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)
On October 19th the Department of Spanish & Portuguese held a reading on Sproul Plaza in solidarity with the Women’s Strike in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia against Femicides.
Clelia Donovan, Portuguese Lecturer and Program Coordinator, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Division of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Teaching Award. A reception was held on November 16 in the Durant Atrium to honor her accomplishments.
This year marks the 80th anniversary (1936/2016) of the Spanish Civil War. In addition to ongoing courses in the department, the Berkeley campus is commemorating the war with a series of events (poetry readings, performances, book-talks, library exhibits, etc. Information on upcoming events can be found here.