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In memoriam: Professor Laurietz Seda Ramirez

Many have heard about the sad news that our dear colleague, Laurietz Seda Ramirez, passed away on December 7, 2021. Her trajectory as a researcher was, and will continue to be, a source of pride for our Spanish section and the department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages. Those of you who have read her books, […]

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Upcoming Symposium: The Translation of Letters and Ideas in Cuba’s Republic

This symposium brings together important scholars in the area of Cuban studies to analyze the Cuban period between 1902 and 1959. The presentations will investigate translations and the exercise of translation in relation to the formation of various humanistic or scientific disciplines on the island, such as anthropology, medicine, political science, literature, and psychoanalysis. The […]

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UConn’s Translation Minor Offers Multicultural Opportunities

Starting in the spring 2020 semester, the University of Connecticut began offering a minor that allows students to explore literary translation while learning how to interact with people from other cultures or those who speak different languages, according to the minor’s website. The literary translation minor is interdisciplinary, incorporating many majors outside of its own department. Translation […]

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Spotlight: Stefan Bronner

Dr. Stefan Bronner, Assistant Professor in Residence of German Studies, obtained his PhD in Germanistik at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg and has published on a wide range of topics including German literature and culture, postmodernism, continental philosophy, spirituality, and the contemporary world. Bronner’s work is deeply rooted to his passion for literary scholarship. Bronner has become […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. 1/31 Reading Group
  2. 2/7 Transcribathon
  3. 2/14 Reading Group
  4. 2/28 Reading Group
  5. 3/7 Transcribathon
  6. 3/21 Reading Group
  7. 3/28 Transcribathon
  8. 4/4 Reading Group
  9. 4/11 Transcribathon
  10. 4/18 Reading Group

Spotlight: Verena Aschbacher

Verena Aschbacher, a new Ph.D. student in German Studies, grew up in South Tyrol (Südtirol in German), Italy. Verena’s small hometown lies at the border of Austria and Switzerland and people from the area speak regional dialects of German and Italian. This borderland zone combines Mediterranean and Germanic languages and cultures in the midst of dazzling […]

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