AY 2021-2022 Events   

 

 Ralph Heyndels 

 Friday, April 29, 2022 @ 4:00pm

A Farewell Lecture

"Roland Barthes: An Intellectual in the Party Nightlife.  Desire and Melancholy"

Lecture is open to the public and will be held over Zoom. 

To register, visit: https://miami.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcOmtpjkpGNM3oQFr2jd5y3T9FJX1gHxD  

* This event is co-sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.  

 

 

Matthew Helmers

LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

 Friday, April 22, 2022 @ 4pm 

Merrick Building 205 | Zoom

Private High School Interview Workshop 
Run by Susanna Alles Torrent and Allison Schifani 

 In this one-hour, interactive workshop, Dr. Helmers provides potential applicants with the do’s and don’ts of applying and interviewing for jobs in private high schools. From the application through to the on-site and demo teach, Dr. Helmers outlines the critical moments in the application process – and what specifically private schools are looking for in your materials and answers. Together, we will review your application materials, workshop cover letters and resumes, brainstorm demo teaches, and end with time for questions and dispelling misconceptions. Even if you haven’t considered a position in the private high school sector, this workshop will tighten your application materials – and offer possible other routes for employment after the degree.  

Matthew Helmers, Ph.D. serves as the English Coordinator at Ransom Everglades School in Miami, FL. He previously worked as a teacher, mentor, and college counselor for a top-ranked charter school, and a lecturer at several international and U.S. universities. In these roles, he has prepared numerous newly-minted and veteran postgraduate degree holders to make the jump into private high schools and reviewed hundreds of applications and conducted dozens of interviews over the past decade. 

 Workshop will be a hybrid event with limited space in person (Merrick Building 205) and accessibility over Zoom (link will be provided after registration). To RSVP,  please RSVP by clicking link below:

 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cksUKjny1EKMDm8PF8SOM_hUtk6BO65EpTGhcy4S9RNURTJXNlAzUU1HUVpPN0UxWDdGREIwSzIxTC4u 

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Center for the Humanities, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

 

German Film Series/ Deutsche Filmreihe

 April 22, 2022 @ 3:15pm

Merrick 210.01 | MLL Conference Room

 Join us in person for two days of film discussions in German.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  We will watch the movies (with English subtitles) together.  

Im Labyrinth des Schweigens (Labyrinth of Lies) 

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

 

Fish out of Water: An Evening of Accented Languages

 April 21, 2022 @ 4pm

Experience a little bit of the magic and potential of speaking in non-native ways.  

Event will be virtual and is open to MLL Faculty and Students.  

To RSVP, visit: https://miami.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsceutqT8pEtS_-5K-G4H84mlvLs-ePlpf 
 Got Questions? Contact Dr. Antonella Cassia at: axc2120@miami.edu 

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

 

Luso-Afro-Brazilian Film Series

  April 20, 2022 @ 1pm

Merrick 210.02 | MLL Library 

 Join us to watch the filme & stay for discussion. 

A ÚITIMA FLORESTA

Film Series will be presented with English subtitles and is open to anyone in the UM Community who would like to participate.  

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

 

Presenting Hija del camino | a novel by Spanish writer and journalist, Lucía Mbomío

 Please note: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2022. 

Books & Books | 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables 

Lucía Mbomío (Madrid 1981- ) is a Spanish journalist and novelist dedicated to celebrating the lives and experiences of Afro-Spaniards, denouncing racism in Spain, and fighting for environmental justice. She holds a BA in Communications and Journalism and an MA in International Aid and Development from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; plus a degree (diploma) in Documentary Filmmaking and Screenwriting from the Instituto de Cine de Madrid. As a fiction writer, she is the author of the successful novel, Hija del camino (Penguin Random House, 2019), a fictional work loosely based on Mbomío’s experiences as a Spaniard of African descent struggling to assert her identity and sense of home through her travels to London and Equatorial Guinea. This novel is currently being adapted as a TV series for Netflix.

This event is free and open to the public.  

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Books & Books, Center for Global Black Studies, and Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.  

 

Business Japanese | Class Lecture | JPN 432

Special Lecture in Japanese on the revival of Japanese

Usukiyaki porcelain founded by the Inaba Samurai Clan

by Mrs. Asako Kaplan, direct descendent of the Inaba Samurai Clan 

Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 10:30am 

Dooly Memorial Building | Room 204

Please contact Etsuko Takahashi Collins (exc295@miami.edu) for more information.

 

Lucía Mbomío

Racismos cotidianos | Lecture

Please note: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2022.

Miller Center Auditorium - Merrick Building 105 | Zoom

Lucía Mbomío (Madrid 1981- ) is a Spanish journalist and novelist dedicated to celebrating the lives and experiences of Afro-Spaniards, denouncing racism in Spain, and fighting for environmental justice. She holds a BA in Communications and Journalism and an MA in International Aid and Development from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; plus a degree (diploma) in Documentary Filmmaking and Screenwriting from the Instituto de Cine de Madrid. As a fiction writer, she is the author of the successful novel, Hija del camino(Penguin Random House, 2019), a fictional work loosely based on Mbomío’s experiences as a Spaniard of African descent struggling to assert her identity and sense of home through her travels to London and Equatorial Guinea. This novel is currently being adapted as a TV series for Netflix.

During her talk at UM, Mbomío will lecture, in Spanish, on the experiences of quotidian racism in Spain, providing a brief history of Afro-Spaniards. She will also discuss her journalistic and literary work, especially her novel, Hija del camino, which she will be formally introducing to the Miami community on Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at Books & Books in Coral Gables.  

Event will be hybrid with limited space in person (Miller Center Auditorium) and accessibility over Zoom.  

 

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Center for Global Black Studies, and Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.  

 

Dr. Sueli Carneiro

MULHERES DE GELEDÉS E AS LUTAS CONTRA O RACISMO E O SEXISMO NO ATLÂNTICO NEGRO | Lecture

 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 @ 11am (EST)/ 12pm (BR) 

(Women of Geledés and the Struggles against Racism and Sexism in the Black Atlantic)
Moderated by Lidiana de Moraes

Dr. Sueli Carneiro is a philosopher, writer, and activist whose work focuses on anti-racism and Black feminism. She is the founder and director of Geledés - Instituto da Mulher Negra (Black Women's Institute). In 2021, Professor Carneiro received the Kalman Silvert Life Achievement Award from the Latin American Studies Association for her vast and distinguished scholarship and longstanding commitment to education.

 

Lecture will be in Portuguese with simultaneous translation to English over Zoom. 

 To register, visit: https://miami.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqd-urqDsqHdfcwlBReQDAmrejb8lZPiW2 

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, US Network for Democracy in Brazil, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

German Film Series/ Deutsche Filmreihe

 April 8, 2022 @ 3:15pm

Merrick 210.01 | MLL Conference Room

 Join us in person for two days of film discussions in German.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  We will watch the movies (with English subtitles) together.  

Oh Boy (A Coffee in Berlin) 

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

 

Ieva Mainardi

LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

 Friday, April 8, 2022 @ 11:30am 

Merrick Building 205 | Zoom

“What does it mean to work for the European Union? A Conversation”
Run by Susanna Alles Torrent and Allison Schifani  

Lithuanian national, Ieva Mainardi has been working within the EU institutions for over 20 years. She has a BA in English philology, MA in International Relations and Diplomacy and MA in EU and International Law (Vilnius University). Her EU career started at the European Commission Delegation in Lithuania where she was following-up inter alia EU pre-accession programs. She later moved to the European Commission in Luxembourg and subsequently to the Court of Justice of the European Union where she worked as a Lawyer-Linguist. Since 2012 she has been managing teams of language professionals at the European Parliament also being involved in the inter-institutional cooperation of the EU translation services, IT project follow-up, Advisory Committee on Harassment and its prevention at the workplace and the Parliamentary Project Portfolio on Skill Sharing. As the EU Fellow, she is carrying out a research on Change Management with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the service of public administrations.

Workshop will be a hybrid event with limited space in person (Merrick Building 205) and accessiblity over Zoom (link will be provided after registration). To RSVP,  please RSVP by clicking link below:

 https://forms.gle/2Q9qXbGHYoHpF2Wz5

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Center for the Humanities, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

 

Jennifer Boum Make

Public Talk

 Thursday, April 7, 2022 @ 1pm 

"Ecofeminism Visions: The Promise of Decolonial Ecological Caring in the Works of Gisèle Pineau and Jessica Oublié."

Public Talk will be held over Zoom. Please RSVP by clicking link below:

https://miami.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucu2urzIpEtdI04eYnJNQaWhgRfQNKM0z

 

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund. 

 

La Florida Missions

Spaces of Globalization, Resistance, and Transformation

Lecture and Symposium 

 April 7 - 8, 2022 

Mission activities in Spanish La Florida began in 1565 and continued for nearly two centuries. Outstanding scholars in precontact and early modern Florida anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, ethnohistory, linguistics, literature, and theology will convene in this symposium to share their efforts in documenting the story and struggles of the indigenous peoples of Florida as they were drawn into a tumultuous web of colonial missionary and global connectivities that changed their world forever.

To register and for more information, visit:

https://mailchi.mp/miami.edu/sc-la-florida-missions-symposium-april-2022  

 

Dr. Karina Xavier

LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

 Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 11:30am 

“Your Humanities Degree and The 'Real' World"”
Run by Susanna Alles Torrent and Allison Schifani

Karina Xavier, PhD is a Sustainability/ESG/Corporate Communications professional working with private sector enterprises to develop compelling and effective global communications to inspire engagement and commitment to shared purpose from stakeholders. Karina’s work focuses on highlighting and advancing corporate responsibility initiatives that truly make a positive sustainability impact. Karina has also led US communications for the Corporate Citizenship/Philanthropic initiatives of 2015’s largest corporate contributor to higher education, Banco Santander/Santander Universities (UNESCO). Previously, she launched the MIT-Brazil Program, an international STEM collaboration program at MIT. She has also done cross-cultural consulting for a creative broadcast production company based in LA. Karina is a native speaker of English and Portuguese, near-native speaker of Italian and Spanish, and is proficient in French. She holds a BA in International Relations and Italian Studies, an MA in Italian Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and PhD in Renaissance Italian Literature from UC Berkeley. “What are you going to do with that degree in the real world?” is one of the most common questions asked of humanities students.

In this conversation we'll challenge the notion of a "real" world where there is neither a need nor a place for a humanities degree. We'll idenitfy all the ways a humanities training is increasingly relevant and strategize practical ways of applying what we've learned to the job search and beyond. 

Workshop will be held over Zoom. Please RSVP by clicking link below:

https://forms.gle/y1rHCsvPtMxTdfHn6

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

 

Luso-Afro-Brazilian Film Series

  March 23, 2022 @ 1pm

Merrick 210.02 | MLL Library

 Join us to watch the filme & stay for discussion. 

SER TÃO VELHO CERRADO

Film Series will be presented with English subtitles and is open to anyone in the UM Community who would like to participate.  

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

 

 Hugo Achugar 

 Tuesday, March 22, 2022 @ 4:00pm

Public Lecture

"On Latin American Culture and XXIst Century Challenges"

This lecture will be held in person in the Whitten Learning Center 120

& over Zoom. 


* This event is co-sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies, and the “Americas Initiative” in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University.

Santiago Achugar Award Ceremony

 Monday, March 21, 2022 @ 5:00pm

Join us with Dr. Hugo Achugar as we recognize the students who received the Santiago Achugar Award.

This ceremony was held over Zoom.  

* This event is co-sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.  

 

Dr. Alex Gil

LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

 Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 11am 

“Beyond the Tenure-Track Academy: Paths, Possibilities and Gambits in Humanities Careers”
Run by Susanna Alles Torrent and Allison Schifani

Alex Gil is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University Libraries. His research interests include Caribbean culture and history, with a focus on twentieth century poetry; digital humanities and technology design for different infrastructural and socio-economic environments; and, the relations of power and material extent of the cultural and scholarly record. Gil collaborates with very diverse faculty, students and library colleagues in humanities research, pedagogy and knowledge production that involves the use of advanced computation, digital media design, and network technologies. At Columbia, he coordinates the Butler Library Studio, a tech-light library space focused on digital scholarship and pedagogy, and now a broadcast, Studio Remote. He is also co-founder and moderator of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, a trans-disciplinary research cluster focused on experimental humanities and public engagement; one of the creators and main editors of archipelagos journal: a journal of Caribbean digital praxis, and co-organizer of the conference series, The Caribbean Digital together with Kaiama L. Glover and Kelly Baker Josephs.

This workshop will provide students a wider perspective on the types of jobs outside the traditional tenure-track career. Based on his experience as a Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University, Alex Gil will outline possible trajectories that allow you to have the flexibility to choose, as opportunity arises, between faculty and non-faculty careers, while remaining in academia, and even teaching and researching. While Digital Humanities is one of the most common paths to achieve this goal in today's Higher Ed, the talk will cover librarianship in general and the life of centers. 

Workshop will be a hybrid event with limited space in person (Merrick Building 205) and accessiblity over Zoom (link will be provided after registration). 

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

 

Dr. Julio Torres 

Workshop | February 22, 2022 @ 10am

Critical Tasks in Action!

In this workshop, we explore the use of task-based language teaching (TBLT) to go beyond the promotion of language performance and development. Recently, TBLT scholars have endorsed the concept of critical tasks, which is the use of pedagogic tasks that promote learners' critical thinking on the sociopolitical structures of their local communities with a goal to promote change (Ellis, 2021; Crookes & Ziegler, 2022; Serafini, under review). The goal of the workshop is to promote the design of critical tasks following a TBLT methodology to help students challenge monolingual and standardized language ideologies by considering multilingual competencies, sociolinguistic principles and critical language awareness. Participants will reflect on their local context regarding these issues and will see models of critical task-based lessons. Participants will leave the workshop with an outline of a critical task-based lesson they wish to implement. 

This workshop is open to the public and will be held over Zoom.  

 * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

 

Dr. Julio Torres 

Public Lecture | February 16, 2022 @ 5pm

The Effects of Instruction on Heritage Language Learners  

Heritage language learners are individuals who enroll in classes to (re)learn their family language in an instructed setting. Their family or heritage language is a minority(-ized) language in the society at large. As such, they are (multi-)bilingual speakers of the heritage language(s) along with the majority language(s) of the society. The collaborative efforts from scholars and practitioners from different disciplines (e.g., sociolinguistics, applied linguistics) have been essential to better understand and serve the needs of these learners. This has led to the field of heritage language education. Within this broad field, however, I will focus on research that has investigated the effects of instruction on heritage language learners’ language development and performance. The first part of the talk will consist in broadly framing the key issues at stake with regard to heritage language learning outcomes, which includes the results of a recent exploratory meta-analysis. During the second part of the talk, I will share quantitative and qualitative data from empirical studies under a task-based language learning framework that shed light into how heritage language learners respond to instruction.

This Lecture is open to the public will be held over Zoom.  

 * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund. 

Andrew Ross 

Book Presentation | January 21, 2022 @ 4pm

Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing (Macmillan, 2021)  

Event was held over Zoom.  

 

Book Signing took place immediately following event at the 

Thomas P Murphy Design Studio Terrace. 

Books were available for purchase. 

 

Through visceral, frontline reporting from the motels and encampments dotting central Florida, renowned social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross exposes the overlooked housing crisis sweeping America’s suburbs and rural areas, where residents suffer ongoing trauma, poverty, and nihilism. As millions of renters face down evictions and foreclosures in the midst of the COVID-19 recession, Ross reveals how the Sunbelt cocktail of ineffective government planning, property market speculation, corporate investment in housing, and poverty wages have combined to create this catastrophe. Urgent and incisive, Sunbelt Blues offers original insight into what is quickly becoming a full-blown national emergency.

Andrew Ross is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. A contributor to many renowned newspapers, including the New York Times, and is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including Bird On Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City. His new book is Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing (Holt/Metropolitan Books). More information is at https://andrewtross.com 

 

* This event is sponsored by the School of Architecture, The College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Center for Global Black Studies, CAS - American Studies, and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

 

End of Semester Gathering

December 3rd @ 3:30pm-5:00pm | Scharlin Patio


Join us as we celebrate the end of the Fall Semester.
Open to MLL faculty, graduate students, & staff 

* The event will be outdoors, and social distancing will be observed, so we can meet and greet safely.

 

 

Aurélie Vialette 

 Graduate Seminar | December 3, 2021 @ 10am-12pm

Mahoney / Pearson Com 112

Letters and Musics, clave.cat: A Digital Humanities Workshop

This workshop is specially suited for graduate students interested in conducting a digital humanities project, since we will be discussing challenges faced while modeling, choosing the digital infrastructure, and online publishing. I will present a DH project involving the archive of nineteenth-century composer and politician Josep Anselm Clavé (1824-1874), which is comprised of correspondence, scores, and administrative documents. I will show how the creation of a web/network of people, musicians, politicians, among other figures, reveals the collaboration of 19th-centiry artists and politicians in important social, political and musical movements. 

 * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund. 

 

Aurélie Vialette 

 Lecture | December 2, 2021 @ 4:30pm-6pm

Miller Center Auditorium Located in Merrick Building 105, Room 119.

"Imperial Surrogacy in the Penal Colonies in the Philippines: the Perpetuation of the Spanish Race"

In this talk, I address the question of gender and race in the Spanish penal colonization process. I argue that sending male and female criminals to the Philippines and encouraging the convicts’ families to accompany them there as well revealed that both labor and procreation were central to the project of using prisoners to build the colonial structure. It was furthermore a way to develop a racial politics that implied that Spanish criminals would “better” the indigenous population in the Philippines. I contend that the racial politics of the penal colony was a biopolitical device. The process shows how the reforming of citizens and the controlling of their biological capacities went hand in hand with a philosophy of punishment and a conquest of indigenous people through a racial discourse in the service of developing agricultural penal colonies.

  * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

Simone Lagrand 

 “Pays Mêlé”: a Poetic Digital Recital

December 2, 2021 @ 4:20pm-5:35pm

The 15 min film screening will be followed by a Q&A with the author 

Villa Albertine artist in Residence Simone Lagrand will be in conversation with the students of FRE 303 of Fall 2021: Introduction to Intellectual Movements of the Francophone Caribbean as well as MLL’s faculty Dr. Cae Joseph Massena, Dr. Nadia Naami & Dr. Allison Schifani.

The event will be held in English over Zoom. To view recording, click 

https://miami.zoom.us/rec/share/WrxTthf70X_0E8SSub_Bz2hWKx17OWzx6YdK9lNtja-I2CjfTv2fGzewTDAENGrF.jcu7BP5PtXQ080fR 

 * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

 

Class Final Presentation   

Mosqoy-Sueños-Dreams: The History and Stories of a Quechua Social Enterprise | Nicole Weber

November 30, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

 
Nicole is a senior majoring in biochemistry and Spanish, with minors in public health, international studies, and psychology. After graduation, she hopes to spend a year abroad improving her Spanish and then plans to pursue a degree in medicine. 

Italian Film Club

 November 18, 2021 & December 2, 2021 @5pm

 Join us virtually on Zoom as we discuss & express ideas about each movie.

*Both films are available on Netflix

On My Skin | November 18

Forgive Us Our Debts | December 2

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

Brazilian Film Screening and Discussion

 November 10, 2021 @5pm

 Join us  as we watch & discuss this documentary film by Eliza Capai.

ESPERO TUA (RE)VOLTA  

Merrick Building | Room 205

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

German Virtual Film Series/ Deutsche virtuelle Filmreihe

 October 22 & November 5, 2021 @ 3:15pm

 Join us on Zoom for two days of film discussions in German.  The movies must be watched in advance and are available online with your UM Password.  Event is virtual and is open to UM Faculty & Students.

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

Graduate Program Virtual Open House

October 22, 2021 | 2:00pm

Are you interested in a Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies? Join us for a Virtual Open House.

You will have the opportunity to meet with our award-winning Faculty, speak one-on-one with professors in your field, and learn about Miami as a vibrant cultural scholarly and civic space.  

Open House will be held on Zoom.  

* * * 

Please watch the recording of our Fall 2020 Open House (below) and get to know more about our program.

 

LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

 October 22, 2021 @ 11am 

“Teaching Portfolio and Philosophy”
Run by Ager Gondra

The statement of teaching philosophy is an essential document for the academic job market and the cornerstone of any teaching portfolio. It articulates who we are as teachers, how we envision teaching in our discipline, and what strategies we use to actively engage our students. The process of writing a teaching statement pushes us to reflect critically on our teaching practices and how we communicate about teaching.

In this workshop we will discuss practical steps to draft a statement of teaching philosophy. Participants will also have the opportunity to review sample statements.

Workshop will be held over Zoom.

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

 October 13, 2021 @ 10am

“How to Write a Diversity Statement”

Run by Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel

Workshop is virtual and is open to current MLL Graduate Students.  

Join us for the 3rd workshop in this series as we discuss how to write a diversity statement. Attendees are asked to review this recording prior to workshop.

To access video, click here.  

The recording discusses both diversity and research statements. 

Workshop will be held over Zoom. To join visit: 

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

 October 1, 2021 @ 11am

“How to Write Effective CVs and Cover Letters”

Run by Patoimbasba Nikiema & Logan Connors

Workshop is virtual and is open to current MLL Graduate Students.  

Join us for our next workshop as we discuss CVs, cover letters, and the basic difference between teaching institutions and research institutions. 

Workshop will be held over Zoom.

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

 September 17, 2021 @ 10am

“The Academic Job Search: The Basics”

Run by Allison Schifani & Susanna Allés-Torrent

Workshop is virtual and is open to current MLL Graduate Students.  

For those entering the academic job market, those who’ve already been searching, and those who hope to eventually be employed in academia! Join us to go over ‘the basics’. What materials should you be preparing? Where should you search for available posts? How do you interpret a job ad? What kinds of jobs are available?

All graduate students, regardless of your year in the program, are welcome to join this informative workshop, the first in our series for this academic year. Those students who are now on or who will be entering the market next year are especially encouraged to attend.

Workshop will be held over Zoom.

* This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

IN/TANGIBLE PEDAGOGIES


Building an Interdisciplinary and
Holistic Curriculum on Archival Studies

An Online Presentation Series

Fall 2021 | Multiple Dates 

September 14 | September 28 | October 5 | November 2

Presented by The Andrew W. Mellon CREATE Grants Program 

Join us for a series of presentations that has been specifically created to provide first-hand accounts to students exploring the field of archives and information science. The series will serve as part of a new and innovative course designed to give students hands-on interdisciplinary experience in critical archival studies using materials and resources from the University of Miami Libraries' distinctive collections—introducing them to the fundamentals of archival theory and practice used in libraries, archives, and museums.

This free and online event series is open to the public and will feature talks and discussions led by experts who are actively engaged in Caribbean archival curating, preservation, and theorization.

To learn more & register to attend, click here.

* This series is co-sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

 

Past Events

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  • AY 2020-2021 Events

    Patoimbasba Nikiema 

    Public Lecture  

    "Reassessing the Return to the Homeland: A Constructive Analysis of Exile in African and Caribbean Literature”

    April 26, 2021 @ 1:30pm 

     

    Co-Sponsored Talk 

    Jeffrey Ravel 

    “Acceleration? Digital Resources and the Speed of Scholarship”

    April 23, 2021 @ 10:30am

    * The talk is sponsored by UM Center for the Humanities and brought to you by the Interdisciplinary Researcj Group (IRG)in Theatre & Performance Studies and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.  

    Roundtable Black Lives Matter Across the Globe 

     A Lecture Series 

    April 16th @ 4pm

    Please view a recording of the lecture on our Black Lives Matter Across the Globe | a Lecture Series page.

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

    LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

     April 15, 2021 @ 10am

    "Informational Interview" 

    Run by Gema Pérez-Sánchez, with guest alumna

    Dr. Mary Bartsh of Miami Elite Language Services

    Workshop is virtual and is open to current MLL Graduate Students.  

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

    German Virtual Film Series/ Deutsche virtuelle Filmreihe

     April 9 & 23, 2021 @ 2:30pm

     Join us on Zoom for two days of film discussions in German.  The movies must be watched in advance and are available online with your UM Password.  Event is virtual and is open to UM Faculty & Students.  

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

     

    Co-Sponsored Virtual Book Presentation

    Obra Selecta (Selected Works) by Jorge Duany 

    April 5, 2021 @ 7pm

    This event is free and open to the public.  It will be conducted in Spanish.   

    * The Virtual Book Presentation with The Green School at Books & Books and Cuban Research Institute, FIU.  Cosponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami.  

    Black Lives Matter Across the Globe 

     A Lecture Series 

    Casey (French Rapper)

    April 5th @ 11am

    Lecture will be virtual and open to faculty and students. 

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

    Fish out of Water: An Evening of Accented Languages

     April 2, 2021 @ 4pm

    Experience a little bit of the magic and potential of speaking in non-native ways.  

    Event will be virtual and is open to MLL Faculty and Students.  

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

     

    LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

     March 18, 2021 @ 1pm

    "Converting your CV to Resume Workshop" 

    Presented by Toppel Career Center

    Workshop is virtual and is open to current MLL Graduate Students.  

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

    Dr. Francisca Aguilo-Mora 

    Workshop  

    “Authentic materials in the SL classroom: A how-to workshop for class design and implementation”

    March 4, 2021 @ 12pm 

    This workshop will be virtual and open to MLL faculty and graduate students.

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

    Black Lives Matter Across the Globe 

     A Lecture Series 

    Maboula Soumahoro

    February 19th @ 12pm  

    Lecture will be virtual and open to faculty and students.

    Please view a recording of the lecture on our Black Lives Matter Across the Globe | a Lecture Series page.

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

     

    American Language & Culture Assistants Program in Spain | Virtual Information Session 

     February 19, 2021 @ 11am

    Join the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the American Language & Culture Assistants Program for a virtual information session for those interested in pursuing a year in Spain as Teaching Assistant.  Session is with Lisa Arias Rodríguez de Education Advisor from the Consulate General of Spain’s Education Office.  

    Session will take place over Zoom. 

    LCLS Graduate Program | Workshop Series

     February 18, 2021 @ 10am

    "Preparing for the Non-Academic Job Market: Preliminary Steps and Tools" 

    Workshop is virtual and is open to current MLL Graduate Students.  

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

    Arabic Program Social Hour

     February 10, 2021 @ 5pm

    Drop-in any time between 5pm-6pm to chat and meet students at other levels in our Arabic program. 

    It’s a great opportunity to get tips on language study and on how to find fun cultural immersion activities.

    Join Us!

    Social Event will be held over Zoom. 

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

    Mireia Trenchs-Parera

    Class Lecture

    “From bilingualism to multilingualism in Catalonia: A look at language, politics, policies and demography in present (and recent past) times”

    February 10, 2021 @ 3:30-4:45pm

    Class Lecture is open to all MLL Faculty and Students and will be held on Zoom. 

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

    Dr. Frieda Ekotto 

    Public Lecture  

    "“Epistemologies of my Blackness
    Here is my Body in the film Zurura, Zurura: The Smile Blooms”

    December 15, 2020 @ 3:00pm 

    This lecture will be virtual open to faculty and students. 

    Registration required.  

    End of Semester Gathering

    December 9th @ 4pm

    Join us as we celebrate the endo f the Fall Semester and recognize our graduating Undergraduate and Graduate Students on all of their achievements.  

    Celebration will be held over Zoom.  

    Graduate Program Virtual Open House

    November 20th @ 4:30-6pm

    Are you interested in a Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies? Join us for a Virtual Open House.

    You will have the opportunity to meet with our award-winning Faculty, speak one-on-one with professors in your field, and learn about Miami as a vibrant cultural scholarly and civic space.  

    Open House will be held on Zoom.  

    * * * 

    This event has passed.  Please view a recording of our Open House below.

     

    Black Lives Matter Across the Globe 

     A Lecture Series

    Upcoming Invited Guest Speakers 

    October 8th @ 7pm  | Herman Bennett

    November 13th @ 11am | Conceição Evaristo

    Lectures will be virtual and open to faculty and students.  Event specific information will be released closer to event.  

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, US Network for Democracy in Brazil, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

    Black Lives Matter Across the Globe 

     A Lecture Series

    Conceição Evaristo

    November 13th @ 11am 

    Virtual lecture will be open to the University of Miami community and members of the US Network for Democracy in Brazil.  

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, US Network for Democracy in Brazil, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

     

    Sounding Separation: A Conversation with Librettist Anna Deeny Morales on her new opera: ¡ZAVALA-ZAVALA! an oprea in v cuts

    Class Guest Lecture   

    Wednesday, November 11th @ 9:30am 

     

    This Class lecture will be virtual and is open to MLL faculty and  students.    

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

     

    Presentacion de la antologia Lecturas atentas 

    Community Event   

    Friday, November 6th @ 5pm 

     

    Event will be virtual and open to faculty, students, and the community.  

    Event specific information will be released closer to event.

    * This event is sponsored by the FIU Cuban Research Institute, the UM Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.  

     

    Melissa Baralt 

    Workshop  

    Task-Based Language Teaching: A review of fundamentals

    October 28, 2020 @ 12:30pm 

    This workshop will be virtual and open to MLL faculty and graduate students.

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

     

    Black Lives Matter Across the Globe 

     A Lecture Series 

    Herman Bennett

    October 8th @ 7pm  

    Lecture will be virtual and open to faculty and students.

    This event has passed.  Please view a recording of the lecture on our Black Lives Matter Across the Globe | a Lecture Series page.

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

    Luz Ainaí Morales Pino

    Class Guest Lecture

    October 6, 2020 @ 4pm

    “El artista: un imaginario de masculinidad en proceso de disciplinamiento en el entre siglos latinoamericano,”  

    Lecture will be virtual and open to MLL faculty and students.

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies.

     

    For the archived AY 2020-2021 Film Series and Conversation Tables events, visit here

  • AY 2019-2020 Events

    MLL Celebration Spring 2020

    Department of Modern Languages and Literatures - Toast & Celebrate the End of Year

    Friday, May 1st 

    A virtual celebration to recognice the achievments of our faculty and graduate students.  

    German & Italian Virtual Film Club

    Italian Virtual Film Club

    April 23th @ 4pm | On My Skin

    April 30th @ 4pm | Euphoria

    All movies are available on Netflix and need to b watched in advance.  

    * Extra movie "Viaggio sola" available on Amazon

    German & Italian Virtual Film Club

    German Virtual Film Club

    April 23th @ 3pm | Unorthodox  

    April 30th @ 3pm | Look Who Is Back 

    All movies are available on Netflix and need to be watched in advance.

    * Extra movie "Barbara" available on Kanopy

    SPA 501 Undergraduate Symposium

    Images of Immigration | Spanish 501

    Capstone Research 

    Undergraduate Research Symposium 

    April 23, 2020 | 3:30pm

     

    bate-papo-virtual

    BATE-PAPO VIRTUAL

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    5:05-6:20pm

     

     

     

    2019-2020 Guest Speakers & Conferences   

    Books and Books April 2020

    Presentacion de la anttologia Lecturas atentas @ Books & Books 

    Community Event   

    April 18, 2020 

    THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies

    Arnaldo Cruz Malave

    Arnaldo Cruz-Malave 

    Guest Lecture  

    April 10, 2020 

    THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

    Dr. Tinsley

    Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley 

    Guest Lecture  

    March 27, 2020 

    THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

    Melissa baralt

    Melissa Baralt 

    Workshop  

    March 24, 2020 

    THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

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     Ellen Nerenberg

    Guest Lecture  

    February 25, 2020 

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

    graduate conference 2020

    SEEING MORE QUEERLY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 

    The Challenges of Gender, Feminism and Queer Theories and Practices in our Contemporary World 

    Graduate Student Conference | Symposium 

    February 20-21, 2020

    * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Center for the Humanities, Istitute for Advance Studies of the Americas, Latin American Studies Program, Africana Studies Program, English Department, Department of Philosophy, Woman's and Gender Studies Program, and Latin American Studies Program.

    FrancoiseVerges

    Françoise Vergès 

    The Afterlives of Colonialsim: Race, Gender, Racial Capitalism in France Today 

    Guest Lecture

    February 17, 2020 

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Department of Anthropology, Africana Studies Program, and The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

    kislakundercurrents

    Undercurrents: Connection and Rupture in the Caribbean, from the Pre-Columbian Era to 1900

    Conference | Symposium 

    February 13-14, 2020 

    Conrad James

    Conrad James

    Guest Lecture 

    February 3, 2020 

     

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Marta S Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies, and American Studies.  

    Kadji Amin

    Public Talk 

    October 28, 2019 

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Queer Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

    Raphaël Confiant

    Public Conversation

    October 24, 2019

     * This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, the Marta S. Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies, and the University of Miami Libraries

    Jonathan Rosa

    Class Visit and Public Lecture

    October 24, 2019 

     

    * This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

    For the archived AY 2019-2020 Film Series and Conversation Tables events, visit here

  • AY 2018-2019 Events

    The following is a sample of events presented during the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

    Film Series

    Ben Sifuentes

    Eliana Villar Marquez

    French Film Series

    Italian Jazz Concert

    hora del cafe

    Torres

    Nora Cortinas

    Portuguese

    student awards

  • AY 2017-2018 Events

    The following is a sample of events presented during the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

    Arabic Film

    Chinese Film

    French roundtables

    grad conference

    hora de cafe

    pdp honor society

    pannill camp

    gimena del rio riande

    patricia Ybarra

    sip honor society

  • AY 2016-2017 Events

    The following is a sample of events presented during the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

    bus_lisbela

    Portuguese fall 2016 movies

    Portuguese movie spring 2017

    Chinese Film Fall 2016

    culture resource

    Yolanda Arroyo Pizzaro

    Jose Colmeiro

    Gisele Pineau

    Mayra Santos Febres

    Amilcar Priestley

  • AY 2015-2016 Events

    The following is a sample of events presented during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. 

    arabic film fall 2015

    French Film Fall 2015

    Chinese Film Spring 2016

    Serge Dupuis

    Rejane Senac

    grad conference 2016

    Mara Viglioso Boccaccio

    Lawrence La Fountain

    Estudios Cubanos

    Portuguese Movie Spring 2016