Florencia Abbate (Buenos Aires, 1976) joins the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in her capacity as a Fulbright scholar and will be with us through late January 2022. In her native Argentina, she has earned a solid reputation as a creative writer (fiction and poetry) and cultural critic. She holds a doctorate in literature from Universidad de Buenos Aires and is currently a Professor of Philosophy of Gender at the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales. Her research and her teaching focus on literature and feminist studies within a comparative frame as well as the relations between aesthetics and politics. She was one of the founders of the ‘Ni Una Menos’ feminist movement in Argentina, and later became a member of the writers’ collective that collaborated with Argentina’s National Campaign for the Legalization of Abortion.
At Cal, we will welcome her to campus and celebrate her latest book, Biblioteca feminista (Planeta, 2020) on Wednesday, November 17, at noon with the participation of Francine Masiello, Tom McEnaney and Daylet Domínguez.
This event will be accessible on ZOOM: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/96031375606
Please join us for an encuentro about Florencia’s book and the questions facing scholars as we represent otherness in our research and writing. Conversatorio en español.
Congratulations to Ben Papadopoulos (Hispanic Linguistics), whose recent work on language and gender was referenced in the Linguistic Society of America’s (LSA) Statement Against Linguistic Misgendering. Ben’s work focuses on the production and attitudes towards non-binary gender morphology in Spanish, and champions the LSA’s call for gender-inclusive language. For more details, see the LSA Statement Against Linguistic Misgendering and Ben’s recent Gender in Language Project. ¡Felicidades, Ben!
Congratulations to our colleague, Jhonni Carr, who has won an Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award. The awardees include individuals from 32 departments representing a range of disciplines and academic areas as well as teams composed of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student instructors. The recipients’ names and departments and brief descriptions of their efforts and innovations can be found on the Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times webpage.
On behalf of Lucero’s Editorial Board, we are happy to present the 25th volume of our departmental journal. This interdisciplinary volume’s central theme is performance and resistance. Works range from the construction of masculinity in dance practices in the Andean region to the performative opposition to tourism in Barcelona. Of the eight accepted submissions, six fall under diverse academic disciplines and two are creative works.
We invite you to read and share these works with colleagues. Please, follow the link to our journal’s eScholarship website.
Lucero’s Editorial Board
The department sends warm congratulations to Elena Fernández on the publication of her first book, Raza y nación. Estereotipos nacionales extranjeros y peninsulares en España (1750-1833). Elena received her PhD in 2019 under the direction of Professor Iarocci, and she is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Technical University of Munich. ¡Felicidades Elena!
Raza y nación. Estereotipos nacionales extranjeros y peninsulares en España (1750-1833) explora la transición que tuvo lugar durante el siglo dieciocho, desde la figura del rey como representante simbólico de la nación hasta la recién creada categoría de ciudadano como la nueva metáfora nacional a lo largo de todo el mundo occidental. Situado en una intersección entre historia intelectual, estudios culturales, e historia de las ideas, este libro dialogará con los estudios especializados en los siglos XVIII y XIX sobre España, el mundo Atlántico, la modernidad y la historia de los derechos civiles. Así mismo, aportará nuevas perspectivas en el ámbito de los estudios culturales hispánicos, francófonos, y anglófonos.
Lanzamiento virtual del libro de Rubén Darío y la modernidad en América Latina.
On Friday, July the 3rd, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso’s Colección Dársena will launch Rubén Darío y la modernidad en América Latina. Transitoriedad, comodificación, colonialidad, a collaborative book edited by UCB alum, Professor Mónica González García. (more…)
Please join us here for a special message to celebrate this year’s graduates of Spanish & Portuguese: https://spanish-portuguese.berkeley.edu/commencement/
We are delighted to announce that Ana Tello has been selected for the 2020 Outstanding GSI Award. Ana’s excellence in the classroom and commitments to education deserve this recognition. Please join us in congratulating Ana Tello for her outstanding work.
Congratulations to Carlos, who will begin as an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Williams College in Fall 2020. Carlos is in the process of finishing his dissertation, “Seventeenth Century Nahua Poetics: Domingo Chimalpahin and the Cemanahuac Archive,” and he will be joining the faculty of Williams College as a specialist in Colonial Latin American Literature. ¡Muchas felicidades, Carlos!
Congratulations to Professor McEnaney, who is quoted in a recent article in The New York Times, “What Do We Hear When Women Speak?” (11/20/19). The article, which focuses on perceptions of women’s voices in the context of the most recent Democratic presidential debate, draws on Professor McEnaney’s research and teaching in the emerging field of Sound Studies:(more…)