Congratulations to Prof. Emilie Bergmann, on the publication of her volume (co-edited with Stacy Schlau): The Routledge Research Companion to the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. (more…)
The department is very pleased to announce that Marlena Gittleman, a graduate student in Comparative Literature and a former student of Catalan 102 in our department, has been selected to participate in the Emerging Translator Mentorship Program co-sponsored by the Catalan institution Institut Ramon Llull and the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA). (more…)
As faculty in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Berkeley, we are saddened and deeply troubled by the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, also known as the Dreamers Act, is scheduled to be suspended.
We echo UC President Janet Napolitano’s call for “Congress to immediately pass bipartisan legislation that would provide a permanent solution” for Dreamers by charting “a secure path toward citizenship,” and we applaud her commitment to maintaining structures of support for DACA students throughout the UC system.
We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will remain a welcoming place for all students in the months ahead, and we stand firmly with Dreamers, their families, and their friends during these difficult times.
The department is very pleased to welcome Tom McEnaney as new member of the department. Professor McEnaney comes to us from Cornell University as an advanced Assistant Professor. His research interests include the history of media and technology, Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, sound studies, linguistic anthropology, computational (digital) humanities and new media studies. His new book, Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (FlashPoints at Northwestern University Press, 2017) investigates the co-evolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States. Professor McEnaney will be teaching in the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to welcome distinguished writer, translator and teacher Achy Obejas as our Writer-in-Residence for Spring 2017. She will be teaching a beginning workshop for translators, which will include critical readings, in-class exercises, peer critique and discussion. (more…)
Prof. Saum-Pascual’s exhibit No Legacy || Literatura electrónica, that was on display at UC Berkeley last year, is opening this week in San Francisco at the California College of the Arts. The show will be open February 23 – May 5. Please click here to visit the CCA event page with more information.
Filmmaker and Artist, Paraguay
In residence January 29 – February 9
We are delighted to welcome Paz Encina on her first visit to the US. A Paraguayan artist, filmmaker, humanist, and committed intellectual, Encina is the UC Regents’ Lecturer of 2017. (more…)
¡Cómo, hermanos humanos,
no deciros que ya no puedo y
ya no puedo con tanto cajón,
tanto minuto, tanta
lagartija y tanta
inversión, tanto lejos y tanta sed de sed!
Señor Ministro de Salud; ¿qué hacer?
!Ah! desgraciadamente, hombres humanos,
hay, hermanos, muchísimo que hacer.
César Vallejo, “Los Nueve Monstruos” (fragment)