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
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Rodrigo Lopes de Barros!
Professor Lopes de Barros received the award for Best Foreign Short at the 5th Pollygrind Underground Film Festival of Las Vegas for one of his films, “O Corpo”. “O Corpo” had already been an official selection at the 3rd Oaxaca Film Festival.
According to the organization, this year marked a record of international submissions to the festival, which is recognized as a venue for alternative filmmakers. In 2013, Pollygrind was selected as one of the Top 5 Experimental/Underground Film Festivals by the MovieMaker Magazine.
Professor Ray Green, the now retired Director of the Boston University in Madrid Program, is featured in an article on the website of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (one of Spain’s major universities). Professor Green taught for several years on the Charles River campus before taking on his role in Madrid.
Professor Daniel Erker will be a participant in a lecture at Harvard on November 6, 2014 at 5:00pm.
Professor Jeff Kline featured on BBC Radio 4 – Open Book, The Brethren; The Sense of Style on Sunday, September 28, 2014. You can listen to the discussion at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jhpnx
Please see also the Facebook post.
Congratulations to Professor Jeff Kline for his translation of Merle!
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics Byron Ahn introduces himself and the courses he will be teaching this year in a few brief videos:
Prof. James Iffland was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Relations of El Salvador to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, on June 1, 2014. The invitation came as recognition of his active role in supporting the large Salvadoran immigrant community in the Greater Boston area, largely through the “Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices” initiative of the Department of Romance Studies. Launched in 2010 and underwritten by Santander Universities Global Division, “Voces” has as one of its principal objectives not only the hosting of events that highlight the rich culture of the Spanish-speaking world (concerts, film series, readings by prominent authors, etc.) but promoting cultural and educational activities to support the Boston area’s growing Hispanic population. Working with Salvadoran civic organizations as well as with the Consulate General of El Salvador, “Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices” has supported projects ranging from adult literacy classes to the creation of a folkloric dance group for Boston-area youths.