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Scholars of Spanish and Italian culture and literature join Arts and Letters faculty

Author: Carrie Gates

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures has added expertise in modern Spanish and Italian culture and literature this year with two new faculty hires — Pedro Aguilera-Mellado and Charles Leavitt IV. Aguilera-Mellado, who comes to Notre Dame from the University of Michigan, focuses on modern and contemporary Spain. Leavitt, who received a Ph.D. from Notre Dame in 2010, returns to the University after teaching Italian studies at the University of Reading.

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“Romance Rocks”

Author: Maurcia Marschke

The Kindness Rocks Project - “Romance Rocks”, is for our students to spread inspiration, kindness, and encouragement across campus and community through the diverse languages and cultures we teach.

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Our rock garden will be on display November 4-16 outside of DeBartolo.#NDROMANCEROCKS

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La ciudad vencida y El Caracazo, an interview with Yeniter Poleo

Author: Maurcia Marschke

La ciudad vencida y El Caracazo, an interview with Yeniter Poleo

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On November 1st of 2018, students of the undergraduate course “Violence and Unrest in the Latin American Lettered City” interviewed Yeniter Poleo via videoconference. Poleo, author of the novel La ciudad vencida

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‘Listening to Puerto Rico’: ND professors document stories from Hurricane Maria

Author: Maurcia Marschke

‘Listening to Puerto Rico’: ND professors document stories from Hurricane Maria

 | Thursday, November 1, 2018

A few months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in Sept. 2017, Marisel Moreno received an email.

The email was addressed to her and Thomas F. Anderson, both professors of romance languages and literature. It invited them to speak about the impact Hurricane Maria had on Puerto Ricans in a series of informational videos. …

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