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Celebración del 369 aniversario del nacimiento de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz con la ponencia plenaria "La alegre cuna y triste sepultura" por la Prof. Sara Poot-Herrera

  1. November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

UCSB Spanish and Portuguese and alumnae are guest speakers in this seminar on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz organized by the University of Yucatan

  1. November 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Cumpleaños de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz en la Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana

  1. November 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Eva Michelle Wheeler is a sociocultural linguist whose work frames language as a lens for interdisciplinary inquiry. Her research questions have explored the role of language in the construction of ideas about race, beauty, and meaning in Spanish-speaking settings in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Central Africa. 
 
In her most recent project, Professor Wheeler examines how racial language from African American film and literature is translated into languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Through her methodology-driven research, Professor Wheeler seeks to examine social phenomena in new ways and to give a voice in academic literature to underrepresented groups. 
 
To this end, she has presented her work at international conferences on linguistics, anthropology, and Latin American Studies and has published articles in journals such as Sociolinguistic Studies, The Black Scholar, and Caribe. Professor Wheeler received her Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in 2015, and is currently an Associate Professor of Spanish at Oakwood University.
  1. November 10, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Announcements

Nobel Prize author Mario Vargas Llosa recommends we all read, Manuel Puig and the Spiderwoman: His Life and Fictions by our multi-award winning Professor Emerita Suzanne Jill Levine! As Vargas Llosa indicates, Manuel Puig and the Spiderwoman matters for Latin American culture and literature in Spanish, for Gay/Queer rights, for celebration of the Movies, and because Manuel Puig was a true original, a brilliant artist.

The Department  of Spanish and Portuguese enthusiastically congratulates Professor Sara Poot-Herrera on being awarded the prestigious Prize Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. 
The Presea Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is the highest recognition bestowed by the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana (Mexico City) and honors personalities who have contributed to the promotion of Mexican literature and culture, both nationally and internationally.
 

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