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CONFERENCE: The XXI Colloquium on Mexican Literature, “Nepantla, Between Comala and California, and Other Crossroads”

Centennial House, UCSB Centennial House, Isla Vista, CA

Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Santa Barbara & UC-Mexicanistas (Intercampus Research Program) Just as we were in the middle of organizing this colloquium, creatively and excitedly, we suddenly learned of the devastation in Texas, México (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Morelos), Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico.  We remained strong through this hardship.  On September 19, ironically on the 32nd anniversary of the tragic 1985 Mexico City earthquake, another earthquake struck again.   And yet, in the midst of crisis, ...

The Fabricant: Symposium on the Figure of the Translator

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

This gathering seeks to explore the critical role of translator as the mediator between cultures. In today’s political landscape, the translator is often called upon to be the go-between different peoples, spaces—both real and fictional— academic fields, and cultures. Even as the Executive Order has banned immigrants of numerous countries to the United States, the literary translator is one of the artistic professionals that enables communication between countries. The translator, as a transcultural ambassador, is ...

Talk: Is Culture a Human Right?

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

A commemoration of the International Mother Language Day with the aim of raising awareness on campus towards preserving endangered languages and fostering tolerance towards cultural and linguistic diversity. This year's commemoration will feature a lecture Dr. Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland). Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Barandiaran Chair of Basque Studies, and the Etxepare Basque Institute