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.
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.
Victoria 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.
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, Libro del lago, was published in December, 2014, in Madrid (Editorial Árdora).
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
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