SPO emeritus faculty member Ronald Surtz and his co-editor Professor Jessica Boon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) were recently awarded Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) for their translation of the publication, Mother Juana de la Cruz, 1481–1534: Visionary Sermons. The prize was awarded in the category for the best scholarly edition in translation of 2016 in the field of early modern women and gender.
- Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
- Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Written by Charlie Hankin, July 2017
Protests calling for the return of the military dictatorship were visible throughout Brazil during 2015 when I was living there. A paradoxical request: protesting against one’s right to protest. Negative sentiments toward President Dilma Rousseff culminated in her impeachment, what she and many others have called a political or parliamentary coup.
- Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
In June 2017, Firestone Library received an important gift of eight first editions of works by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz donated by Mr. Edgar Legaspi of New York City.
Known internationally as “The Tenth Muse” because of her brilliant writing, Sor Juana was a self-taught author and philosopher whose texts comprised mystery plays, poetry and Baroque ceremonial pieces, as well as the first feminist manifesto written in the New World.
- Thursday, May 11, 2017
On May 8, 2017, SPO instructors of SPA107 hosted an event with Lorenzo Santillán to discuss the challenges and obstacles that children of undocumented immigrants face. Lorenzo also shared his personal story as featured in the documentary, Underwater Dreams.
A recording of the event can be viewed here.
- Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Graduate student Azahara Palomeque from the department of Spanish and Portuguese recently published a new book of poems, En la Ceniza Blanca de las Encías, with the publisher La Isla de Siltolá in Spain. In 2015 Palomeque also published the book American Poems.
More information about En la Ceniza Blanca de las Encías can be found here.
- Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
The Colectivo de Acciones de Arte (CADA) was a Chilean art group founded by visual artists Lotty Rosenfeld and Juan Castillo, sociologist Fernando Balcells, writer Diamela Eltit and poet Raúl Zurita, who used performance and public interventions to challenge the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
- Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
- Monday, Feb 6, 2017
- Monday, Jan 23, 2017
- Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017