Feb. 23-May 3: Tertulia series offered

Latin American and Iberian Studies Program sets spring 'tertulia' series

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9:08 a.m., Jan. 3, 2012--The University of Delaware Latin American and Iberian Studies Program has announced that it will hold its inaugural "tertulia" series in Spanish and Portugese during the spring semester.

A tertulia is a social gathering with literary, artistic or bohemian overtones, according to Carla Guerrón Montero, associate professor of anthropology and Latin American Studies and organizer of the series. The talks at the tertulia will be informal and open to the public.

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The objective of the series is to invite students to practice their Spanish and Portuguese skills while learning from the research and wealth of knowledge of UD's multilingual faculty.

Sessions will be held on select Thursdays from 2-2:50 p.m. in 103 Munroe Hall as follows:

• Thursday, Feb. 23 -- Persephone Braham, associate profesor of foreign languages and literatures and director of the Latin American Studies program, “Monstruos en América.” 

• Thursday, March 15 -- Mónica Domínguez Torres, associate professor of art history, "La conquista del Nuevo Mundo en Imágenes: El Otro Lado de la Moneda."

• Thursday, April 5 -- Jesús Cruz, profesor of history and Latin American Studies, "Turistas de la Modernidad: El 'Gran Tour' de los Europeos del Sur en el Siglo XIX."

• Thursday, May 3 -- Eve Buckley, assistant professor of history, “Desigualdade e Modernidade no Brasil do Século XX.” (tertúlia em português)

For a copy of the multilingual event flyer, click here.

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