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Garvin and Wacks awarded 2019 Presidential Fellowships

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Italian Diana Garvin and Professor of Spanish David Wacks, who have been named 2019 Presidential Fellows in Humanistic Studies. Earlier this year, the UO announced that President Schill would fund a new set of fellowships to support faculty arts and ...

Jesús Sepúlveda wins first place in Oregon’s Spanish poetry competition

The Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana (ICO)—a non-profit organization that promotes the Spanish-speaking culture in Oregon and multilingualism as a source of common prosperity—awarded Chilean poet and RL instructor Jesús Sepúlveda the First Prize of Poetry in the “II Concurso de Poesía ...

UO Language Students earn Global Seal of Biliteracy

[see the corresponding article in the Register-Guard] The University of Oregon has awarded 210 language students with the Global Seal of Biliteracy in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish in an inaugural program. Recipients tested to qualify for the new Global Seal of ...

Periphērica e-journal Launch

The first issue of Periphērica: A Journal of Social, Cultural, and Literary History, a multilingual, online, open-access, peer-reviewed, biannual journal, will be finally available this week. Join contributors, authors, and members of the editorial board for a launch reception at the Dream Lab in ...

FR 399 Takes Networking Road Trip to Portland

On April 25, Melanie Williams, Senior Instructor II of French, and  students from FR 399 “French for Professional Use” took a road trip to Portland to meet with WorldOregon, Mercy Corps and a Nike employee (and UO alumna). Jeff Magoto, Director of the Yamada Language Center, joined the group. ...

Millar Publishes Translation of Angolan Poet

 Lanie Millar, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, has published a Spanish translation of the poem “Monangamba” by Angolan poet António Jacinto. The translation appears in the journal CAL: Revista de poesía (Huelva, Spain) in a special issue on Portuguese-language poetry, ...

Marian Paiva Mediavilla publishes article in France

Marian Paiva Mediavilla, doctoral student in Romance Languages, has published an article titled “Spectral Visions of the Império: Labor Photography and Spectrality within carte de visite during the 2nd Brazilian Empire.” While in Lyon last year, Marian joined the aptly named ...

Spring Speaker Series: Misogyny

  Wednesday, April 24th Fabian Alfie, Professor of Italian, University of Arizona “Many Men Talking with the Same Mouth: The Discourse/s of Misogyny in Medieval Italian Literature.” 3:30-5:00PM, 151 McKENZIE HALL     Wednesday, May 8th Renée-Claude Breitenstein, Associate ...

Crystal Chemris publishes article

Crystal Chemris, Courtesy Assistant Professor of Spanish, has published an essay, “Moriscos, Amerindians and Góngora’s Soledades in Context,” in the journal eHumanista/Conversos.  This essay responds to the French anthropologist Carmen Bernand’s association of the Baroque poet, Luis de ...

ITAL 399 Student-Producers Create Cooking Shows based on Historical Italian Cookbooks

  See Garvin’s course featured in Around the O‘s story on the LIFT program (June 20, 2019) In ITAL 399: Mediterranean Foodways, Assistant Professor of Italian Diana Garvin’s students produced their own cooking shows in Italian. They prepared 19thand 20th recipes for tortellini and ...
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