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2018 Autorretrato Poetry Awards announced


Warm congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Autorretrato Poetry Awards!

After reading Pablo Neruda’s poem “Autorretrato” during the third week of classes—and following plenty of creative conversations about poetic descriptions—all 462 second-year Spanish students created their own poetry, writing “self-portrait” poems in emulation of Neruda’s style. Instructors selected the best poem from each of their classes, and a combined student and faculty committee chose the winners from among twenty-one finalists. Senior Instructor II Rosario Murcia coordinated the


Cine-Lit 9—A conference on Hispanic Cinema and Literature


March 9-11, 2019     Founded in 1990, Cine-Lit is the continuing, cooperative organization between the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon State University that, in conjunction with the Portland International Film Festival, organizes an international symposium on Hispanic film and literature every 3-4 years. The conference is held at the UO PDX and PSU.

This 9th edition highlights the theme of WOMEN (women filmmakers, representations of women and genders and so on).

New for 2019 is a campaign to create two conference sessions dedicated to the presentation of


Prof. Nathalie Hester Awarded NEH Research Fellowship

Nathalie Hester, Associate Professor of French and Italian, has been awarded a prestigious and highly selective National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship for her in-progress book project, Inventing America in Baroque Italy: Columbus, Vespucci, and New World Epic. 

Inventing America in Baroque Italyexamines the ways in which, at a time when most of the Italian peninsula was a colony of Spain, seventeenth-century Italian poets represent Italy’s role in the exploration and conquest of the Americas.  Taking as its corpus eleven epic poems written in the Italian


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