Regensburg, Germany. By Karsten Dörre, CC BY-SA 3.0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:30 - 2:00, Lab 1
From Restrooms to the Streets: The Cityscape and Non-Normative Citizenship in Contemporary Argentinian and Brazilian literature
André Nascimento, Teaching Assistant of Spanish, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
This presentation will examine how Argentine and Brazilian contemporary queer literature dialogs with the cityscape as re-imagined alternative realities for sexual and gender identity minorities. This talk will delve into questions of how contemporary literary production question the concreteness of recent legal achievements and represent the urban space as an arena for citizenship claims in post-dictatorial Argentina and Brazil.
Monday, November 12, 2018, 11:00am, Lab 4
Integrating Oral History into the Spanish and Honors Classroom
Dr. Anna Nogar, Associate Professor of Spanish, Dr. Myrriah Gómez, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Julianna Wiggins, Master's student in Hispanic Southwest Studies, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
As part of the Nuevomexicana/o Baby Boomer Oral History project, a research endeavor supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Center for Regional Studies, Dr. Anna Nogar, Dr. Myrriah Gómez and Julianna Wiggins designed and piloted a cross-college oral history curriculum for undergraduates. Drawing on the extant skill sets of students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Honors College, two collaborative courses currently use this curriculum to develop students’ knowledge of oral history techniques, and to implement this knowledge through field-based learning, conducting IRB-approved oral history research. In this talk, Nogar, Gómez and Wiggins discuss the design and ongoing evolution of these courses.
Each semester the Language Learning Center offers hour-long presentations, workshops, or trainings geared primarily toward faculty, TAs, and researchers involved in language learning - although anyone is welcome. You are welcome to bring a lunch or snack. All events are free and take place in the Language Learning Center, Ortega Hall, in room 124.
Many sessions are videotaped (indicated with the icon) and available for viewing on the LLC YouTube Channel and are linked to the individual talks on their respective Past Speaker pages (if available).