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A Visit From Raul Aguiar

On Monday, October 24th Cuban poet Raul Aguiar visited UConn’s Latin American Cultural Center to give a talk and workshop on the manipulation of the Spanish language within fictional writing.   Aguiar’s narrative writing seminars usually take place at the state-owned Onelio Jorge Cardoso Literary Center named after the famous Cuban storyteller and located in […]

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Ryan Evelyn


On Friday morning at the LANGSA conference during the panel centered around Queer migrations, LCL graduate student Ryan Evelyn delivered his paper, “Small Places, Voiceless Faces: Ambiguity and Cultural Displacement in Two Novels by Gide and Guibert.” Ryan discussed gender representations, specifically the representation of masculinity in homosexuality as well as the concepts of cultural […]

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Phoebe Giannisi presents HOMERICA at UConn

On October 18th internationally renowned Greek-poet Phoebe Giannisi came to UConn to offer a reading of her dramatic performance of poetry. The event was co-organized by the Literary Translation Program, launched by LCL Professor Peter Constantine, and the Creative Writing Program. Giannisi presented various poems of her book Homerica in Greek, while her translator, the […]

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chris bonner

Visiting Assistant Professor in French and Comparative Literature

Christopher Bonner joined the faculty of LCL this past fall to teach courses in French and Comparative Literature. He specializes in postcolonial studies and French Caribbean literature, and he seeks in his research to think through the relationship between literature and politics. He completed his dissertation, The Alignment of Writing: Geopolitics and Literary Form in Cold […]

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Irish Fullbright scholar Niamh Nic Leoid in Residence at UConn

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Irish culture, people, landscape, and language? Meet Niamh Nic Leoid, Fulbright scholar, native Irish speaker, and new addition to UConn’s Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages. She will be here through the academic year teaching beginner and intermediate Irish. Perhaps the first thing one must know […]

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