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The Latin American Films Program was put on by OLA this Spring.  for more information, please click here.



 The newest issue of the SayThere newsletter has been published! Please click on the image below to read the latest edition.



The Ohio University Spanish Club held its first annual Tapas Night Chef Cook-off on May 17th! For more information about the event, please click here!

The 16th Annual Spanish Spring Colloquium: May 2-5, 2012
Latin America: Global Perspectives on Contemporary Inter-Cultural Identities
Free and open to the public

Thursday, 3 May - Panel I
3:30-5:30pm – Remarkable Inheritance (Bentley 124) 
-Ashley L. Love (Center for Latin American Studies/ OSU) – “Re-evaluating Racial Democracies, Visual Projections of Mestiçagem in the Western Hemisphere”
-Dr. Ariel Aguilar (U. Of Havana /Visiting Prof at U of MN this Spring Semester)  - “Presencia Africana en la cultura cubana”

Friday, 4 May - Panel II
4:30 – 6:00pm. Renegotiated forces: Illustrations of Historical Flux (Bentley 124)
-Dr. Rudy Guevarra (Arizona State U) – “Filipino-Mexican Relations: Mestizaje and Identity in Colonial and Centemporary Mexico”
-Dr. Tehama Lopez (OU/ POLS) – “Race-making through Everyday Conversation: The Emergence of a Latino Racial identity”

 For more information, please click here.


Attention all!  The 4th Annual free CALL Conference took place on May 4th at Ohio University.  For more information about the conference, please click the link below.

CALL2012 Information and Times

Ohio University’s Spanish and Latin American Studies students, along with Professors Delgado, Gallego and Partyka presented their research at the Ohio Latin Americanist Conference at Bowling Green State University in February. Accompanying and supporting the group were freshmen members of Spanish HTC and a Spanish graduate student. 

Hannah Abrahamson, Jeremy Kohler Luciano Martin, Irene Ramos, Carmin Martin, Mary Forfia, Muriel Gallego, Kaelyn Naim, Katie Meisky, Catherine Smedley, Brian Vadakin and Erika Harding

 Irene Ramos depicts the Mexican Revolution through art.  Mary Forfia describes the Chilean 
costumbrista novel.
 Carmin Martín explains the role of violence in 
LA literature from modernismo.
Katie Meisky and Dr. Partyka discuss Paraguayan 
children and young adult literature.

Sharon Dunfee (Ohio University, BSed ’83, Spanish & French, MA Spanish ’91) has been selected by OFLA (Ohio Foreign Language Association) for the 2012 Leona Glenn Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher Award.  Mrs. Dunfee is a veteran teacher of 29 years and is currently teaching honors and Advanced Placement Spanish at Athens High School in Athens, Ohio.  This honor will be recognized at the 50th annual OFLA Conference Awards Luncheon scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Sheraton Hotel Columbus at Capitol Square. 

Congrats from all of us at the DML!

Spanish Professor Daniel Torres has announced his new publication: “La poesía completa de Don Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora (1645-1700) editada por Daniel Torres”.  To view the cover, please click the link below.

C Carlos de Singüenza y Góngora

Attention, students!  The Department of Modern Languages is offering two new courses (ILML 337a and ILML338a) for Spring Quarter.  For more information, please check out the flyers below.

ILML 337A Flyer and Course Information

ILML 338A Flyer and Course Information

Latin American Cultural Night was held Friday, April 6th by the TDI, ISU, OLA, and LSU.  For more information, please click here!

On February 27-28th, the Peace Corps visited Ohio University to interview students.  For more information on the meetings, please click here!

French Professor Fred Toner has been honored with the prestigious award of: “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques”. Chapeau to Fred. Hats off!!

The honor, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (literally, Knight in the Order of Academic Palms), was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1808 to recognize outstanding achievement at the university level.  Recipients, originally called “officers of the Academy,” were given the privilege of wearing double palm branches embroidered on their academic robes.  In 1850 Napoleon III transformed the award into a medal consisting of palm and olive branches intertwined to shape an oblong crown hanging from a violet ribbon, the form it still has today.  For a non-French citizen, the nomination has to be approved first by a committee at the French Embassy in Washington.  The selection is then sent to the Foreign Ministry in Paris, which reviews the candidate’s qualifications and forwards the recommendation to the Ministry of Education for the final decision.

Recipients and dates:  Lois Vines, 1993; Fred Toner, 2012.