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Texas Cervantes Symposium 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017 • 9:00 AM

University Teaching Center (UTC) 1.102, University of Texas at Austin campus

The Texas symposium is one of five regional symposia sponsored by the Cervantes Society of America, the primary professional and scholarly organization in North America in the field of Cervantes studies.

Salvador Dalí, 1956

Workshop: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers!

Saturday, October 28, 2017 • 9:30 AM

Hackett Room, SRH 1.313, Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 1, 2300 Red River St, Austin

with Vivian Flanzer, coordinator of UT Portuguese Language Program and creator of ClicaBrasil website


¿Qué pasa Hialeah? : The Social Contract of Cuban Immigrant Lives

Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 4:00 PM

BEN 2.104

A talk by Ariana Hernández-Reguant


The LLILAS Brazil Center presents Brazilian Democracy under Attack: A Round Table with UT Faculty, Students and UT Visiting Scholars

Monday, October 23, 2017 • 3:30 PM

SRH 1.313, Hackett Room

ince the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in August 2016, civil rights and nationalsovereignty have been undermined in Brazil, threatening democracy itself. The National Congress is currently dominated by deputies and senators who are not committed to the fundamental rights guaranteed by the 1988 Constitution.

Brazilian Flag

Deudos / Death Debt: The Art of Eduardo Lalo

Thursday, October 19, 2017 • 4:00 PM

Benson Latin American Collection 2300 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78712

The Benson Latin American Collection presents "Deudos / Death Debt: The Art of Eduardo Lalo," a collection of black-and-white photographs by the celebrated Puerto Rican writer and artist Eduardo Lalo. Panel discussion at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 5:00 p.m. We are pleased to have rescheduled this event and to welcome the artist, Eduardo Lalo.


"La provincia como condena: reflexiones críticas en torno a un lugar”. A talk by Professor Laura Demaria (University of Maryland-College Park)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 • 4:00 PM

BEN 2.104, UT campus

This talk will be in Spanish, and will be an expansion of Professor Demaria's critical elaborations on questions of place, literature, geography, and national literary canon formation, and more specifically her critical engagement with the locus of the “provincia” in the context of literary culture and geo-politics in modern and contemporary Argentina. These engagements are based on her award-wining book Buenos Aires y las provincias: relatos para desarmar (Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2014).

Dr. Laura Demaria

Unnatural Disaster: Puerto Rico & the Caribbean after the Storm

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 • 4:00 PM

Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor conference room

Four weeks after the landfall of Maria, LLILAS Benson hosts a Foro Urgente.


"Cine mexicano de la edad de oro. Caribe gráfico y publicidad" by Professor Maricruz Castro Ricalde

Thursday, October 12, 2017 • 4:00 PM

Ben 2,104, UT campus

Please join us in this talk about Mexican Cinema by Maricruz Castro Rivaled, professor of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, México.

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"Voice in the Archive: Listening to the Counterintuitive", a talk by Dr. Licia Fiol-Matta

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 • 4:00 PM

BEN 2,104, UT campus

In this presentation, Dr. Fiol-Matta take as a starting point the archive-based process of writing The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music. Dr. Fiol-Matta address the specific concerns that arise when studying voice via archival work; analyzing women singers as musicians and thinkers; and writing about purportedly marginal locations. She propose a further research agenda along the lines of its central concept of "the thinking voice."

Dr. Fiol-Matta talk will be held in BEN 2,104.

Bate-Papo, Portuguese Conversation Group

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 • 4:00 PM

BEN 2.104


The Invention of Nicolas Shumway: A Symposium and Celebration

Friday, September 22, 2017 • 9:00 AM

Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) 1.208 - second floor of SRH: Unit 1, floor 2, room 08 (1.208)

Dr. Shumway

Puerto Rico's "Death Debt": The Photography of Eduardo Lalo Comes to the Benson

Thursday, September 21, 2017 • 4:00 PM

The Benson Library


El Cafecito - Spanish Conversation

Thursday, September 21, 2017 • 3:30 PM

Cactus Café

Fall 2017 Cafecito Schedule

Tracing Geopolitical Friendship in Latin American Literary Archives

Thursday, September 14, 2017 • 3:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center, 2nd Floor, Feldman Seminar Room

A Round Table Conversation about Research at the Gabriel García Márquez Papers and Other Collections With Angel Esteban (University of Granada) Led by José Montelongo (LLILAS-Benson) and César A. Salgado (Spanish and Portuguese/Comparative Literature)

Sociophonetics Workshop

Thursday, April 27, 2017 • 2:30 PM

BEN 2.104

Upcoming workshop with Dr. Malcah Yaeger-Dror


Palestina, por ejemplo

Thursday, April 20, 2017 • 4:00 AM

BEN 2.104

Chilean-Palestinian writer Lina Meruane is visiting the Department of Spanish and Portuguese


SALSA XXV Conference

Friday, April 14, 2017

Julius Glickman Conference Center


Language and identity in a dual immersion school

Thursday, April 13, 2017 • 4:00 PM

PAR 201

A talk by Dr. Kim Potowski, University of Illinois at Chicago


Benedict Hall Globetrotters Soccer Game

Sunday, April 9, 2017 • 2:00 PM

Wright Fields at the Whitaker Sports Complex, 4901 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751

Final regular season game before the playoffs!

The Uses of Jewishness in Late Colonial Cuba

Friday, April 7, 2017 • 12:00 PM

CLA 2.402

Upcoming lecture in Jewish Studies


The Judaification of Catholic Culture in the Global Spanish Monarchy

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 • 12:00 PM

CLA 2.402

Upcoming lecture in Jewish Studies


A Severa: Race and Nation in the dawn of the Portuguese Estado Novo

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 • 12:00 PM

BEN 2.104


El Local Universal

Monday, March 20, 2017 • 4:00 PM

Benedict Hall (BEN) 2.104


Translating the Queer: Body Politics and Transnational Conversations

Monday, March 6, 2017 • 4:00 PM

CLA 1.302B


Public Poetics: A Talk by Marcy Schwartz (Professor, Rutgers University)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 • 4:00 PM

BEN 2.104

Books that Bite: Libraries of Banned Books in Argentina By Marcy Schwartz

Archivo Provincial de la Memoria en Cordoba

Public Poetics: A Talk by Cristóbal Bianchi (Artist/Researcher, Chile)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 • 3:00 PM

BEN 2.104

“Words are Falling: Poetics of the Bombing of Poems” By Cristóbal Bianchi (Visiting Scholar at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, NYU)

Casagrande & Carlo di Pasquale, photo of “Bombing of Poems

Sociophonetics meets dialectology: Dialect convergence in Western Andalucía

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 • 4:00 PM

BEN 2.104

A talk by Brendan Regan


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