered from an arthritis which afflicted her back. Even so, she extended the wings – her wings – just for a moment and then returned to her apartment, content.

Jordan Pederson

 

“The Murder”

Perhaps her boyfriend kept the woman’s picture, cut out from some publication, in his wallet. Perhaps she visited the woman in the beginning, trying to resist the resentment she felt growing inside of her, but every time that woman made fun of her and laughed at her, the confidence of the young girl was diminished. Except for a mere glance from the mirror which held the blurry image of her face, the woman never even greeted her. It isn’t at all surprising that Mary’s envy culminated in violence: she murdered that beautiful, pristine, eternal woman. When Mary’s ax sunk itself into her multiple times, the woman’s skin of painted canvas didn’t even bleed.

Jordan Pederson

 



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