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Oda al bombon project

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Notre Dame's Professor Vanesa Miseres brought her students to Holy Cross' immersion first grade to do a messy and delicious project introducing students to Pablo Neruda's odes. Here is a video on Professor Vanesa Miseres food and literature class visit to a first grade class there.On this occasion, the class visited the classroom, ND and Holy Cross students read together Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's Odes to the tomato and onion and we made cocoa and oatmeal truffles ("bombones" in Spanish). They wrote their own odes to the "bombones" as you will see at the end. It was a wonderful immersion for both our students and the children of the SB community. They have an amazing bilingual program.  Link to Video

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Summer Paris 2020

Author: Maurcia Marschke

This six-week intensive program includes cultural components as well as personal engagement with the city of Paris. A
cosmopolitan metropolis and a worldwide hub, Paris is a place we will explore through a variety of lenses. Coursework will
be complemented by guest speakers, guided tours of the city, visits to selected institutions (film production companies,

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Soledad Acosta de Samper Digital Library in Bogotá, Colombia

Author: Staff

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On October 24, Professor Vanesa Miseres will be addressing the inaugural lecture for the Soledad Acosta de Samper Digital Library in Bogotá, Colombia. This is a joint project of the National Library of Colombia and the Universidad de los Andes. Professor Miseres has also curated the online exhibition on Soledad Acosta de Samper albums and scrapbooks. Miseres lecture will bring a new perspective to the study of one the most renowned and prolific writers and journalists of 19th

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Professors Inés Stranger and Coca Duarte

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Last Wednesday, September 18 the combined classes of Professors Vanesa Miseres and Tatiana Botero we’re visited by Professors Inés Stranger and Coca Duarte, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Theatre School. They were invited by Anne Garica-Romero from FTT. It was a wonderful collaborative opportunity for the students to hear about their work on contemporary Chilean female playwrights and in general about the theatre in Chile since the dictatorship of Pinochet.…

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Efforts to Strengthen Notre Dame Connections with Latin America

Author: Staff

In another effort to strengthen Notre Dame connections with Latin America, Professor Juan Vitulli will visit the Universidad Autónoma de México (CDMX). Due to his innovative research about Baroque culture in the Hispanic World, Dr. Vitulli has been invited by the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas. In this occasion, Vitulli will teach a doctoral seminar titled “Junto a lo clásico, lo nuevo. Lectores, predicadores y poetas en el Barroco de Indias

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Vanesa Miseres retraces the footsteps of travelers between Latin America and Europe

Author: Linda Rule

Vanesa Miseres is becoming a regular feature at the London Global Gateway. After receiving a Global Gateway Research Award in 2018, she spent a semester in London researching the connection between European and Latin American history and literature. It was during this visit that she was inspired to create a course on English travelers to South America, entitled “Routes of the Empire," which she returned to teach in summer 2019.…

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Professor María Rosa Olivera-Williams accepted as Luksic Scholar

Author: Linda Rule

"The award from the Luksic Family Collaboration Grants Program, enabled me and a new generation of scholars to solidify the academic institutional, and personal bridges between the University of Notre Dame (UND) and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). The award-winning project entitled “University and Catholicism: Memory Studies as a Project of Cultural Politics” was extremely successful and included several enriching events."

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Spanish Ph.D. student wins Graduate School’s Shaheen Award

Author: Josh Weinhold

The Graduate School honored four graduating doctoral students with Shaheen Awards at its commencement ceremony — including two from the College of Arts and Letters. The awards are given annually to students who represent distinction in their respective divisions — engineering, the humanities, science, and social science. One of the first graduates of Notre Dame’s doctoral programs in Spanish, Luis Bravo unearthed and examined the literary case of a pivotal 20th-century Uruguayan poet, artist, and activist, Ibero Gutiérrez, who was brutally killed by a paramilitary group when he was 22. 

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