Cartographies of Terror: Trabalhar Cansa and the Questioning of Male Privilege
Jeremy Lehnen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
Dr. Anna Nogar, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese and Debra Nieto, Masters student, Southwest Studies
This presentation treats the production of a critical anthology of the writing of late 19th-century/early 20th century bilingual New Mexican writer and editor Felipe M. Chacón. The book will be comprised of a biographical, scholarly introduction to Chacón’s life and writing; the original Spanish language text of his writing; English translations of the Spanish; and a partial bibliography of Chacón’s work, and is among the literary recovery projects of early Hispanic writers of the borderlands undertaken by the University of New Mexico Press through its rewnowned Pasó por aquí series. Department of Spanish and Portuguese graduate student Debra Nieto is research assistant on the project and will present her intensive field work and learning process on the project.
Anna Olegovna Shkirev, Instructor of Russian, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
This presentation covers how online games can contribute to language learning and how they can built the supportive environment for language learning. The presenter will demonstrate two useful resources to establish the games and how the facilities of LLC can contribute to this practice. 11/8/2017
Dr. Kathy McKnight, Associate Professor of Spanish, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
Health and Healing in Hispanic Literature” is a new course that seeks to engage pre-health students more extensively in the study of literature. As enrollments in the Humanities drop, there is a growing convergence between Humanities scholars and medical educators on literature’s power to promote empathy and moral imagination. This talk explores the curricular possibilities of this convergence.
Dr. Rosa Vallejos, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
The Amazon Basin is characterized as linguistically diverse, with about 300 languages belonging to twenty or so language families. Amazonia extends through nine countries of South America, where Spanish or Portuguese are the dominant languages. Most Amazonian languages are both poorly documented and highly endangered. Since the eighteenth century, many groups have been threatened by colonization, rubber extraction, illegal logging, oil spills, and subsequent pollution, among others. This talk will offer an overview of the languages of the Amazon, and discuss ongoing efforts advanced by two Amazonian groups to preserve their heritage languages.
Dr. Eva Rodríguez-González, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Sarah Peceny, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
The workshop provides a basic introduction to the concept of "discovery learning" as a pedagogical tool to promote deeper levels of experiential learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving with introduction to vocabulary and cultural connections in a target language. Examples of activities from an Intermediate Introduction to Medical Spanish Course are used.
Everybody Can Be Tech Savvy
Peng Yu, Lecturer II of Chinese, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
This workshop will explore the tech challenges that a 21st century language teacher is facing and provide possible solutions. It encourages discussion on how to seamlessly integrate technology into language teaching. The presenter will also share some benefits of using Google Slides and Prezi as alternatives for Powerpoint.
David Páez, TA, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
This workshop will be focused on the basic functions of PRAAT. You will learn how to navigate through the program, to set it up for your specific needs, and to make basic acoustic analyses.
#democraticculture in Brazil
Leila Lehnen, Associate Professor Department of Spanish and Portuguese
In 1985, Brazilian society transitioned to democracy after having endured a lengthy period of authoritarian rule (1964-85). As political institutions democratized, the discourse of democracy seeped into other spheres, including that of sociability, culture, and subjectivity. The idea of the “right to have rights,” which emerged from and became part of the democratic narrative, underpinned various factets of Brazilian society. More recently, as Brazil undergoes a political and economic crisis, the lexicon oft democracy has become more contested. If previously the discourse of democracy was used to make claims, nowadays, this symbolic economy has been traversed by a vocabulary of crisis. This presentation looks at how visual culture (graffiti, posters, stencils, pixo-tagging) and literary works (poetry) hosted on social media represent the interface between crises and democracy in Brazilian society.
Anna M Nogar, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Have you ever wondered if there were children's stories about the place you grew up? How about youth books written in both English and Spanish? In this presentation, Dr. Anna M. Nogar discusses books for young readers that draw on and develop local cultural and linguistic knowledge, as they entertain and teach.
Mark Kaiser, UC Berkeley
This is your chance to talk to one the leading experts on using film in the classroom! Discover: The value of feature film Why clips (as opposed to the whole film) have certain advantages Things instructors can do with a film clips Using the Library of Foreign Language Film Clips (LFLFC).
Using Classroom Technology at the LLC
Leslie Markley, Supervisor, LLC
An introduction to the technology available in the LLC and how to use it in your class.