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French faculty, graduate students, and alumni gather

On Friday January 11, 2019 faculty and graduate students in French celebrated the new year at Civic Winery, a new wine bar in downtown Eugene, which will officially open in February. There was a great potluck buffet with homemade dishes and for dessert, homemade galettes filled with frangipane, a tradition for the Epiphany. Owner Craig Weicker explained the history and renovation of the building and sustainable practices in wine making. We tasted organic wines and ciders, chatted, shared best holidays memories, and toasted the new academic year. Special guests included the French and

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Questions in Translation–a symposium

Oregon Center for Translation Studies

Inaugural Symposium: Questions in Translation

Feb. 21-22, 2019

Keynote:  Friday, Feb 22, 3:30-5:00  Browsing Room, Knight Library

“Translation, Advocacy, Friendship”

Karen Emmerich, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Roundtable panels:

4:00-5:30 Thurs. 2/21, “Is translation border crossing?”  110 Fenton Hall

10:30-12:00 Fri. 2/22, “What do ‘good’ translations do, exactly?”  Browsing room, Knight Library

1:30-3:00 Fri. 2/22, “What does it mean to translate context?”    Browsing room, Knight

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Prof. Millar Publishes Article on Cuban and Angolan Poetry

Lanie Millar, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, has published an article titled “Luanda in Santiago and Santiago in Luanda: Trans-Atlantic Dimensions in Cuban and Angolan Poetry” in the most recent issue of  MLN (vol. 133, no. 5, December, 2018, pp. 1277-1303). The article examines how several groups of twentieth-century Cuban and Angolan poems portray trans-Atlantic exchange between the Caribbean and Africa. It analyzes both mid-twentieth-century anti-colonial poems as well as late-twentieth-century poems written about Cuba’s support for the leftist party during

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