Humanities Institute

GSO of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese celebrates the 20th University of Texas Colloquium for graduate students.

Fri, March 2, 2012 | The Student Activity Center Building (SAC) and The University Teaching Center (UTC)

"Migrating through Alternative Spaces in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Film, Cultural Studies and Linguistics"

With the following keynote speakers: Dr. Bradley Epps from Harvard University, Dr. Laura Colantoni from the University of Toronto and Dr. Onésimo Almeida from Brown University.

Bradley S. Epps is a Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard University. His research interests include 19th-20th-Century Spanish and Latin American Literature; Catalan Language and Literature; French and Anglo-American Literature; Critical Theory; Gender Studies; Modernism and Post-modernism; Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Studies; Immigration; and Urban Studies. In 2009, he co-published All About Almodóvar: A Passion for Cinema; Spain Beyond Spain: Modernity, Literary History, and National Identity (2005); and Passing Lines: Sexuality and Immigration (2005). Dr. Epps is a leading scholar of literature and sexuality studies in Spain, the Caribbean Region and the Southern Cone.

Laura Colantoni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include acoustic motivations of sound variation and change in Romance, phonetic variation and phonological categorization, L2 acquisition of variable sound patterns and intonation and description and modeling of Argentine Spanish intonation. She has published research in the journals Estudios de Fonética Experimental, Applied Psycholinguistics and Studies in Second Language Acquisition, among others. She has been invited to speak and has presented her research throughout the United States and Canada, Germany, Spain and Argentina.

Onésimo Almeida is a Professor of Portuguese Cultural and Intellectual History, and former Chair of the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. He also teaches a course on Values and Worldviews for the Wayland Collegium, a center for interdisciplinary studies. He doubles as a scholar and as an author, having written short stories, plays, and chronicles. His publications include: Livro-me do Desassossego (2006); Onze Prosemas (2004); and Viagens na Minha Era, dia-crónicas (2001). His book Mensagem - uma Tentativa de Reinterpretação (Angra do Heroísmo, 1987) won the Roberto de Mesquita essay prize. For many years he was a regular columnist for the literary journal LER. He continues to write frequently for various journals, and has been the host of a bi-monthly socio-cultural talk show on the Portuguese Channel in Massachusetts since 1979.

Sponsored by: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Co-Spondered by The Humanities Institute of The University of Texas at Austin

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