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Book Review: The Year 200

The Year 200 by Agustín de Rojas Translated by Nick Caistor and Hebe Powell Published July 12, 2016 Restless Books There’s a reason that Agustín de Rojas is described as the grandfather of Cuban science fiction. I read all 500+ pages of The Year 200, in an excellent new English translation by Nick

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Experimental technology and digital pedagogy

Digital pedagogy – the use of digital tools in the humanities classroom – has gotten a lot of attention lately, especially from those of us whose work overlaps with the digital humanities. Under this broad umbrella fall a wide variety of teaching strategies, from the use of Prezi and Powerpoint to

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Esta firma es la original

Deep in the archives of the Massachusetts Historical Society, in Box 22 of the William Hickling Prescott papers, is a folder called «Notes in Spanish.» Inside the folder is a collection of manuscripts, written in a variety of hands. A scrap of paper containing a list of common Latin phrases. A list of «libros

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Dissertation Spotlight: Dr. Roanne Kantor

Aerial view of the Brandeis Campus. Photo by Joseph Melanson.

This interview is part of a series profiling recent UT graduates specializing in Latin American literature. Today’s interview features Dr. Roanne Kantor, a recent PhD in comparative literature and long-time contributor to Pterodáctilo. You can reach her at roannekantor@brandeis.edu. Tell us briefly about your work! My research explores relationships between Latin American

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Conference Report: ADE – STS 2015

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This article is part of our series on academic conferences. To report on a conference you attended, email halperta@gmail.com. Name: Hannah Alpert-Abrams Conference name: The Joint Conference of the Association for Documentary Editing and the Society for Textual Scholarship Location, date: Lincoln, Nebraska, May 2015 Panel title, moderator: Problems in

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Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro visits Austin

Celebrated Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro will be visiting Austin, Texas for three exciting events this week. On Monday at 7:30, the Austin Film Society will present a screening of Ventos de Agosto (2014), Mascaro’s first feature narrative film, followed by a Q&A with the director, mediated by UT professor Jason Borge. The

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Pterodactilo Bloggers At Large

Did you know that in addition to being talented bloggers, the writers at Revista Pterodáctilo are active scholars? If you’re intrigued by what you’ve read on the Pterodáctilo blog, consider following up with some of these academic articles produced by our writers in the past year: Adriana Pacheco has published two

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Colaboradora Invitada: Dra Gabriela Polit, Aeropuertos

Aeropuerto de Tocumen Panama

Invitamos a Dra. Gabriela Polit, profesora en el programa de español y portuguesa, a escribir sobre sus viajes de investigación. Aeropuertos es la primera de dos contribuciones. Más allá del anonimato y del movimiento de las ruedas que producen un equivocado sonido a tren cuando siguen la carrera diligente de los hombres,

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