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Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars

The Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures are an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental series seeking to provide a collegial atmosphere in which scholars can present their recent work. Focusing on, but not limited to, Romance languages and literatures, the series seeks to build bridges of communication between disciplines and departments in the MU community, as well as to provide opportunities for outside scholars to share their work with scholars at MU.

"Literary Discourses in the Spanish- and French-Speaking Caribbean: From Negritude to 'Negrismo' to the Creole," by Professor Landry-Wilfrid Miampika from the University of Alcalá, Spain 
Friday, November 14, 2014, at 4:00 in the Arts and Science Building, room 113
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"A conversation with Brazilian director Petra Costa and the screening of her movie Elena (2014)"
Thursday, April 26, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. at the Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt Street
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The Columbia Tribune article about Petra Costa
Director interview

Contrapuntal Montage and Revisionist Historiography in The Sorrow and the Pity, by Dr. Brett Bowles
Friday, April 26, 2013

Contrapuntal Montage and Revisionist Historiography in Marcel Ophül's The Sorrow and the Pity, by Professor Brett Bowles
Friday, April 26th, 2013, 4:00, Arts and Science Building room 104
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Le Multiculturalisme en France, by Dr. Nacer Khelouz
Friday, March 15, 2013, 4:00, 113 Arts and Science Building
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Romancing the Novel: The Fourfold Genre of Don Quixote, by Charles Presberg
Friday, April 13, 2012, 4:00 P.M, 113 Arts and Science Building
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Non Profits in the Favela: Rio’s NGOs in Contemporary Brazilian Film: Professor Paul Sneed
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 3:30 in Memorial Union S207
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How To Do Things in the Medieval Mediterranean: Professor Sharon Kinoshita
Friday, March 9, 2012 at 4:00, Arts and Science 113
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Spanish doctoral students' presentations: Angélica Garcia-Genel, Danilo Léon, and Ana Zapata-Calle
Friday, March 2nd, 2012, 4:00 P.M, 113 Arts and Science Building
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The Other Wars Within the War: movie screening and conversation with Nicaraguan filmmaker, Ivan Argüello
Friday, October 14th at 3:30 p.m., 113 Arts & Science Building
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Photo Gallery

Documenting Afro-Cuban Poet: Nancy Morejón
Friday, February 18th at 4 p.m.
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Legalizing Identities: Jan Hoffman French
Friday, March 11th at 3:30 p.m.
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Jack Draper
Associate Professor of Portuguese
129 Arts & Science Bldg.

Iván R. Reyna
Associate Professor of Spanish
131 Arts and Science

flyer archives

The Slave Trade in the Southern Atlantic: Shifting Paradigms
Daniel Domingues

Italian Eyes on the Israeli-Italian Conflict: Saverio Costanzo’s Private, a Case Study of Transnational Cinema
Roberta Tabanelli

The Irony of Crime: Trivialization of Violence in Two Contemporary Mexican Films
Guadalupe Pérez-Anzaldo

Exile, Emigration and Immigration: Wandering Through the Age of Globalization
Michael Ugarte

Print, Publics, and the Universal in King Henry Christophe's Haiti
Doris Lorraine Garraway

Fashioning the Other, Fashioning the Self: The Inquisition v. Elena/o de Céspedes
Stephen Hessel

Common Political Democracy: The Marrano Register
Alberto Moreiras

Art and Value: The Circulation of the Artist in Luces de Bohemia
Carlos Barriuso

'Don Quixote' and the Insanity of Books
Charles Presberg

Utopian Displacement, Irony and the Romantic Imagination
Daniel Sipe

Translation of Spanish Literature Today
Margaret Sayers Peden

We were better against Pinochet, or nostalgia in Chilean hard-boiled detective fiction
Cristián Gómez O., University of Iowa

Geographies of Revolution in early Haitian Indigénisme
Valerie Kaussen

Post dictatorial Chilean fictions
Francisco Leal

Molti-Story Films: Cesare Zavattini and the Origins of Episode Cinema
Matthew L. Harper

The Journey of the Mystic Hero: El Cántico Espiritual de San Juan de la Cruz
Anthony F. Butler (Spanish, Doctoral Candidate)
The Heroic Journey in Los Poderes de la Tempestad
Chad Montuori (Spanish, Doctoral Candidate)

Afro-Cuban Religions: Syncretism or De-Africanization
Mamadou Badiane Ten Years of a Latin American Humanities Webzine, Made in Columbia, MO.
Domingo Martínez Castilla, Editor of Ciberayllu

Romance Languages & Literatures
143 Arts & Science Bldg.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211 USA
tel. 573-882-4874
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