As of July 1, 2016, the Department of French, Italian and Spanish has consolidated with the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures to become the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures. Visit the new website and watch for other exciting developments, coming soon.
We are delighted to announce that our colleague Luis Torres has received the GREATsupervisor Award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
The award is presented to faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in supervision; mastery and enthusiasm in their subject area; creativity, versatility and fairness in teaching; and an engaging rapport with students. Dr. Torres obtained this recognition for his hard work and dedication supervising students in the MA, PhD and Honours programs. A reception was held on September 22 to express thanks and appreciation to all 2015/16 recipients.
A specialist in contemporary Latin American Literature, exile literature and creative writing, Dr. Torres also examines community loss, representation of trauma, memory, migration and marginality. He recently co-authored La voz y la memoria, an anthology of poems that confront the personal and social obstacles related to exile and memory and, at the same time, describe and question the process of adaptation and integration in the land of asylum.
We extend a warm invitation to the events of El mes de la hispanidad in October. This year the line-up will feature an impressive array of films celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547 - 1616). On Wednesday, October 5 and 12, episodes from Don Quijote de la Mancha will be screened, an animated series originally broadcast on Televisión Española from 1979 to 1981. On Wednesday, October 19 Alfredo Castillón's Las gallinas de Cervantes will be shown, telling the supposed story of Doña Catalina, Cervantes' fist wife. On Wednesday,October 26, the documentary Quijote, cabalgando por el cine will narrate the endless source of inspiration of Cervantes' characters, gathering nearly 40 films that give life to the deeds of Quixote and Sancho seen by directors as important as Orson Welles, Georg-Wilhem Pabst, Eric Rohmer and Grigori Kózintsev. The series will wrap up on Friday, October 28, with El caballero Don Quijote, directed by Manuel Gutíerrez Aragón and recounting the twilight years of the knight errant and of his loyal sidekick .
It is with great pleasure that we report that our Cercle Benveniste has been formally recognized as a research group within the Faculty of Arts. Our heartiest congratulations go to its founder, Dr. Ozouf Amedegnato, and to his numerous collaborators—both on campus and world-wide.
Founded in 2012, the Benveniste Circle is a research group located at the University of Calgary. The Circle is dedicated to the study of Emile Benveniste’ work; to his contribution not only to linguistics but also to other disciplines of humanities and social sciences; and to the (interdisciplinary) investigation of Problems in General Linguistics, using his approaches, his posture as researcher and his intuitions.
Le Cercle Benveniste meets every two weeks in the Fall and Winter semesters. Please click here to retrieve its schedule.
The School will hold its second Young Researchers’ Conference (YRC @ YYC) on October 28 and 29, 2016. The conference is meant to be a multidisciplinary every-other-year forum, where Graduate Students can exchange their vibrant and innovative research across Arts disciplines. This edition’s topic is Revolution. The Young Researchers invite fellow graduate students from all disciplines to examine, in its various acceptations, the representation and manifestation of the concept of Revolution across the discourse of various fields of study as well as the impact of Revolutions on the life of people in a society across time and space. For extensive information on the conference please visit https://yrccalgary.wordpress.com/.