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August 2018

Meet & Greet Reception

August 31, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Beginning of the year Meet and Greet reception -  All MLC faculty, graduate students and staff are welcome for introductions and refreshments. Hope to see you there!

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September 2018

Perceptions on Spanish-English Mixing: Myths and Realities

September 25, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Spanish Program of MLC invites you to the talk Perceptions on Spanish-English Mixing: Myths and Realities by Dr. Cecilia Montes-Alcalá, Associate Professor of Spanish at Georgia Tech. Abstract: The mix of Spanish and English is a natural, albeit often poorly understood, behavior in the discourse of bilingual individuals. Misconceptions surrounding the so-called Spanglish influence our attitudes…

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October 2018

The Experience of Ancient Battle: Greek Infantry Combat and Modern Riot Control

October 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States

Prof. Jon E. Lendon, of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, will present a talk entitled "The Experience of Ancient Battle: Greek Infantry Combat and Modern Riot Control.” Comparing ancient and modern tactics, Prof. Lendon seeks to "explain the mechanics of Greek hoplite combat and also the subjective experience of battle…

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January 2019

LACLS Film Series

January 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The first screening of the Spring 2019 LACLS Film Series is this Wednesday, January 30th, at 6:30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall 324. We will be showing the film Nostalgia de la luz (2010) by Chilean film director Patricio Guzmán. Not only is the cinematography breathtaking, but the story, which follows two searches in the Atacama Desert, one scientific focusing on the cosmos and the other on the search for the remains of the disappeared by the Chilean dictatorship, is a…

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February 2019

LACLS Spring 2019 Film Series: Coraje

February 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free admission

Screening of Peruvian director Alberto Durant’s Coraje (1999). The real life story of María Elena Moyano, a woman fighting against terrorism by the infamous Shining Path terrorist group in Peru on behalf of an oppressed population. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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September 2019

Intellectual Networks and the Nobel-Winning Writer Gabriela Mistral

September 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
B.B. Comer Hall 203 United States

Lecture given by Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt, Associate Professor of Spanish at UNC-Greensboro. Discussion and reception to follow.

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LACLS Film Series

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ixcanul (dir. Jayro Bustamante, 2015)

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Spanish Section Great Welcome Gathering (GWG)

September 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

¡Celebremos! The Spanish section Great Welcome Gathering  (GWG) will take place on Thursday, September 19, 3:30-6, in 116 Ten Hoor. Like last year, we are getting together as the Spanish section all faculty (TT, FTTI, PTTIs), graduate students, and undergraduate students from Spanish Club/LEASF and Spanish Honor Society - to socialize and get acquainted at the beginning of the school year. Refreshments provided.

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October 2019

Language and Identity Against All Odds: Judeo-Spanish in Istanbul and New York City

October 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. Rey Romero (University of Houston-Downtown) will address the role of language in society and the incidence of sociopolitical contexts in language development and use, with a focus on language shift, language and identity, and language maintenance. Dr. Romero is an Associate Professor of Spanish (Ph.D., Georgetown University) at The University of Houston-Downtown. In addition to his expertise on Judeo- Spanish, which includes his book Spanish in the Bosphorus (2012), he has experience teaching and working with Spanish for the…

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November 2019

Being Intense in Portuguese and Spanish: Corpus Approaches to Tracking Language Change

November 14, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Public lecture given by Dr. Chad Howe, Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Georgia. This presentation will focus on the use of corpus data in understanding ongoing linguistic change in Spanish and Portuguese intensifiers. Intensifiers are known to be prime candidates for gauging language change and variation (across regions and age groups) due to their versatility and fast-changing replacement by other forms. The research in Spanish draws on social media data, primarily from Twitter, to examine the…

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