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Colloquium looks at 'Instituting Hispanismo' in curriculum, Nov. 21-23

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures will hold a colloquium, "Instituting 'Hispanismo,'" Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 21-23. The sessions will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture; from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Multipurpose Room, Frist Campus Center.

Nineteen distinguished scholars will examine the institutional condition and challenges faced by the study of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures in American universities. Issues to be addressed include the academic relationships and conflict between Spanish and other foreign languages; the institutional placement of Latino studies; and the challenges of graduate and undergraduate studies in Spanish. The colloquium will conclude with a discussion on the institutional future of Latin American and Spanish studies in the North American academy.

For more information, contact Angel Loureiro at (609) 258-7180.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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