UB to Hold Sesquicentennial Symposium On Hispanic Studies

Release Date: March 24, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Several graduates of the University at Buffalo doctoral program in Spanish who have gone on to become highly respected scholars in their field will join UB faculty on April 11 and 12 for a symposium on Hispanic studies sponsored by the Spanish section of the UB Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

The event, which will be held in Clemens Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus, is free of charge and open to the public. It is funded by the UB Dean of Arts and Letters in connection with the university¹s sesquicentennial celebration. For registration and information, call the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at 716-645-2191. See symposium schedule.

The symposium was conceived as a celebration of the achievements of the Spanish section and its doctoral graduates and as a tribute to retired Professors Peter Boyd-Bowman, Leon Livingstone, Wilma Newberry, George Schanzer and C. Alan Soons.

Papers will be presented in Spanish and English on topics in Spanish-American literature, Peninsular literature, Hispanic linguistics and issues related to foreign-language programs in general and study abroad programs in particular.

The participating UB doctoral alumni will include Debra D. Andrist (1986), associate professor, University of St. Thomas, Houston; Rosemary Geisdorfer-Feal (1984), professor, University of Rochester; Lee Ann Grace (1976), director of international education and associate professor, SUNY College at Buffalo; Barbara P. Esquival-Heinemann (1989), associate professor, Winthrop University, and Aida L. Heredia (1992), assistant professor, Howard University.

Also Katharina E. Kovach-Allen (1984), associate dean of human communications and behavior, Genesee Community College; Kathleen March (1980), professor, University of Maine; Dorothy Rissel (1976), associate professor, Department of Learning and Instruction, University at Buffalo; Alfredo Torrejon (1984), associate professor, Auburn University, and Juan Zamora (1971), professor, University of Massachusetts.

The doctoral program in Spanish language and literature at UB was established in 1964 and has produced 47 doctoral graduates who hold faculty positions at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The current enrollment of the UB graduate program in Spanish is 48 students.

Session I, "Encuentro" € April 11 € 3-4:30 p.m. € 930 Clemens Hall

Debra D. Andrist, "Deceit Plus Desire Equals Diversion: Female Rivalries in Lope de Vega

Aida L. Heredia, "Yania Tierra o la tierra del descontento"

Katharina E. Kovach-Allen, "Chaos Theory, Cortazar and Leadership"

Session II, "Re-encuentro," April 12 € 1-2:30 p.m. € 120 Clemens Hall

Barbara P. Esquival-Heinemann, "Translation or Adaptation: The Fate of an Exemplary Novel

Juan C. Zamora, "Tuteo, voseo y ustedeo en el espanol americano"

Session III, "Deja Vu," April 12, 3-4:30 p.m. € 120 Clemens Hall

Alfredo Torrejon, "El tratamiento de los vocablos socio-politicos en el Diccionario de la Real Academia Espanola de la Lengua"

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