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Instable Puente: La construcción del letrado criollo en la obra de Juan de Espinosa Medrano

Author: Julie Logue

Instable Puente by Juan Vitulli

Instable Puente: La construcción del letrado criollo en la obra de Juan de Espinosa Medrano is the first complete study of the life and works of this 17th century Peruvian priest who is considered today as the most significant letrado criollo (creole man of letters). In particular, the book focuses on how Juan de Espinosa Medrano composes an ensemble of texts (a treatise on poetry, theater, and several sermons) that demonstrates his ability to master the European literary code, while simultaneously undermining the supposed natural preeminence of Spanish intellectuals over the colonized. The book integrates Peninsular Spanish and Latin American cultures through the common field of the Baroque, without losing track of the explicit differences of each. Instable Puente undertakes a comprehensive analysis of the complete works of Espinosa Medrano in the context of the cultures, religious beliefs, economic structures, and political institutions of its day.…

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Notre Dame Offers New Study Abroad Program in Paris

Author: Kate Garry

Paris, the legendary City of Lights, is the newest destination for University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters students who want to study abroad. “We are delighted to offer this new opportunity for students seeking to spend a full year or one semester in Paris.” says Julia Douthwaite, a professor of French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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2013 Saturday Scholar Series to kick off football weekends

Author: Arts and Letters

Saturday Scholars 2013

The 13th annual Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures by leading faculty members on each home football game weekend this fall.

Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, the lectures address a variety of fascinating issues and offer an opportunity to meet and interact with some of the University’s most engaging faculty.

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Arts and Letters Alumnus Carves Out Golf Career

Author: Mary Kate Malone

Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters alumnus Peter Bevacqua ’93, was named Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of America in November. When Bevacqua considers the path that led him to a golf-lover’s dream job, the former English and film student credits his liberal arts education at Notre Dame, which gave him the freedom to let his career naturally take shape, he says.

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teachers Get 'Americanized' at Notre Dame

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The University of Notre Dame is hosting its eighth annual Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) orientation for the coming academic year, bringing foreign language teachers from 28 countries to campus August 5 through 8 for a series of workshops designed to enhance their teaching in the United States.

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Venezuelan maestro to receive Notre Dame Prize for public service

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José Antonio Abreu, center, with children from El Sistema José Antonio Abreu, center, with children from El Sistema

Visionary music educator José Antonio Abreu will be awarded the Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America at a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, later this year.

The award ceremony will be held in conjunction with a concert by the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela, commonly known as “El Sistema,” in the Center for Social Action Through Music.

Administered by the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Notre Dame Prize is the only award of its kind that recognizes leaders who enhance their region’s welfare. The award celebrates the significant role public figures play in improving the well-being of Latin American citizens.

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Polygraphies: Francophone Women Writing Algeria

Author: Julie Logue

Prof Alison Rice Polygraphies

Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Algeria’s independence, Polygraphies is significant and timely in its focus on autobiographical writings by seven of the most prominent francophone women writers from Algeria today, including Maïssa Bey, Hélène Cixous, Assia Djebar, Malika Mokeddem, and Leïla Sebbar. These authors witnessed both the “before” and “after” of the colonial experience in their land, and their fictional and theoretical texts testify to the lasting impact of this history. From a variety of personal perspectives and backgrounds, each writer addresses linguistic, religious, and racial issues of crucial contemporary importance in Algeria. Alison Rice engages their work from a range of disciplines, striving both to heighten our sensitivity to the plurality inherent in their texts and to move beyond a true/false dichotomy to a wealth of possible truths, all communicated in writing.…

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