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Kevin Regan-Maglione wins CAS fellowship to research collection of Reinaldo Arenas Papers at Princeton University Library

Kevin Regan-Maglione, a 4th-year doctoral candidate in Italian and Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages, received the Charles A. Reed Fellowship from UO College of Arts and Sciences to do archival research for his dissertation, which focuses on queer subjectivities and prison testimonies. ...

Prof. Djiffack publishes a two-volume book entitled ‘Mongo Beti and his Critic”

“Mongo Beti and his Critic” derives from Djiffack’s three-volume edition published by Gallimard, ‘Mongo Beti: Le Rebelle I, II and III (2007, 2008), an anthology of Beti’s non-fiction writing. This two-volume book involves the compilation, annotation and editing of texts ...

RL Graduate receives the American Translators Association Student Translation Award

Delaney Swink, who completed her B.A. with departmental honors in Romance Languages in June 2017, has received the American Translators Association Student Translation Award to support her Spanish-to-English translations of feminist Chilean poet Rosa Alcayaga’s book Maldito Paraíso [Damned ...

Jesús Sepúlveda Travels to Cambodia to participate in Sylt Foundation’s program “Transformation and Identity, Trauma and Reconciliation”

For several years now the Sylt Foundation and its curator, Indra Wussow, have fostered a dialogue that breaks national borders between artists dealing with “Transformation and Identity, Trauma and Reconciliation” in their work, probing the legacies of Germany’s Fascism, South Africa’s ...

Erin Gallo (Ph.D. Candidate 2018) Publishes in Hispanic Review

Ph.D. candidate Erin Gallo has just published an article in the prestigious Hispanic Review. Abstract: In September 1966, during the incipient stages of the US Women’s Liberation Movement, Rosario Castellanos (1925–1974) began a yearlong stay in the United States as a visiting professor of ...

Sept 26-27: Chilean poet, Raúl ZURITA at UO

RAÚL ZURITA (1950) is one of Latin America’s most celebrated poets. His works include Purgatorio (1979), Anteparaíso (1982), Canto a su amor desaparecido (1985), La Vida Nueva (1994), INRI (2003) and Zurita (2011). Through his writings, Zurita chronicles the violent history of Chile’s military ...

Jesús Sepúlveda Celebrates the 27th International Festival of Poetry in Medellín, Colombia

Eleven days after the FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) laid down their arms, the International Festival of Poetry in Medellín began its 27th version, celebrating world peace and reconciliation in Colombia. If Medellín was associated with Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels in the ...

UO professor suggests a Willamette River view of the eclipse in Portland

Story originally published in the Around the O. Millions have their certified eclipse glasses ready for Monday’s solar event, but the UO’s Leah Middlebrook is recommending another eclipse essential for people in Portland: a flotation device. Middlebrook, a professor of comparative literature ...

Professor of Spanish David Wacks publishes in The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies

Professor of Spanish David Wacks has published an essay entitled “An Interstitial History of Medieval Iberian poetry” in The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies Companion to Iberian Studies. (Javier Muñoz-Basols, Laura Lonsdale, and Manuel Delgado, London: Routledge, 2017) Medieval Iberian ...

RL student to join Peace Corps in Peru

Briauna Jones (B.A. Spanish and Comparative Literature, with Latin American Studies minor, 2017) will travel to Peru after graduation in June to work in the youth development sector of the Peace Corps. After three months of training in Lima, her job will focus on healthy lifestyles and vocational ...
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