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Catalan VII Symposium 2016, FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016, 3:00-6:00 pm, N204 Memorial Union, University of Missouri. Guest speakers will be: Elisa Martí-Lopez, PhD, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Northwestern University, and Elena Delgado, PhD, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As well as a Catalan students’ panel highlighting Kyle Brown, Anne Carter, Devin Kaveler and Taylor Twellman. This event is free and open to the public.

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Dr. Béa Gallimore, Dr. Carol Lazzaro-Weis and Dr. Michael Ugarte retire after many years of dedicated service to students in the department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri. (see picture gallery)


Béa Gallimore received the 2012 President’s Faculty Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement
Béa Gallimore received the 2012 President’s Faculty Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement. The surprise announcement was made to her on April 3, 2012 by Dr. Christa Weisbrook from the President’s Office. Provost Brian Foster, Vice Provost for International Affairs Handy Williamson, and Associate Dean Ted Tarkow from the College of Arts and Science were also present when the announcement was made, as well as Department Chair Flore Zéphir, and colleagues Michael Ugarte, Mary Jo Muratore, and Carol Lazzaro-Weis.
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Symposium: Genocide in Rwanda, Thursday, April 26-Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Keynote addresses:
Carl Wilkens: “Why I Chose to Stay in Rwanda,” Friday, April 27, 7:00 P.M., Ellis Auditorium (Ellis Library Building)
Canadian Senator Roméo Dallaire: “Are All Humans Human?”, Saturday, April 28, 3:30, Bush Auditorium, Cornell Hall, room 201
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Afro-Cuban Artists: A Renaissance - Conference 2016

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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Seminar Series Presents:  Brazilian poet laureate Salgado Maranhão and Distinguished Professor Alexis Levitin (SUNY-Plattsburgh) will be reading in English and Portuguese from their recently published bilingual poetry collection, Tiger Fur (2015) featuring a prominent Afro-Brazilian poet and an acclaimed translator.  Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 4:00 pm, Room 113 Arts and Sciences Bldg.  This event is free and open to the public.
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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar Series Presents: SEBASTIÁN PATRÓN SAADE, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Spanish, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, “From the Island of Love to the Island of Mayombe,” Friday, March 18th, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm, Arts & Science Bldg. Room 113. There will be a reception immediately following the event, open to the public.
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Afro-Latino Memory: This film-lovers event gives you the opportunity to look at the arts and identity, and the organization for rights and well-being. The screening includes: “Nancy Morejon: Paisajes Célebres (Famous Landscapes)” is a documentary about the most widely translated Latin American Poet. Her writings address contemporary issues of ethnicity, gender, history, and Afro-Cuban identity. Written and directed by Juanamaria Cordones-Cook. February 4, 6-8 pm, Middlebush Hall 12.
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Afro-Cuban Artists conference, Films on Havana’s Black Renaissance at Ragtag on April 13, 2016. For more information please visit: muconf.missouri.edu/afrocubanart.
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THE AFRO-ROMANCE INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ROAMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES PRESENT: ODETTE CASAMAYOR CISNEROS, PhD, University of Connecticut·Storrs, Associate Professor of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Literatures and Cultures, Institute of Latina/a, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. Dr. Casamayor will speak about: “The Power of the Unsaid: Black Gaze, Black Flesh, and Counter-Hegemonic Knowledge in the Arts.” FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Room 113 Arts & Sciences Bldg. There will be a reception immediately following the event, open to the public.
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THE AFRO-ROMANCE INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ROAMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES PRESENT: Dr. Jerome Branche, University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures. Dr. Branche will speak about: “De-reading the Map, Engaging the Territory: A Wynterian Reading of Zapata Olivella’s Changó el gran putas.” FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Room 113 Arts & Sciences Bldg. There will be a reception immediately following the event, open to the public.
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THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND THE AFRO‐ROMANCE INSTITUTE PRESENTS: Dr. D. Justo Bolekia, Universidad de Salamanca. Dr. Bolekia will speak on: “AFRICAN LITERATURE IN SPANISH" on FRIDAY, November 13,, 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, ROOM 113 ARTS & SCIENCES BUILDING. There will be a reception immediately following the event which is open to the public.
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THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND THE AFRO‐ROMANCE INSTITUTE PRESENTS:  Adriana Méndez Rodenas, Professor of Latin American & Caribbean Literatures, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, The University of Iowa.  Dr. Méndez Rodenas will speak on:  “Race and Romance in the Sugar Plantation:  Romantic Ecology in Gómez de Avellaneda's Sab(1841).”  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, ROOM 113 ARTS & SCIENCES BUILDING.  There will be a reception immediately following the event, open to the public.
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"The Struggle of Afro-Cubans for Equality. 19th-20th Centuries"
By Aline Helg, Professor of Latin American History at the University of Geneva, Switzerland
Friday, October 23, 2015
Leadership Auditorium, Room 2501 Student Center
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"Trafficking Identities: People, Questions, and Black Authors in 21st Century Cuban Literature"
By Roberto Zurbano, Cuban journalist, essayist, cultural critic, past editor and publisher of the Casa de las Americas publishing house, past vice-president of the Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC).
Friday, October 23, 2015
Leadership Auditorium, Room 2501 Student Center
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THE AFRO-ROMANCE INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES PRESENT:  Graziella Parati, Dartmouth College, Professor of Italian; Professor of Comparative Literature; Professor Of Women’s and Gender Studies; Paul D. Pagnucci Professor of Italian Language and Literature will present:  “Cities, Affect, and Citizenship: The Case of Igiaba Scego,” Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Mark Twain Room, N206 Memorial Union.  Igiaba Scego is an Italian writer of Somali origin.

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CATALAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE, SYMPOSIUM VI Monday, April 13, 2015, 3:00 – 6:30 pm, N204 Memorial Union, and Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, with a screening of the movie “Yo” by Rafa Cortés, Room 114 Arts and Science.

Guest speakers for Symposium VI will include: Maria Barbal Farré, Writer, Maria Antònia Martí Escayol, PhD, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, and, Danilo León, PhD, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Missouri. As well as a Catalan students’ panel highlighting Elisabeth Rollings, Jessica Vaughn, Peter Zekert, Tom Leonard, and Abigail Watkins.

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LIKE THE MOCKINGBIRDS OF THE VALLEYS,” A documentary about the music of the Central Highlands of Nicaragua and its northern European roots, Produced by Dr. Erick Blandon and Ivan Arguello l.  Friday, April 10, 2015, Room 113 Arts and Sciences.  The event is free and open to the public. (flyer in PDF)


The Afro-Romance Institute, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Step Up! American Association for Rwandan Women will present: Missouri In Rwanda: Lessons Learned, Friday, April 3, 2015. 2:00-7:00 pm, Student Center 2206. The program will include academic research presentations and personal reflections. The event is free and open to the public. (flyer in PDF)


THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENT SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS: Professor Carolina Rocha, Associate Professor of Spanish, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Dr. Rocha will speak about:  “Screening Children in Contemporary Argentine and Brazilian Cinema,” on Friday, February 27, 2015, 4:00 pm, Arts & Science Bldg. Room 113.  This event is free and open to the public. (flyer in PDF)


THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENT SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS: Susana Chávez-Silverman, Professor Spanish at Pamona College.  Professor Chávez-Silverman will present:  “S(h)owing  the Seams: de fantasmas y otros amores.” Performing readings from Killer Crónicas: A Bilingual Memoir and Scenes from la Cuenca de Los Ángeles y otros Natural Disasters.  Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Memorial Union, Room S304, 4:00 pm Reception, 4:30 pm Reading with Q&A to follow.  This event is free and open to the public. (flyer in PDF)


THE AFRO-ROMANCE INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES PRESENT:  Alejandro de la Fuente, Harvard University.  Professor de la Fuente, a historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race relations, will speak about:  “Racial Democracy in Latin America: Lessons from the Cuban Revolution,” on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm in the Leadership Auditorium, Room 2501, Student Center. This event is free and open to the public. (flyer in PDF)


Catalan song writer and singer PAU ALABAJOS FERRER IN CONCERT, Monday, December 1, 2014, Room S304 Memorial Union, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. (flyer in PDF)

Pau Alabajos Ferrer is a Catalan song writer, born in Valencia (Spain). He released his first album in 2004 and is currently working on his sixth album to be recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. Pau is a strong supporter of both Catalan language and culture.

Organized by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative,  Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, The Arts and Science Symposium Funds, and Center for Studies in Oral Tradition.

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