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Apply Now for Spanish Thatcher Program (FALL 2014)

Apply Now for Spanish Thatcher Program (FALL 2014) | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it


The application deadline for the Spanish Thatcher Program for Fall 2014 is March 10th, 2014.
The Thatcher Language House offers a unique opportunity to live in a residence hall dedicated to learning a foreign language and exploring foreign cultures. Participants in Thatcher Spanish live among other students engaged in one of our 6 language programs in our residence hall and take advantage of the common spaces, lounges and kitchen to socialize in the language. They also meet in the classroom regularly during the week for a two-credit conversation/culture course, SPAN 285. Spanish Thatcher strives to learn more about the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. When the students come together, they discuss current events from various countries, watch Spanish language films, attend social and academic events on and off campus,  and cook Latin American and Spanish foods together.

For more information,
contact Jayne Reino: jereino@spanport.umass.edu.
You can access the application here:
http://ualc.umass.edu/rap/thatcherlanguagehouse

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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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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!

To know more about our academic programs, please visit:

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

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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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2016 Sant Jordi Celebration Catalan Week at UMass 

2016 Sant Jordi Celebration Catalan Week at UMass  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
You are invited to participate in the Sant Jordi Celebration of Catalan Week April 19th and 20th at U Mass in the Integrative Learning Center, room N111.
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U Mass Faculty and Graduate Students Present Research at 13th International Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) 

U Mass Faculty and Graduate Students Present Research at 13th International Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Professor Margara Russotto, Susana Antunes, and Agnieszka Gabor participated in the 13th International Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), which took place on March 31 to April 2, 2016 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Prof. Russotto presented her paper on "Disforia, Euforia, Silêncio: Atitudes do sujeito lírico na poesia de autoria feminina", Susana's presentation was dedicated to "O itinerário da viagem poética de Cecília Meireles", and Agnieszka talked about "Manuel Bandeira - o arquiteto, o planejador e o guia: o espaço e o lugar na poesia bandeirana".
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New Course for Fall 2016-Spanish 397ET Translation Today: Spanish-English

New Course for Fall 2016-Spanish 397ET Translation Today: Spanish-English | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
New Course for Fall 2016-Spanish 397ET Translation Today: Spanish-English 

Tu/Th 11:30-12:45

Professor Regina Galasso
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U Mass Presents Food and Travel in Luso-Hispanic Literature at NeMLA 2016

U Mass Presents Food and Travel in Luso-Hispanic Literature at NeMLA 2016 | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Susana Antunes, Guillem Molla, and Dolores Juan-Moreno presented papers on Friday, March 18th at NeMLA in Hartford, CT on the panel titled: Food and Travel in Luso-Hispanic Literature. Susana Antunes presented “Sabores e cores da Índia na poesia de viagem de Cecília Meirelos”; Guillem Molla presented “ El sabor de la memoria en la obra de Narcís Comedirá”; and Dolores Juan-Moreno presented “Viaje al supermercado: trascendencia y cotidianidad en la poesía española peninsular del siglo XXI”. 
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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
Please join us and practice your Spanish at the 4th floor lounge of Herter plus have some free coffee and cookies!!!
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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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David Rodríguez-Solás Invited Panelist at Opening of Brooklyn Exhibit to Honor Spanish Civil War Volunteers

David Rodríguez-Solás Invited Panelist at Opening of Brooklyn Exhibit to Honor Spanish Civil War Volunteers | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Professor Rodríguez-Solás is an invited panelist at the opening of the Brooklyn exhibit to honor Spanish Civil War Volunteers. The exhibit "Brooklyn at War: Spain 1936-1939” will open at Brooklyn College Library on April 14 and will be on display until July 29. This exhibit, curated by Professor Alejandro Alonso (Modern Languages and Literature, Brooklyn College, CUNY) will cover three aspects: political life on campus in the 30s; the impact of the Spanish Civil War and the debates and confrontations that took place there; and the presence of Spanish Exiles in the campus. Two panel discussions (2:15 and 4:30pm, Tanger Auditorium) will introduce the opening. David Rodríguez-Solás will present on commemorative exhibitions and the memory of the Spanish Civil War.
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U Mass Graduate Students Present Research at 46th Annual Linguistic Symposium  

U Mass Graduate Students Present Research at 46th Annual Linguistic Symposium   | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
Hispanic Linguistic PhD candidates Covadonga Sánchez and Andie Faber presented their work at the 46th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages at Stony Brook University. Andie presented her investigation of grammatical gender assignment in L1 and L2 Spanish speakers, and Cova presented her study on subject position in L2 Spanish.
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Catalan Film Festival: “Yesterday Never Ends” by Isabel Coixet, presented by Gina Malagold. Tuesday, April 5th 

Catalan Film Festival: “Yesterday Never Ends” by Isabel Coixet, presented by Gina Malagold. Tuesday, April 5th  | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The next movie of the 8th Catalan Film Festival is “Yesterday Never Ends” (2013) by Isabel Coixet, and it will be presented by Gina Malagold. Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 PM in ILC S404. It will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Pizza and soda will be served! 


 Ayer no termina nunca (‘Yesterday Never Ends’, 2013, 102 min). A couple meets at their son’s grave ten years after his death; his plot is to make way for a casino city. Anger, hatred and bitterness erupt. A nightmarish drama that goes far beyond this couple’s private grief and points towards the end of society.
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Catalan Film Festival: “Petit indi” by Marc Recha, presented by Pau Cañigueral. Tuesday, March 29

Catalan Film Festival: “Petit indi” by Marc Recha, presented by Pau Cañigueral. Tuesday, March 29 | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter | Scoop.it
The next movie of the 8th Catalan Film Festival is “Petit indi” (2009) by Marc Recha, and it will be presented by Pau Cañigueral. Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 PM in ILC S404. It will be in Catalan with Spanish subtitles. Pizza and soda will be served! Petit indi (2009, 92 min). Arnau lives with his elder sister Sole and brother Sergi on the outskirts of Barcelona. Their mother is in Vad-Ras prison and Arnau wants to find a way of ensuring she gets a proper trial, but a good lawyer is expensive and money is tight. Arnau, however, begins to realise that he has the possibility of securing extra funds for the family. Can he bear, however, to part with the thing that could be the answer to the family's financial problems?
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