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Holly Cashman will give the talk "Doing knowing fútbol: gender & epistemics in interaction"

Holly Cashman will give the talk "Doing knowing fútbol: gender & epistemics in interaction" | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it

Thursday November 29 at 4:00 PM in Herter Hall 301,  Dr. Holly Cashman, from the University of New Hampshire, will give the talk "Doing knowing fútbol: gender & epistemics in interaction in Spanish-language broadcast soccer discourse."

 

This paper presents an analysis of the U.S. Spanish-language television broadcasts of the Mexican and U.S. teams’ games during group play (the initial stage) of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, a quadrennial international competition founded in 1991, the 2011 iteration of which was held in Germany in June and July 2011. The data consist of a total of six matches, approximately 2 hours of broadcast talk per match. The analysis focuses on three main elements: (1) descriptions of and references to players, from lexical choice (e.g. “women” vs. “girls”) to nickname use, (2) framing of the game and of participants’ play, especially with regards to players’ actions and notions of athleticism and power, and (3) construction of announcers’ expertise and authority. The paper shows that this complicated negotiation is the result of an ambivalence toward the inclusion of women as valid participants in the male-dominated, aggressive and competitive world of sports.

 

The event, organized by Prof. Patricia Gubitosi, is sponsored by the Program of Spanish and Portuguese and by the Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

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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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PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the XIV Congreso Internacional ALEPH

PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the XIV Congreso Internacional ALEPH | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Lora presented her work entitled "De la construcción de la conciencia y los juegos con los límites formales en 'Abeng' de Michelle Cliff y 'Balún Canán' de Rosario Castellanos” at the XIV Congreso Internacional ALEPH: transbordos literarios held on April 18-21, 2017 at Universidad de Barcelona, Spain. This paper is part of Pilar's current research on consciousness in "Abeng" by Michelle Cliff and "Balún Canan" by Rosario Castellanos.
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UMass Representation at the 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference 

UMass Representation at the 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Professor Kristie Soares, and PhD Students Aida Roldán García and Carla Suárez Vega presented at the 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on April 13-15, 2017. Professor Soares and Aida Roldán presented their work in the panel "On the Colorline: The Clashing Racial Paradigms of Latinidad". Carla Suárez presented her paper “A Weapon of My Own”: questioning culture, gender, and sexuality through graphic narrative in Cristy C. Road’s Spit and Passion”.
 
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Hispanic Linguistics PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents at the 26th Conference on Spanish in the United States & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages 

Hispanic Linguistics PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley Presents at the 26th Conference on Spanish in the United States & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our PhD Student Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley presented her study entitled “Subject Pronouns in the Spanish Spoken in Massachusetts” at the 26th Conference on Spanish in the United States & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages held from April 6-8, 2017 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
 
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Professional Development Workshop

Professional Development Workshop | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
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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Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Read her Short Story “Sor Juana” During the Book Day Celebration at Ramón Pérez de Ayala Library in Oviedo, Spain

Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Read her Short Story “Sor Juana” During the Book Day Celebration at Ramón Pérez de Ayala Library in Oviedo, Spain | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Lora read her short story entitled "Sor Juana” during the Book Day Celebration held on April 25, 2017 at The Asturias Library Ramón Pérez de Ayala, Spain. This short story was produced in a Creative Writing Workshop offered by the same library and organized by Professor Fernando Meléndez. “Sor Juana” will be published in the 2017 edition of “El Cid.”
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UMASS PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference

UMASS PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Presents at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Latin American Literature PhD Candidate Pilar Osorio Lora presented her research paper entitled "Consciousness awareness in Abeng by Michelle Cliff” at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference: Performing the Urban: Embodiments, Inventories, Rhythms held on April 3-7, 2017 at Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. This paper is part of Pilar's dissertation, which focuses on consciousness in "Abeng" by Michelle Cliff and "Balún Canan" by Rosario Castellanos.
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2017 Sant Jordi Celebration Catalan Week at UMass Amherst 

2017 Sant Jordi Celebration Catalan Week at UMass Amherst  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Two Days with Carla Subirana

Two Days with Carla Subirana | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
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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

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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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