Doctoral graduate student, José Luis Nogales Baena, received a Latin American Studies Program (LASP) travel grant that allowed him to complete research at the National Library and in the National Newspaper and Periodicals Library of Mexico, both of which are an integral part of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). The travel grant also allowed José Luis to participate in a talk that took place in the Xavier Villaurrutia Center for Literary Creation, which belongs to INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts). The talk lasted approximately two hours and included the essayist, critic, narrator and journalist Noé Cárdenas, and the current director of the National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico, Antonio Saborit, reputed historian, translator, editor and essayist.
The Seminar in Translation 2017 can be viewed online here at the CAS Geddes Language Center website.
Doctoral graduate student Franca Roibal Fernández and three undergraduates who had studied “Spanish Through Film” (LS 308) with her–Morgan Duffney, Skovran Cunningham, and Edesiri Igbuya–gave papers at the 2017 Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies Conference (MACLAS) in Charlottesville, VA on March 24-25, 2017.
Franca Roibal Fernández presented, “Uruguayos campeones: el fútbol, la murga, y la identidad uruguaya en Adiós Momo”
Morgan Duffney (a Spanish and Linguistics major) presented, “La búsqueda de la justicia en El secreto de sus ojos, Infancia clandestina y También la lluvia”
Skovran Cunningham (a English and Spanish major) presented, “El humor en Medianeras”.
Edesiri Igbuya (a Biology major, minor in Spanish) presented, “El bien, el mal y las pretensiones de interacciones en las familias en Tanta agua, Infancia clandestina y Whisky”
The Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies promotes interest in Latin America studies. More information on the Conference can be found at www.maclas.org.
Congratulations to Célia Bianconi, who was just awarded a grant by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC), for her proposal, “STARTALK Portuguese Teacher Training,” which has been selected for funding as part of the STARTALK 2017 program.
Congratulations to Professor Adela Pineda on winning the Premio Bellas Artes de Ensayo Literario Malcolm Lowry!
Please visit the BU Latin American Studies News, found here, for more information.
Professor Alicia Borinsky just published new book, My Husband’s Woman. You can read more about this at Literal Magazine.
Congratulations to Professor Adela Pineda on winning a national prize in Mexico for her manuscript on Steinbeck and Mexico!
This prize is given at a national level, by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (the equivalent of Mexico’s National Endowment for the Arts). Very prominent writers, including Jose Emilio Pacheco and Ignacio Padilla, have received the prize in the past.
Results information can be found here.
More information on the prize can be found here.
CAS launches a new minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. BU Today features an article this week about it here.
Successful launch event of Holocaust and Genocide Studies minor (directed by Professor Nancy Harrowitz)
Congratulations to Professor Nancy Harrowitz and a very successful launch event for the Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies! The Daily Free Press published an article detailing the news here.
Professor Dennis Costa has been elected Vice-President of the International Society for the Study of Time (ISST). The Society celebrated its 50th anniversary at its triennial conference in Edinburgh, UK this past summer.