Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dr. Villa-García's talk "Science, Linguistics, Syntax, and the Spanish Left Periphery"

Dr. Villa-García, Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and member of the Cognitive Science Program, delivered a talk entitled 'Science, Linguistics, Syntax, and the Spanish Left Periphery' at Dr. Toscano's Word Recognition and Perception (WRAP) Lab in the Psychology Department on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

The second Dante lecture, "Dante and the Birth of Cinema", on YouTube!

The second Dante lecture that took place on November 17th ,"Dante and the Birth of Cinema" by John Welle (University of Notre Dame), is up on YouTube! You can watch the lecture here:

Please join us when the Dante Lecture Series returns next year for our third lecture on January 22nd in the Villanova Cinema from 4-6pm. The lecture is "Dante's Europe" by Giuseppe Mazzotta  (Yale University). We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Symposium in Huelva to Celebrate the Centenary of Platero and I

Dr. Mercedes Juliá, Professor and Chair of Villanova's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, was invited to participate in the International Symposium "One Hundred Years of Platero and I", November 24-28, 2014, at the University of Huelva, Spain.  Invited to the symposium were several Jiménez Scholars from different parts of the world. 

A news article about the symposium was published in Spanish by EUROPA PRESS. To read the EUROPA PRESS article about the event, click on the pictures below:
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Dr. Juliá's Lecture at the University of Maryland

Dr. Mercedes Juliá, Professor and Chair of Villanova’s Romance Languages and Literatures Department, was invited to deliver a Lecture at the University of Maryland (College Park) to Celebrate the Centenary of the Publication of Platero y yo by Juan Ramón Jiménez, the second most read book in the Spanish language after D. Quixote. Dr. Juliá spoke of Platero y yo as a necessary work to learn how to live and enjoy every moment of our lives. The Lecture took place on December 4, 2014. In the picture, Dr. Graciela Palau de Nemes, fourth from left, Dr. Carmen Benito, Dr. Mercedes Juliá, and Dr. José María Naharro Calderón, together with graduate students of the University of Maryland’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.