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Tino Villanueva recognized with a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

April 17th, 2015 in News, News Spring 2015.

Senior Lecturer Tino Villanueva, known for his many books of poetry—most recently, So Spoke Penelope—has been recognized with a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater Texas State University (BA Spanish 1969). A video made for the occasion, brings together photographs and mementos from a distinguished career in writing and in teaching.

ACE presents “Galdós in His letters” by Alan E. Smith

April 14th, 2015 in Faculty, News, News Spring 2015.

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Adela Pineda to give a talk at NYU

March 24th, 2015 in Faculty, News, News Spring 2015.

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Assistant Professor Lopes de Barros at the Institute of Contemporary Art

March 3rd, 2015 in Faculty, News, News Spring 2015.

Assistant Professor Lopes de Barros has been invited to give a talk at the Institute of Contemporary Art on the work of Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão on March the 8th at 2pm. ICA is holding the largest  exhibit of Varejão in the USA to date.

http://www.icaboston.org/programs/talks/rodrigo-lopes-de-barros/

Hispanic Languages & Literatures Speaker Series at University of Pittsburgh

February 11th, 2015 in Faculty, News, News Spring 2015.

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Victoria Livingstone Translation

February 8th, 2015 in Graduate Students, News, News Spring 2015.

Victoria Livingstone bookVictoria Livingstone, who is back from a Fulbright Fellowship in Brazil, has published a trilingual (Maya K’iche’, Spanish and English) edition of Song from the Underworld by Pablo García, winner of the 2007 B’atz’ Prize for Indigenous Literature in Guatemala. Published by Achiote Press, the book draws on images and rhythms of traditional Maya poetry in an unusual blend of ancient and modern. Its twenty-five poems, translated from Spanish to English by Livingstone in collaboration with the poet, have been read as a critique of the modern world and as the story of a man and a woman searching for redemption. Livingstone also provides an introductory study on Maya literature, notes, and a glossary for mythological and cultural references. The project originated  in BU’s celebrated Translation Seminar.

Livingstone’s doctoral dissertation studies the role of Harriet de Onís in the  reception of Latin American Literature in the United States in the years preceding the Boom.

Two upcoming career-oriented events

February 5th, 2015 in Faculty, Graduate Students, News, News Spring 2015, Undergraduate Students.

Information about two upcoming career-oriented events with an international focus:

1) A representative from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey will meet with interested students and faculty on Mon. February 9, 4-5 PM in the Geddes Language Center, CAS 534.  MIIS offers a range of internationally-oriented grad school programs including international education, translation and interpretation, and global impact management:  http://www.miis.edu

2) The 2015 European Career Fair will be held at MIT, Johnson Athletic Center on Saturday, February 21, 9 AM-4 PM.  This annual fair provides an opportunity for Boston-area students to connect with European employers.  For information see: https://www.euro-career.com

Professor Alan Smith’s book of poems was published

January 27th, 2015 in Faculty, News, News Spring 2015.

Professor Alan Smith’s book of poems, Libro del lago, was published in December, 2014, in Madrid (Editorial Árdora).

Professor Mehlman on occasion of 200th Anniversary of the Death of the Marquis de Sade

November 24th, 2014 in Faculty, News, News Fall 2014.

Professor Mehlman to lecture on occasion of 200th Anniversary of the Death of the Marquis de Sade.  Please see announcement: SADE Event_Harvard University_120214

 

Professor Alicia Borinsky’s work to be presented at UMass Amherst

November 19th, 2014 in Faculty, News, News Fall 2014.

An event at UMass Amherst, “The Politics of a Secret Dialogue: Translating the Buenos Aires of Alicia Borinsky’s, Lost Cities Go to Paradise” will take place on Monday, December 1, 2014.  Download the announcement here: Regina Glasso event december copy