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Peter Bush a l'Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Peter Bush a l'Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

 

October 12: L'Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies va tenir l'honor el dimarts passat a la tarda d'acollir la conferència del traductor britànic Peter Bush: Memory, war and translation: In Diamond Square by Mercè Rodoreda.

Peter Bush va presentar la nova edició de La plaça del Diamant que ell mateix ha traduït a l'anglès (In Diamond Square) i que sortirà publicada properament per l'editorial Virago. Durant la presentació va parlar del repte de traduir un clàssic de la literatura catalana i de com una determinada lectura de la novel·la original pot fer aflorar certs records que, en el seu cas, han acabat alimentant el que serà la tercera traducció a l'anglès de la novel·la de Mercè Rodoreda. Abans, però, va fer un repàs de les anteriors traduccions: The pigeon girl d'Eda O'Shiel (1967) i The time of the doves de David Rosenthal (1980).

L'esdeveniment va ser copatrocinat pel Program of Spanish and Portuguese, UMass Amherst

 URL: http://www.umass.edu/ihgms/programs

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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:


- Luiz Amaral, Program Director, amaral@umass.edu
- Albert Lloret, Graduate Program Director, lloret@umass.edu
- Carole Cloutier, Language Program Director, cloutier@spanport.umass.edu
- Patricia Gubitosi, Undergraduate Program Director, gubitosi@spanport.umass.edu
- Meghan Armstrong-Abrami, Honors Program Director, armstrong@spanport.umass.edu
- Mary Olmo, Office Program Manager, dolmo@admin.umass.edu

- Mary Maynard, Undergraduate Program Administrator, maynard@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

 

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

To know more about our academic programs, please visit:

http://www.umass.edu/spanport/academics-spanport

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Professional Development Workshop

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The Spanish and Portuguese Unit Graduate Student Organization (SPUGSO) held a Professional Development Workshop on March 10, 2017. The invited speakers were Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley, Christina Beaubien, Alba Arias Alvarez, Odalis Hidalgo, Covadonga Sanchez, and Fiona Dixon. A number of graduate students took part in the workshop.
 
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1st Erotic Micro-Fiction and Poetry Contest "Nit de Sant
Jordi"  

1st Erotic Micro-Fiction and Poetry Contest "Nit de Sant <br/>Jordi"   | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Below is the general information about the contest.

Main topic: Erotic Fiction
Form: prose and poetry.
Maximum length: 300 words
Works accepted in English, Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese
Deadline: 1st of April, 2017

Prize: $40 gift card (Amherst Books or Barnes and Noble) and the publication of the winner's text in the cultural journal Pravalia Culturala

Facebook page of the contest: https://www.facebook.com/1st-Erotic-Micro-Fiction-and-Poetry-Contest-Nit-de-Sant-Jordi-1840490209540542/
 
 
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9th Catalan Film Festival at UMass: Aging, Memory Loss, and Sickness 

9th Catalan Film Festival at UMass: Aging, Memory Loss, and Sickness  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The 9th edition of the Catalan Film Festival at UMass is devoted to Aging, Memory Loss, and Sickness. Directors Montse Armengou and Carla Subirana will be presenting their films.

Program:
March 21: "Pòlio, crònica d'una negligència" by Montse Armengou. Director will be present. Room ILC S350
March 28: "Truman" by Cesc Gay. Room ILC S404
April 4: "Nedar" by Carla Subirana. Director will be present. Room ILC S350
April 11: "Elegy" by Isabel Coixet. Room ILC S404
April 18: "La vida empieza hoy" by Laura Mañá. Room ILC S404

Original versions with English subtitles. Some of the movies are rated R.
Pizza and soda will be served for everyone attending.
Related to the courses "Catalan Cinema," "Catalan Culture," and "Aging Studies and Cinema" and only for academic purposes.
 
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Spring 2017 CAFÉ OLÉ

Spring 2017 CAFÉ OLÉ | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Join us and practice your Spanish at the 4th floor lounge of Herter while drinking coffee and eating some cookies!
 
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Margara Russotto keynote speaker at the International Symposium on Poetas Hispanoamericanas at the University of Granada

Margara Russotto keynote speaker at the International Symposium on Poetas Hispanoamericanas at the University of Granada | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Professor Margara Russotto was an invited scholar at the European Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) at the University of Granada in where she gave a lecture on "Distortion, censorship, and self-censorship in the journal of female authorship". She also was the keynote speaker for the closing of the "International Symposium Poetas hispanoamericanas: Identidades, Feminismos, Poéticas (19th-21st Century)".
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First Session of Fall 2016 Café Olé

First Session of Fall 2016 Café Olé | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The first session of the Fall 2016 Café Olé series started today, September 21. Alba Arias led the session accompanied by Isaura, Claudia, Rafael, Jaír, Camila, Wilmar, and Isaac. Come to the next session next week and have some coffee while practicing your Spanish!
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3rd Latin American Film Festival

3rd Latin American Film Festival | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The organizing committee of the Latin American Film Festival at UMass Amherst is proud to present the third edition of the film festival, which this year focuses on migrants and travelers. The committee is pleased to have the opportunity to have the presence of two distinguished guests: the specialist in road movies, Jaime Correa, and the Mexican film director, Tin Dirdamal.
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Fall 2016 Fem un Cafè

Fall 2016 Fem un Cafè | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Please join us every Tuesday at noon to practice your Catalan at Herter 4th floor lounge plus have some free coffee!
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UMass PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents Research at SCL 2016 held in Mona, Jamaica

UMass PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents Research at SCL 2016 held in Mona, Jamaica | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Hispanic Linguistics PhD Candidate Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley presented her work entitled "Pronominal Variation: Creole/Non-Lexifier Contact Situation" at the Society for Caribbean Linguistics 21st Biennial Conference at the University of the West Indies Mona in Kingston, Jamaica.
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UMass Graduate Student Agnieszka Gabor Presents at UMass Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies

UMass Graduate Student Agnieszka Gabor Presents at UMass Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Agnieszka Gabor, our MA student in Lusophone Literatures and Cultures, participated in the UMass Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies that took place on April 22-24, 2016, at UMass Amherst. Aga presented her work titled "The Ideology and Politics of Post-Cold War Polish Literature in Translation".
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PhD Student Alba Arias Presents Research at Sociolinguistics Symposium 21

PhD Student Alba Arias Presents Research at Sociolinguistics Symposium 21 | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Hispanic Linguistic PhD student Alba Arias presented her study entitled “Manifestaciones de la identidad asturiana: el cambio de código en Facebook” at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 21 held from June 15-18, 2016 at the University of Murcia, Spain. The general theme of the 2016 conference was Attitudes and Prestige.
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Last Movie of the 8th Catalan Film Festival: "Garbo: The Spy" (2009) by Edmon Roch, presented by graduate student Carla Suárez. Tuesday April 19th 

Last Movie of the 8th Catalan Film Festival: "Garbo: The Spy" (2009) by Edmon Roch, presented by graduate student Carla Suárez. Tuesday April 19th  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 PM in ILC S404. It will be in English, Catalan, Spanish and German with English subtitles.

Pizza and soda will be served!

Garbo: The Spy (aka Garbo: The Man Who Saved the World, 2009, 89 min). Joan Pujol was called "Garbo" by British intelligence agents because they regarded him as "the greatest actor in the world." He was good enough to persuade Nazi authorities that he was working for them even as he was serving the Allies at the same time, and received high decorations from both sides without either learning his true identity. Pujol was a Catalan who was determined to work against the Axis during World War II. The information he gave the Nazis was largely false, and his insistence that the Normandy landing was just a distraction helped make the successful D-Day campaign possible.
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Two Days with Carla Subirana

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Two Days With Montse Armengou

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Spring 2017 CATALAN CAFÈ

Spring 2017 CATALAN CAFÈ | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Please come and join us every Tuesday from 12noon to 1pm to practice your Catalan at Herter 4th floor lounge plus have some free coffee!!!
 
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Spring 2017 CAFÉ LUSÓFONO

Spring 2017 CAFÉ LUSÓFONO | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Come join us and share a cup of coffee while practicing your Portuguese at the 4th floor lounge of Herter!
 
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Alba Arias Successfully Defended her Major Candidacy Paper  

Alba Arias Successfully Defended her Major Candidacy Paper   | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Alba Arias successfully defended her major candidacy paper entitled "A Sociophonetic Study of Trill Variation in the Spanish spoken by Puerto Ricans in Western Massachusetts and Puerto Rico" on Thursday, December 15th, 2016. She is now a PhD Candidate of Hispanic Linguistics.
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First Session of the Fall 2016 CAFÉ LUSÓFONO

First Session of the Fall 2016 CAFÉ LUSÓFONO | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Come join us and share a cup of coffee while practicing your Portuguese at the 4th floor lounge of Herter!
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First Fem un Cafè

First Fem un Cafè | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Come practice your Catalan and have free coffee with Nicolau, Aleix, Denzel, Pat, Patrici, Ryan, Joey, Kaci, Aida and Guillem!
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Fall 2016 CAFÉ OLÉ

Fall 2016 CAFÉ OLÉ | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley was awarded a 2016 Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship

Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley was awarded a 2016 Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Hispanic Linguistics PhD Candidate Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley was invited to the Summer Dissertation Fellows Dinner to give a brief summary of her dissertation and the work she has accomplished over the summer as she was awarded a 2016 Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship with the support of her adviser, Professor Patricia Gubitosi. The fellowship funded part of Sheryl’s fieldwork expenses during the summer of 2016 as she carried out language documentation of Cavite Chabacano in Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines.
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PhD student Claudia Paez presents at JALLA held in La Paz, Bolivia

PhD student Claudia Paez presents at JALLA held in La Paz, Bolivia | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Latin American Literature PhD student Claudia Páez presented a paper entitled “Imágenes del indígena en un viejo que leía novelas de amor. ¿Un modelo idealizado?” during the 12th Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana (JALLA), which this year took place in La Paz, Bolivia, between August 8 to 12. The main aim of her paper was to inquire into the image of the indigenous people presented in Luis Sepúlveda’s novel: Un viejo que leía novelas de amor.
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UMass Graduate Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents Research at 4th International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

UMass Graduate Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents Research at 4th International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley participated in the 4th International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (FLLT 2016), which was held in Bangkok, Thailand organized by the Language Institute of Thammasat University on June 24-25, 2016. Her research presentation was entitled “Interlanguage Representation in Adult L2 Learners”.
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Luiz Amaral @ Amazonicas VI in Colombia

Luiz Amaral @ Amazonicas VI in Colombia | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Luiz Amaral presented a paper called "The Role of TAM Morphology in Wapichana Asymmetric Negation" during Amazonicas VI, a conference on indigenous languages of the Amazon that took place between May 24 and 28 in Leticia, Colombia.
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"Translating the Contemporary Catalan Novel." A talk by Mara Faye Lethem at U Mass on April 20th 

"Translating the Contemporary Catalan Novel." A talk by Mara Faye Lethem at U Mass on April 20th  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Mara Faye Lethem will be presenting a talk titled: "Translating the Contemporary Catalan Novel" on April 20th at 2:30 in the Integrative learning center, N111. 
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