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Eduardo González will give a talk on Pedro Almodóvar's recent movie, La piel que habito

Eduardo González will give a talk on Pedro Almodóvar's recent movie, La piel que habito | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

On Oct. 18, at 4:00 PM in Herter 209,  Prof. Eduardo González (Johns Hopkins University) will give the talk: “All about my sex, all about mother, my race, my skin and yours, ALL”. At 2:00, in Herter 207, we will screen Almodóvar's movie _La piel que habito_

 

Prof. González joined the Hopkins faculty in 1981 and is the author of five books _Carpentier, el tiempo del hombre_ (1978), _La persona y el relato_ (1985), _The Monstered Self_ (1992), _Cuba and the Tempest _(2006) and _Cuba and the Fall: Christian Text and Queer Narrative_ (2010). Currently he is working on two new book projects: _Pedro Almodóvar Measure for Measure_ and _The Chimerical South_.

 

The event, organized by Prof. Regina Galasso (Comp Lit) and Prof. Barbara Zecchi (SpanPort) is cosponsored by the Program of Spanish and Portuguese, the Program of Comparative Literature, and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

The talk is in English. The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Trailer of the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlZgGlwBgro

 

 

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THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES

THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Check our webpage: http://www.umass.edu/spanport/

Questions? Email:
-Barbara Zecchi, Program Director bzecchi@spanport.umass.edu
-Luiz Amaral, Graduate Program Director, amaral@spanport.umass.edu
-Carole Cloutier, Lang. Program Director, cloutier@spanport.umass.edu
-Luis Marentes, Undgrd. Program Dir., marentes@spanport.umass.edu
-Frank Fagundes, Honors Program Director, fagundes@spanport.umass.edu
-Leah Dodson, Office Manager, ldodson@spanport.umass.edu
We are located in 416 Herter Hall, 161 Presidents Drive,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003.
Phone: (413) 545-2887, Fax: (413) 545-3178

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT US?  It's easy!

Just click on this link below to make your tax-deductible donation:

http://www.umass.edu/spanport/donate/index.html

Any amount will have an impact on the future of our program!! Whatever you can afford, we greatly appreciate your generosity!

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Prof. Luiz Amaral at the University of Toronto

Prof. Luiz Amaral at the University of Toronto | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Prof. Luiz Amaral was a guest speaker at the University of Toronto on October 10. He gave a talk in Linguistics about his recent research on the acquisition of recursion in native Brazilian languages, with a specific focus on multiple embedded relative clauses and genitive constructions in Wapichana (an Arawak language spoken in Brazil and Guyana). In a second talk to professors in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, he presented some ideas and suggestions on how to revitalize Portuguese programs in North America. He talked about different aspects of language programs in the US and Canada, and the 2007 MLA recommendations for language departments. He also presented a list of suggestions for future actions that included individualized and online language learning, community outreach initiatives, the redesigning majors and minors to better serve students interested in social and behavior sciences, among other topics. 

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UMass Hispanic Linguistics hosts the 1st Symposium on Intonation and Tone in the Spanish-speaking World (InToSpan)

UMass Hispanic Linguistics hosts the 1st Symposium on Intonation and Tone in the Spanish-speaking World (InToSpan) | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

UMass Hispanic Linguistics hosted the 1st Symposium on Intonation and Tone in the Spanish-speaking World on October 10 and 11. Plenaries were given by José Ignacio Hualde and John Kingston. Covadonga Sánchez presented her work on intonation and focus in Asturian Spanish, and Alba Arias presented her work on prenuclear H+L* in Bogotá Spanish. 

 

Congratulations to Cova and Alba for their excellent presentations!

 

From left to right: Prof. Meghan Armstrong (organizer), Alba Arias (presenter), Fiona Dixon (conference support team), Covadonga Sánchez (presenter)

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Spring 2015: Catalan 321

Spring 2015: Catalan 321 | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Catalan 321 - Catalan Culture
Guillem Molla
This course is an overview of Catalan Culture with a a focus on six central aspects: literature, cinema, art, music, gastronomy and traditions. Through this course you will be able to discover a rich, unique and very interesting culture that includes important characters such as: Mercè Rodoreda, Quim Monzó, Salvador Dalí, Picasso, Isabel Coixet, Cesc Gay... This course will be a good chance not only to enjoy some excellent novels, films and other works, but also to widen our perception and knowledge on Spanish cultures.


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Irene Melé-Ballesteros es Editora Invitada de AMBITOS FEMINISTAS

Irene Melé-Ballesteros es Editora Invitada de ÁMBITOS FEMINISTAS, para el Volumen Monográfico (V) FALL 2015: FEMINISMO Y GYNOCINE

 

La editora y el comité editorial invitado de Ámbitos Feministas abre la convocatoria para la preselección de artículos publicables en el volumen 5 Monográfico del otoño 2015.

El tema elegido para el mismo es la producción cinematográfica hispánica de las Américas y del ámbito ibérico de autoría femenina y el rol que sus respectivas directoras, productoras y

guionistas juegan en cuestiones que repercuten sobre la imagen y la representación cultural de las mujeres a nivel político y

simbólico.

Por ello, se hace una llamada a estudios críticos que además de analizar las obras en sí mismas, reflexionen también acerca de las actitudes que sus autoras toman frente al feminismo como posición política. Y se invita a que aborden, cada uno de forma específica, una amplia variedad de temas dentro del abanico de realidades que las distintas generaciones han venido retratando. La discriminación de género o por orientación sexual de las mujeres, la violencia machista, la paridad en la

maternidad o la inmigración son algunos ejemplos de los que, sin caer en crítica intencionalista, consideramos relevante observar el contraste entre el análisis de su obra y la postura de la(s) autora(s) en cuestión.

Se anticipa que el monográfico ofrezca una panorámica de conjunto que contribuya a situar y discutir tanto obras canónicas como contemporáneas dentro del espectro de la teoría fílmica feminista, la teoría de género y el feminismo como posición política en todas sus facetas.

Editora invitada del número monográfico: Irene Melé Ballesteros, University of Massachusetts Amherst

COMITÉ EDITORIAL INVITADO

• Barbara Zecchi, University of Massachusetts Amherst

• Raquel Medina, Aston University, UK

• Elisabet Pallas, University of Massachusetts Amherst

• Eva París Huesca, Ohio Wesleyan University

• Katarzyna Paszkiewicz, Universitat de Barcelona

• Maribel Rams Albuisech, University of Massachusetts Amherst

• Cynthia Tompkins, Arizona State University

 

Para las NORMAS DE ENVÍO DE ENSAYOS hacer click aquí:

www.ambitosfeministas.feministas-unidas.org

• La fecha límite para la recepción de originales es el 31 de enero de 2015.

 

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University of Massachusetts Amherst Job Posting: Tenure Track Position (Assistant Professor) in 18th-21st c. Peninsular Spanish Literature

Job Description:

Tenure Track Position (Assistant Professor) in 18th-21st c. Peninsular Spanish Literature

The Spanish and Portuguese Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full time, tenure track Assistant Professor with specialization in 18th-21st c. Peninsular Literatures and Cultures, to begin September 1, 2015. 

We seek candidates with expertise in Modern and Contemporary Iberian Literatures and Cultures, Literary Theory, Cultural and Political Theory. Duties include teaching 18th-21st c. Iberian Literatures and Cultures courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising undergraduate and graduate students and performing service duties as required by the Department and the University. Candidates should show strong promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching.  

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Click here for more information:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=804EAB36BBC0268CA222C046B1BFA907?JOBID=53375

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Santiago Vidales en el Diario Dominicano: "Académicos reflexionan sobre la identidad en El Caribe que nos une"

Santiago Vidales en el Diario Dominicano: "Académicos reflexionan sobre la identidad en El Caribe que nos une" | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Santiago de Cuba, 6 julio (3:41 pm)._ Diversas aproximaciones a los problemas de identidad y la integración cultural en la cuenca caribeña concentran aquí la atención de los académicos durante las jornadas del Coloquio Internacional El Caribe que nos une, en la 32 Fiesta del Fuego [...]

 

En esa cuerda, el colombiano Santiago Vidales -radicado en Estados Unidos- revisitó la víspera textos seminales del uruguayo José Enrique Rodó y Fernández Retamar para analizar desde el presente los avatares y perspectivas de los conceptos-metáforas surgidos de La tempestad shakespeareana: Caliban, Próspero, Ariel y Sycorax.

 

Vidales asume la superación retamariana de la vieja dicotomía Ariel-Caliban -planteada por Rodó-, en la que el primero simbolizaba al intelectual puro y sensible, antítesis del segundo: el zafio y humilde habitante de Latinoamérica.

 

El especialista recordó que en los años 60 del pasado siglo Retamar planteó precisamente la urgencia de una integración de ambos símbolos, como expresión de un ser latinoamericano mucho más completo, capaz de acometer una verdadera revolución contra Próspero, representación del colonialismo y, sobre todo, el neocolonialismo norteamericano.

 

No obstante, Vidales propuso en su conferencia la asunción de un "triunvirato metafórico" que incluya a Sycorax -madre de Caliban en la fábula de Shakespeare-,concepto-metáfora de la mujer emigrante.

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Andie Faber presents her work on Asturian and its interference in Spanish spoken in the north of Spain.

Andie Faber presents her work on Asturian  and its interference in Spanish spoken in the north of Spain. | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Doctoral Candidate Andie Faber presented work from her year in Oviedo, Spain on Mass Agreement patterns in Asturian and Spanish in a poster presentation at the 21st International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar at the University at Buffalo - SUNY.  This work investigates the mass noun agreement feature in Asturian and its interference in Spanish spoken in the north of Spain.

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The 1st edition of the UMASS LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL begins this week

The 1st edition of the UMASS LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL begins this week | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Thatcher Spanish at the Amherst Cinema's screening of "Oil and Water"

Thatcher Spanish at the Amherst Cinema's screening of "Oil and Water" | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Thatcher Spanish at the Amherst Cinema's screening of "Oil and Water", a PBS documentary about the oil industry and its effects on indigenous communities in Ecuador. "Oil & Water" is the true story of two boys, coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David, (an Amherst native) goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.”

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1st Annual Latin American Film Festival

1st Annual Latin American Film Festival | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Attend the inaugural session of the 1st Annual Latin American Film Festival. The main goal of this festival is to bring to the table the different issues that Latin American societies have encountered in the past, present and future. It also has the intention to promote and develop bridges between scholars and creators establishing the importance of the collaboration within different areas of studies that have as a common point of interest: Latin America. This year the Film Festival will focus its attention on the topic of violence represented in Latin-American films. The festival will have a length of six weeks where, on the opening day, we will be hold a panel to discuss the topic and the film that will be presented. Although the festival is open to the general public, we encourage you to participate in it by registering on Spire: SPANISH 597LF for an equivalent of 1 credit course. Visit our website (www.umass.edu/spanport/programs/latin_american_film_festival.html) for full details and schedules.

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Professor Carole Cloutier publishes the book _Análisis diacrónico de los cambios fonológicos del latín al español_

Professor Carole Cloutier publishes the book _Análisis diacrónico de los cambios fonológicos del latín al español_ | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Análisis diacrónico de los cambios fonológicos del latín al español moderno presenta los principales procesos de cambios fonéticos que ocurrieron desde el latín clásico hasta el español moderno a través de derivaciones que ilustran como se ha transformado el léxico a lo largo de los siglos.

Para ilustrar dichos cambios, el análisis lingüístico se apoya en la obra
historiográfica de Alonso X, usando principalmente fragmentos del manuscrito de la Estoria de Espanna (1270-1284). La Estoria de Espanna supone la primera historia de España, desde los orígenes bíblicos hasta el reino de Fernando III.

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Pedagogical Grammars for Indigenous Languages in Brazil.

Pedagogical Grammars for Indigenous Languages in Brazil. | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

The second workshop on Pedagogical Grammars for Native Brazilian Languages happened in Brazil between July 26 and August 2. This is the second year of the UNESCO/Museu do Índio language revitalization project coordinated by Prof. Luiz Amaral that will create pedagogical grammars for five indigenous languages: Karajá, Ikpeng, Wapichana, Paresi and Kawaiwete. The second workshop focused on the integration of the pedagogical grammars into language classes and the implementation of language curricula for indigenous schools that help learners develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. In 2015, Prof. Amaral will visit different communities in the Brazilian Amazon to continue his work with local teachers and school leaders to support initiatives that promote the teaching and learning of their native languages.

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To Save the Humanities, Change the Narrative

To Save the Humanities, Change the Narrative | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Whether there’s actually a crisis is debatable. Let’s say there’s not, and work together to prove it.
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Manuel Frau, editor of El Sol Latino visits Prof. Armstrong's Spanish in the U.S. class

Manuel Frau, editor of El Sol Latino visits Prof. Armstrong's Spanish in the U.S. class | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Manuel Frau, UMass alum and editor of El Sol Latino made an exciting visit to Professor Armstrong's Spanish in the U.S. Service Learning class. He talked about many interesting issues such as the need for a bilingual newspaper and the importance of Spanglish and Caribbean varieties of Spanish in Holyoke and Springfield. Manuel also brought up interesting cases of dialect contact - such as the contact between Domincians and Puerto Ricans in Lawrence, as well as the contact between rural and urban varieties of Puerto Rican Spanish in Holyoke. Lots of linguistic work to be done on Spanish in Massachusetts!

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New Class: Contemporary history of Spain through its music

New Class:  Contemporary history of Spain through its music | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Listening to the Spanish Past: Contemporary history of Spain through its music (SPAN 497MUS). Instructor: Diogenes Costa Curras


This course examines the interrelation between music, culture, and society from the early 20th century until the present in Spain. Music will be studied in relation to constructions and representations of gender, ethnicity, and the nation within Spain. We will listen to and discuss musical pieces from diverse genres such as zarzuela, copla, rock, rap, punk, and pop. In addition to the music itself, course materials will include films, documentaries, and theoretical texts on the cultural study of music. Taught in Spanish.

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Pau Cañigueral translates Oscar Wilde

Pau Cañigueral translates Oscar Wilde | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Next October 29th, _Quaderns Crema_ will publish Pau Cañigueral's translation into Catalan of 'The Decay of Lying', one of the most theoretical essays by Oscar Wilde. It can be considered Wilde's antinaturalist manifest, and, even today, it is a remarkable as well as controversial contribution to the debate about the value of art. According to Wilde, when Art renounces to beauty —the highest human aspiration— to achieve truth, it is being sacrificed one of the most extraordinary capacities of human being: the capacity to transform reality.  To create is to invent wonderful lies to transform the world into a place worthy of our amazement. For when Art gets rid of the shackles of realism, it stops imitating Nature, and Life becomes its model.

 

'La decadència de la mentida' (1898) no és només un dels diàlegs de més abast teòric d’Oscar Wilde, sinó que representa el seu manifest antinaturalista i una contribució tan notable com polèmica, fins i tot avui dia, al debat sobre el valor de l’art. Per Wilde, quan s’exigeix a l’art que renunciï a la bellesa—l’aspiració humana més elevada—per assolir la veritat, se sacrifica una de les capacitats més extraordinàries de l’ésser humà: la de transformar la realitat. Crear significa ordir mentides meravelloses per convertir el món en un lloc digne del nostre esbalaïment. I quan l’Art aconsegueix alliberar-se de les cadenes del realisme, deixa d’imitar la Natura i la Vida i n’esdevé el model.

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Barbara Zecchi: La pantalla sexuada, Cátedra, Madrid 2014

Barbara Zecchi: La pantalla sexuada, Cátedra, Madrid 2014 | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

"La pantalla sexuada" se ocupa de cinco temas centrales de la teoría fílmica feminista (espacio, autoría, placer, cuerpo y violencia) con la intención de revelar cuáles son las dinámicas utilizadas en el cine para desapropiar lo femenino. El título de este volumen hace referencia a dicha desapropiación, a una trasnominación producto de varias prácticas (epistemologías, discursos institucionalizados y tecnologías de género) que obstruyen lo femenino desplazándolo a lo masculino, o que, dicho en otras palabras, universalizan lo masculino. Propósito de este libro es denunciar este fenómeno que ha invisibilizado y sigue invisibilizando la presencia femenina en el séptimo arte e historizar el cine desde un enfoque de género, "sexuándolo".

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HOLYOKE BOUND event

HOLYOKE BOUND event | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it


This Saturday students from our “Integrative Experience” and “Spanish in the U.S.” classes and the Thatcher House Language Suite joined faculty, graduate students and the 5 Colleges community in Holyoke Bound at Dean Technical High School. The event, which introduces students to Holyoke, its history, and the relevance of its Latin@ community, is becoming a regular part of our curriculum. https://www.fivecolleges.edu/cbl/holyokebound

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1st Symposium on Intonation & Tone in the Spanish-speaking World (InToSpan)

1st Symposium on Intonation & Tone in the Spanish-speaking World (InToSpan) | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

UMASS-AMHERST
10-11 OCTOBER 2014
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 
JOSÉ IGNACIO HUALDE (UIUC)
JOHN KINGSTON (UMASS-AMHERST)

 

URL: http://intospan2014.weebly.com/

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New Class: Introduction to Quechua Language and Culture

New Class: Introduction to Quechua Language and Culture | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

 

Introduction to Quechua Language and Culture

 Span 397 QCH

MWF 10:10 -11:00
Prerequisite: Span 240 or instructor's permission

Instructor: Professor Carlos Molina-Vital

cmolinavita@spanport.umass.edu

 

This course introduces students to the study of Southern Quechua language, the most widely spoken variety of the Quechua language family. Our focus will be on the grammatical structure of the Cuzco-Collao (including Bolivian Quechua) and the Ayacucho-Chanca dialects. Despite some differences, these two varieties are fairly compatible, which makes them suitable for study together. At the same time, an overview of different cultural topics related to contemporary Andean culture will be covered. Among them we will pay especial attention to high-altitude agriculture and stockbreeding, religious syncretism, social-organization, current challenges faced by indigenous people, and different artistic expressions. Thus, the main goal of this course is to allow students to understand the Quechua world through the study of basic Southern Quechua grammar while examining current Andean cultural products and the context in which they are produced. The methodology used in this course will be a combination of direct instruction based on grammatical analysis, drills and other similar exercises, guided analysis and translation of accessible Southern Quechua texts. Also, students will provide written reports based on the cultural topics presented throughout the semester. In addition to this, listening and oral expression will be continuously practiced by taking advantage of different activities used in audiolingual Quechua methods. Every effort will be made during the course to access authentic language through song, video, and, when possible, video conference with native speakers. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course have an intermediate Spanish level (Span 240). 

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Café Lusófono

Café Lusófono | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

On Friday Sept. 26 join us for the first Café Lusófono of the semester . The other Café Lusófono encounters will take place on 

-October, 31
-November, 28

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Hispanic Heritage Month is not just for marketing - The Boston Globe

Hispanic Heritage Month is not just for marketing - The Boston Globe | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
National Hispanic Heritage Monthis overdue for a makeover. Originally established as a week-long event by President Lyndon Johnson, the celebration was expanded in 1988 to the period between Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Since then, companies, politicians, government agencies, and institutions alike celebrate the contributions of a growing population of Latinos — now estimated at 54.1 million. But widespread cultural acceptance has a downside: What a heritage month that started as a cultural tribute has eventually evolved into a bland, crass, and often patronizing, opportunity. for businesses and corporations to tap into the growing US Latino buying power, Seeking a piece of Latinos’ buying power, estimated at about $1.2 trillion, Many times this backfires as marketers often treat typically resort to treating treat an ethnically and racially diverse group as a monolithic, homogenized cluster.
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CONVOCATORIA No. 11(2013). TEMA CENTRAL "GÉNERO Y MIGRACIONES"

CONVOCATORIA No. 11(2013). TEMA CENTRAL "GÉNERO Y MIGRACIONES" | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

 

"Género y Migraciones" Recepción de artículos hasta el 1 de octubre de 2013

Durante las últimas décadas hemos presenciado la feminización de las migraciones. Siempre han existido mujeres migrantes; pero en las últimas décadas, no sólo ha aumentado su número, sino también su visibilidad. Este hecho ha significado un gran desarrollo en la producción científica sobre el fenómeno.

Por ello el proceso de feminización hay que entenderlo más allá del sujeto y protagonista de la migración - las mujeres. Urge  abordar la cuestión desde una perspectiva de género más amplia que implica un análisis sofisticado del proceso migratorio, el cual incluye los varios aspectos de las experiencias de movilidad: la (re)constitución de (nuevas) familias mixtas y trasnacionales, la liberación y el empoderamiento que puede acarrear la migración, la participación en el mercado de trabajo, los procesos de adaptación a nuevas culturas y regímenes de género, la experiencia de nuevas formas de discriminación, racismo y sexismo; hasta la negociación de nuevas identidades incluyendo identidades de género y orientación sexual, y el sesgo/neutralidad de las políticas migratorias.

Estos aspectos pueden ser abordados desde distintas perspectivas teórico-metodológicas e inter-disciplinarias en las ciencias sociales (demografía, sociología, antropología, ciencia política, psicología, economía), las artes y humanidades (cine, teatro, literatura) y los estudios culturales, des-coloniales y queer.


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Professor Meghan Armstrong in Dublin and Amsterdam

Professor Meghan Armstrong presented her work on intonational development at two conferences this summer. This past May in Dublin, she attended the Speech Prosody conference, giving a talk on "The acquisition of multimodal cues to disbelief". In Amsterdam she attended the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, giving a talk entitled Child comprehension of disbelief encoded through intonation and gesture. Both talks were collaborative work with members from the Grup d'Estudis de Prosòdia at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. 

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Andie Faber y Maribel Rams return from their academic year in Oviedo

Andie Faber y Maribel Rams return from their academic year in Oviedo | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Andie Faber and Maribel Rams completed their Graduate Student Teaching Exchange with the Universidad de Oviedo in Oviedo, Spain in June 2014. The two spent one academic year teaching Spanish language courses for international students and English language courses at La Casa de las Lenguas (the House of Languages) at the University. Additionally, they had the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and students to further their academic studies and enjoy the rich culture that can be found in Asturias, Spain

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