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Gabo vs. A Lifetime of Absolute Normalcy

Remembering Gabriel García Márquez, Edwidge Danticat writes: I am often surprised when people talk about the total implausibility of the events in García Márquez’s fiction. Having been born and lived in a deeply spiritual and extraordinarily resourceful part of the Caribbean, a lot of what might seem magical to others

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New Digital Tools from TXDHC

I just got back from the TXDHC conference (that’s «Texas Digital Humanities Consortium conference») hosted by the University of Houston last week. I wrote some thoughts it provoked in a companion post. Here, I want to share some of the tools I discovered: 1. Neogeography: I got this term from

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Octavio Paz: a 100 años de su nacimiento

Hace varios años saliendo del palacio de Bellas Artes en la Ciudad de México, me encontré de frente con Marie-José Tramini, viuda de Octavio Paz. Nunca la había visto en persona y me causó un ligero sentimiento amargo, especialmente porque soy admiradora de la obra y el pensamiento de Elena

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August: Osage County. Maternidad, una broma macabra

En unos cuantos días será la 86th entrega de los Óscares de la Academia (the 86th Academy Awards) en donde Meryl Streep está nominada como actress in a leading role por el papel de Violet en  August: Osage County. Esta cruda comedia retrata la historia de tres generaciones de madres disfuncionales,

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Power Is Not Forthcoming: Q & A Session with Junot Díaz

In response to an experienced UT faculty member’s question about what pedagogical practices professors can use to help students understand the importance of race, community activism, and intellectual development, Junot Díaz explained that we must fight for “Gandalf victories.” This was not the first time that Junot Díaz made a

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Junot in the Park

(Photo by Meg Dowdy) Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of This is How You Lose Her and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, spoke tonight at UT as part of Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies 2013 reading series. Keeping my tradition of blogging about things that don’t work out, I’ll

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CFP: GRACLS 2013

As one of the comparative literature representatives on the Pterodactilo team, I hope that all the bloggers and readers out there are considering submitting abstracts to GRACLS 2013, the tenth annual graduate conference in comparative literature at UT Austin. For this year’s conference, «What We Read,» we are asking for

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Feliz HemingDay!

  (photo via Brazos Bookstore) Tomorrow (July 21st) is Ernest Hemingway’s 114th birthday. Which means that right now in Key West the annual Hemingway Days festival is going on, highlighted by the world-renowned Sloppy Joe’s Hemingway lookalike contest. If you want to celebrate, but want to stay a little closer

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Vacation Photo Opportunities: Consuming Travel

As many of us head off for summer research, or for a well-deserved summer vacation, our cameras  are never far from reach. We snap pictures of our food, our friends, people we meet, and interesting places we go. Some of us strive to navigate away from these usual subjects in

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Departmental Poetry Declamation Contest

Last April 27th, the Department held its 39th Annual Poetry Declamation Contest, which brings Austin area students from K-12 to compete against their peers. The competition consists of two rounds for each group, with one poem chosen by the department which all participants must read and a second one of

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Pete Rodríguez at Strange Brew

Speaking of Bebo Valdés, the trumpeter for his 2004-5 world tour was Pete Rodríguez, the son of legendary percussionist and singer Pete ‘El Conde’ Rodríguez. The younger Rodríguez has spent much of the past ten years in Austin, and his Afro Taíno Sextet plays regularly at the Elephant Room, the

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Millicent Borges Accardi no Departamento de Espanhol e Português

A dois de Abril, o departamento de Espanhol e Português teve a honra de receber a Poeta Luso-Americana, Millicent Borges Accardi, de raízes açorianas. Autora de três livros: Injuring Eternity (2010), Woman on a Shaky Bridge (2010) e Only More So (2014). A sua formação realizou-se na University of Southern California

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Teatro Chileno en Austin: «Sin Sangre» de Tatro Cinema

La compañia de teatro chilena Teatro Cinema, presentarán  hoy jueves 21 y mañana Viernes 22 de Marzo su premiada obra «Sin Sangre» en el Performing Arts Center (PAC) en UT. La breve descripción publicada en el sitio web de la Universidad de Texas: n this ArtesAméricas performance, Teatrocinema, Chile’s inventive

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) – uma homenagem

A colectânea de ensaios que compõem este livro pretende ser um instrumento de apoio aos jovens da diáspora lusófona no sentido de lhes ensinar que é imperativo sonhar para se encontrar o caminho da felicidade. Sem sonhos jamais seremos capazes de nos desafiar a nós próprios e viver plenamente as

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Ana de Castro Osório e a Mulher Republicana Portuguesa: Veículo de Regeneração da Nação e de Preservação da Identidade Nacional, de Célia Carmen Cordeiro

Assinando autógrafos

    Foi uma grande alegria e um privilégio, enquanto aluna de pós-graduação do Departamento de Espanhol e Português da Universidade do Texas em Austin, divulgar a obra «Ana de Castro Osório e a Mulher Republicana Portuguesa: Veículo de Regeneração da Nação e de Preservação da Identidade Nacional» (Fonte da

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Literatura e afrodescendência no Brasil

Today in the department, Brazilian writer, Conceição Evaristo, joined Dr. Eduardo de Assis Duarte, to give a talk entitled Literatura e afrodescendência no Brasil. Dr. Duarte, professor in the Faculdade de Letras at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brasil, presented his recently published anthology, appropriately named Literatura e afrodescendência no Brasil.

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