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Professor Fitz delivered a Distinguished Faculty Lecture
March 13, 2015—Professor Fitz delivered a Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Temple University on February 19, 2015. The title of his talk was "New Frontiers: Brazil and the Inter-American Project." In addition, he served as a guest instructor for the Temple University course "Hispanic Women in Literature", specifically highlighting his new book on MACHADO DE ASSIS AND FEMALE CHARACTERIZATION: THE NOVELS, as well as his two earlier books on Clarice Lispector.
Professor Earl Fitz was a Hoover Institution Visiting Fellow
February 9, 2015—Professor Earl Fitz was a Hoover Institution Visiting Fellow at Stanford University. During his time in residence, he conducted research on Latin American and Inter-American Studies for a new book.
Karin Davidovich, Vanderbilt PhD, just published
January 19, 2015—Karin Davidovich, Vanderbilt PhD, just published an article in the journal Catedral Tomada. You can see the article at the following link: http://catedraltomada.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/catedraltomada
Don Quixote Symposium
January 9, 2015—Speakers Hilaire Kallendorf, John Ardila, and Chad Gasta with Mona Frederick and Edward Friedman. Co-directors of Crossing the Line Again: Clara Mengolini and Edward Friedman.
Professor Earl Fitz recently gave two invited lectures.
November 19, 2014—Professor Earl Fitz recently gave two invited lectures. At Indiana University, he spoke on "Breaking New Ground: Inter-American Literature and the Roles of Language and Literature Departments in its Development." At the University of Iowa, he delivered a lecture entitled "From the Cornfields of Iowa to the Beach at Ipanema: How a Budding Comparatist Came to Know 'A Garota de Ipanema' and Her Literary Friends" for a special symposium on "Construing Brazil in the United States." Professor Fitz was also a panelist at the biennial conference of the American Portuguese Studies Association on the topic "Da Divisao a Unidade: Vozes Amerindias no Projeto Interamericanista."
Professor Emerita Susan Berk-Seligson was in Antigua, Guatemala
November 13, 2014—Professor Emerita Susan Berk-Seligson was in Antigua, Guatemala Nov. 5-6 to present at a hemisphere-wide conference organized by the World Bank and USAID and the government of Guatemala the quantitative and qualitative results of Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) 's five-year multi-country impact evaluation designed to assess the effectiveness of community-based crime prevention programs in Central America.
Professor Emerita Susan Berk-Seligson
November 13, 2014—Professor Emerita Susan Berk-Seligson has been invited to participate in the “Latinos and the Death Penalty” symposium to be held at the University of Texas School of Law on April 10-11, 2015.
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