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Maria Zambrano

November 13, 2014

"From Home to Exile and Back: The Philosophy of María Zambrano"


Visiting scholar María João Neves, researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, will give a talk titled "From Home to Exile and Back: The Philosophy of María Zambrano"

UWM Campus, Bolton Hall B46, 3:00 pm



LA EVOLUCIÓN DEL LÉXICO ESPAÑOL

November 12, 2014

"La evolución del léxico español latinoamericano"


Visiting scholar Juan P. Sánchez Méndez, PhD, Director, Institute for Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

UWM Campus, Curtin Hall 319, 3:30 pm



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October 23, 2014

The Short Fiction of Ana María Shua: A Bilingual Reading and Conversation

Ana María Shua has published over eighty books in numerous genres, but she is particularly well-known in the Spanish-speaking world on both sides of the Atlantic as “the Queen of the Microstory.” A graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, Shua went into exile in France during the military junta of 1976-83, where she worked for the Spanish magazine Cambio 16. She published her first novel, Soy paciente, on her return to Argentina in 1980. She has since received numerous national and international awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is one of Argentina’s premier living writers, with her stories appearing in anthologies worldwide, and her works translated into many languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, Bulgarian, and Serbian.

Her presentation in Milwaukee forms part of a series on Jewish Latin America associated with the Jewish Latin America Collection in Special Collections at the UWM Libraries. Other supporters of this event are The Jewish Latin America Collection Associates, UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UWM Center for International Education, UWM College of Letters and Science, UWM Master of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation, the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, and Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.


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May 7, 2014

La situación sociolingüística del gallego en el contexto ibérico


Dr. Henreique Monteagudo
, Instituto da Lingua Galega/Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

UWM Campus, Curtin Hall 319, 2:30 pm

Galician Studies Poster

May 2-3, 2014

(Re)Mapping Galician Studies in North America: A Breakthrough Symposium

At a time when scientific disciplines tend progressively to a higher degree of specialization, it is becoming more and more complex to set up an effective and interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars from different fields in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. This Symposium, organized by the Galician Studies Research Group at UW-Milwaukee, would like to offer a meeting point to facilitate the exchange of critical ideas and (inter)disciplinary proposals on the present and future of Galician Studies in North American academia.

Keynote Speakers:
Thomas Harrington, Associate Professor, Trinity College
Sharon Roseman, Professor, Anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

For further information, see the Symposium Program.

Carnation Revolution

April 23, 2014

Portugal and the World: On the 40th Anniversary of the Carnation Revolution

Speakers:
Michael Baum,University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Kathryn Bishop Sanchez, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Francisco Cota Fagundes, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Julie Dahl, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cassio Muniz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Luis Nuno Rodrigues, ISCTE (Lisbon)
Gabriel Rei Doval, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ellen Sapega, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Leonor Simas-Almeida, Brown University
Ricardo Vasconcelos, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UWM Campus, Curtin Hall, Room 175, 2:00pm - 7:30pm

Creole Linguistics

April 7, 2014

UWM Lecture on Spanish Linguistics and Creole Linguistics

Latin American Spanish: Spanish Linguistics and its Interface with Creole Linguistics

This talk will provide a brief overview of the principal theoretical issues and major themes related to the origins of Latin American Spanish. The presentation will then move on to show how and why the subfield of (Spanish) creolistics has profoundly influenced how we currently view the "true" and complex origins of Latin American Spanish.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Armin Schwegler, University of California, Irvine

UWM Campus, Mitchell Hall, Room 361, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

For further information, please contact Kathy Wheatley at wheatley@uwm.edu or 229-5710

Luso-Hispanic Symposium

November 23, 2013

2nd UWM Symposium on Luso-Hispanic Linguistics

Presentations on different fields of descriptive, applied or theoretical linguistics from a synchronic or diachronic perspective.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrés Enrique-Arias, Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain)
"Contact Induced Change in the Spanish of Mallorca: Insights From a Historical Perspective"

UWM Campus, Curtin Hall, Room 175, 9:00am - 7:00pm

Jewish Latin American Writers

October 23, 2013

Jewish Latin American Writers - A Symposium

A day of readings, class workshops, and evening panel discussion.

"La Mano y el JudÍo: A Bilingual Reading of Jewish Latin American Writing" (2:00 - 3:30 pm), Fireside Lounge, UW-Milwaukee Student Union

Open Master Class with Marjorie Agosín, José Kozer, and Stephen Sadow (4:30 - 6:00 pm), Fireside Lounge, UW-Milwaukee Student Union

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May 1, 2013, 4:30pm - 7:00pm

I UWM Symposium on Luso-Hispanic Linguistics

Merrill Hall 131, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Speakers:
Ms. Maria del Pilar Fernandez Pedraza, UW-Milwaukee
Ms. Ruth Solarte Gonzalez, UW-Milwaukee

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Fernando Tejedo, Keynote, UW-Madison

 
Ricardo Landeira

April 11, 2013, 4:3pm

Peace and Quiet: Early Spanish Detective Fiction

Garland Hall 104, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Speaker:
Ricardo Landeira, University of Colorado-Boulder

 
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April 9, 2013, 5pm - 6pm

Promoting the Portuguese Language in the Midwest

Enderis Hall 107, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Speaker:
Ambassador Paulo Camargo, Consul-General of Brazil in Chicago


 
IV Ibero-American and Latino Studies Colloquium

April 5, 2013, 2:30pm

IV Ibero-American and Latino Studies Colloquium

Garland Hall 104, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Speakers:
Roberto García Delgado, UW-Milwaukee
Miguel Santos, UW-Milwaukee

Keynote Speaker:
Amy Olen, University of Texas at Austin

 
Gonzalez Presentation

November 29, 2012, 3:30pm-5:00pm

"Prensa, sátira y propaganda. La emergencia del gallego escrito en los albores de la España contemporánea"

Lubar Hall, Room N120, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Speaker:
Dr. Ernesto González Seoane, Distinguished Professor of Galician Linguistics at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

 
Fiction's Turn: 'Post-Testimonial' Novels in Central America

November 28, 2012, 11:30am-1:00pm

Fiction's Turn: 'Post-Testimonial' Novels in Central America

Curtin Hall, Room 739, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Speaker:
Martin Gaspar, UW-Madison

November 19th

November 19, 2012, 3:30-5:00pm

Conversatorio de Letras Colombianas

Curtin Hall, Room 175, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Speakers:
Dr. Enrique Cabeza
Dr. Gabriel Pabon

Salgado Maranhão

November 12, 2012, 6:00pm

Poetry Reading by Brazilian Author Salgado Maranhao

Mitchell Hall, Room 195, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Sponsors: UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies & UWM Center for International Education

October 12, 2012, 2:00pm

Día de la hispanidad:

Día de la hispanidad: "Encuentros y desencuentros en el día de la Raza"

Garland Hall, Room 104, UW-Milwaukee Campus

Speakers:
Margarita Zamora, UW-Madison
Ruben Antonio Sanchez-Godoy, Southern Methodist University

Carlos Nunez

October 10, 2012, 11:30am

Carlos Núñez: Performance and Discussion

Helene Zelazo Center, Room 171, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for Celtic Studies, Peck School of the Arts - Music Department, and Sigma Delta Pi

April 23rd, 2012, 4:30pm

Voces Boricuas del Midwest: A Reading in Spanish

Voces Boricuas Poster

Curtin Hall, Room 175, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Sigma Delta Pi

Speakers:

Nancy Bird-Soto, UW-Milwaukee
Dinorah Cortés Vélez, Marquette University
and special guest:
Lawrence LaFountain-Stokes, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Spring 2012

Portuguese Lecture Series

Homeland and/or Diaspora? The Cultural Politics of Being Jewish in Brazil
Portuguese Lecture Series
  • Speaker: Nelson Vieira, Brown University
    February 22 at 7pm, Golda Meir Library Conference Center, UW-Milwaukee
On Lusofonia - What It Could Mean in Postcolonial Times
  • Speaker: Onésimo T. Almeida, Brown University
    March 28 at 3:30pm, Lubar Hall N120, UW-Milwaukee
Regarding Libaninho: The Spectacle of Homosexuality in Eça de Queirós’s The Crime of Father Amaro
  • Speaker: Anna Klobucka, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
    April 18 at 3:30pm, Greene Hall 148, UW-Milwaukee
  • View Event Poster - pdf
Lúcia Bettencourt

April 18, 2011, 5:30pm

Literary reading of "Borges's Secretary"

Greene Hall, UW-Milwaukee campus

Speaker:

Lúcia Bettencourt, author

April 5, 2011

UWM Brazil Day - A Symposium on Brazilian Culture

Various locations across UW-Milwaukee campus

Panels on:

Brazil Day
  • Brazilian Literature: writer João Almino, Ricardo Vasconcelos (UWM) and Luciana Namorato (Indiana U)
  • Brazilian Politics and Diaspora: Simone Conceição (UWM), Natasha Sugyama (UWM), and Cassio Muniz (UWM)
  • Brazilian Popular Festivals: Simone Ferro (UWM) and Armando Duarte (U. of Iowa)

Other activities included a capoeira performance with Grupo Corpo e Movimento (UWM), a soccer performance by players of the Milwaukee Wave, language classes with Marta Bosio (UWM); film screenings integrated in the UWM Latin-American Film Festival, organized by the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; a music performance by René Izquierdo and Caen Thomason-Redus; a Luso-Brazilian book sale organized by Boswell Books.

Please consult the program with more information on our sponsors and more details on the presentations:

Kenneth David JacksonFebruary 14, 2011, 4:30pm

The Worlds of the Brazilian Short Story

Greene Hall, UW-Milwaukee campus

Speaker:

Kenneth David Jackson, Yale University

October 20th, 2010, 2:00-4:15pm

III Ibero-American and Latino Studies Colloquium

Mitchell Hall, Room 195, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsor: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2010 Fall - Colloquium

Speakers:

Alicia Johnson, UW-Milwaukee
"El proceso de la transculturación y la muerte en Pedro Páramo por Juan Rulfo"
Michael L. Martinez Jr., UW-Milwaukee
"La lucha para una cultura marginalizada: Lenguaje literario y la ignorancia del imperialismo en la Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias"
W. Michael Rueter, UW-Madison
"The Liber scale and Aljamiado Accounts of Muhammad's Ascension to Heaven"

Keynote Speaker and Presentation:

Armando González-Pérez, Marquette University
"Ethnicity, Identity and Santería Rituals in Pura del Prado's Poetry"


Pablo Neruda poster May 3rd, 2010, 2:00 pm

Viaje al corazón de Pablo Neruda

Video Conference in Spanish
Lubar Hall, Room S250
UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsor: Department of Spanish and Portuguese



April 29th, 2010, 3:30 pm

galacian linguistics

Galician Linguistics: From Tradition to Modernity: A Symposium

Holton Hall, Room 180, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsor: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Speakers:
David MacKenzie, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alex Alonso, Brooklyn College and Graduate Center, CUNY


Writers Symposium 2010 April 8th, 2010, 2:00-5:00pm

Latin/o American Writers Symposium

Lubar Hall, Room N110, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Sigma Delta Pi, Roberto Hernández Center, and Women's Studies

José Castro Urioste, Peruvian
Ricardo Chávez Castañeda, Mexican
Pilar Melero, Mexican/US Latina

For information contact Professor Nancy Bird-Soto birdsoto@uwm.edu


October 15th, 2009, 2:00-5:00pm

Hispanic and Luso-Brazillian Colloquium - 2009

2nd Student Colloquium of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Garland Hall, Room 104, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Keynote Speaker:
Dinorah Cortéz Vélez
, Marquette University
Incorporating Ambiguity: Sor Juana and the Aporía of the Neuter Body

Student Presentations:
Amy Olen, UW-Milwaukee
Giannina Reyes Giardiello, UW-Madison
Allison Christine Reeve, UW-Milwaukee
Jason Paul Doroga, UW-Madison


Adela Pineda FrancoApril 28, 2009, 4:45pm

Video Conference in Spanish

Curtin Hall 319, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsor: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Adela Pineda Franco, Department of Romance Studies, Boston University
Martín Luis Guzmán ante la Revolución Mexicana


April 6, 2009, 3:00pm

Sociolinguistics

Hispanic Sociolinguistics in Transatlantic Perspective: A Symposium

Bolton Hall B52, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)

Fernando Ramallo, University of Vigo, Spain
Why is the Galician Sociolinguistic Situation Relevant from an American Perspective?

Kim Potowski, University of Illinois– Chicago
The Sociolinguistics of Mexirican Spanish in Chicago

October 3rd, 2008, 2:00pm

1st Student Colloqium

1st Student Colloquium of Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Studies

Curtin Hall, Room 175, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Keynote Speaker: Ksenija Bilbija, UW-Madison
Tortured by Fashion: Making Memory Through Advertising

Erika Almenara, UW-Milwaukee
La poesía como terapia para José Fernández en De sobremesa de José Asunción Silva

Heidi A. Backes, UW-Madison
La Bella y la Bestia: el imperialismo y la otredad en El verdadero final de la Bella Durmiente

Laura Jara, UW-Milwaukee La rebelión tomochiteca en las sierras Mexicanas. Literatura e historia en Tomochic de Heriberto Frias

October 30, 2008, 2:00pm

Popular Culture

Popular Culture in Latin America: Drama on Stage, Court, and Track

Curtin Hall, Room 175, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of History, Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

David Sheinin, Trent University, Canada
Did the Generals have Support? Sport and the Construction of a Dictatorship Culture in Argentina, 1975-1984

Luis Peirano, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
The Tradition of the Auto Sacramental in Peru (with Bertha Pancorvo)

October 27, 2008, 3:00pm

Battle over Spanish

The Battle Over Spanish in Contemporary Latin America: A Symposium

Lubar Hall S220, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Luis Gabriel-Stheeman, The College of New Jersey
The Rhetorics of Rigor: Linguistic Reasoning, Legitimacy and the Battle over Spanish

María del Pilar Melgarejo Acosta, UW-Milwaukee
Language and Power: Nation-Building in Colombia

Barry Velleman, Marquette University;
The Language Battle in Argentina: Nation, Identity, and the 'Art of the Insult'

Ernesto Cardenal

September 16th, 2008, 7:00pm

Ernesto Cardenal: The Role of the Poet in Latin America

Golda Meir Library Conference Center, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Special Collections Library and UWM Libraries, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Sigma Delta Pi National (Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)

March 27, 2008, 3:00pm

Indigenous Languages

Symposium on Latin American Indigenous Languages

Curtin Hall, Room 175, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society), and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Anna María Escobar, University of Illinois-Urbana
Vitality of Andean Languages in the Peruvian Context

Fabiola Varela-García, UW-Eau Claire
Guatemalan Intercultural Language Policy in the XXI Century. Multilingualism and 'Desarrollo con Identidad'

October 9, 2007, 3:30pm

Marquez Symposium

A Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez: A Symposium

Special Collections Library, 4th floor, Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Special Collections Library and UWM Libraries

David Draper Clark, University of Oklahoma
Gabriel García Márquez: From Macondo to Milwaukee—One Reader’s Appreciation

Germán Carrillo, Marquette University
One Hundred Years of Solitude Reaches 40 (1967-2007): A Milestone in World Literature