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.
You are cordially invited to the Wordfest events Hispanic Voices and Italian Voices on Friday, October 7, and on Monday, October 17, featuring two acclaimed authors reading from their recent works.
On October 7 at 2:00 pm in Craigie Hall E212, Uruguayan photographer Luis Fabini will present Cowboys of the Americas. Fabini offers an awe-inspiring portrait of cowboys throughout the Americas in images and words. For more than a decade, he immersed himself in cowboy culture as he traveled through North and South America. An eloquent text by anthropologist and author Wade Davis reflects on the long relationship between horses and humans, describes the significance of Fabini’s work, and illuminates the enduring spirit of cowboy culture.
On October 17 at 11:00 in the Gallery Hall (TFDL), Italian writer Francesca Melandri will read from her most recent novel, Eva Sleeps. After a long and successful screenwriting career, her literary debut took place in 2010 with Eva Sleeps, a critically acclaimed bestseller translated in most European languages and now published in English by Europa editions. Her second novel Higher Than the Sea confirmed her standing among readers and literary critics. Both novels have been awarded several prizes in Italy and Europe.
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 .
The department 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/.