University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

19Forum

19th Annual Hispanic Forum

19thHispanicForum

Schedule of Events for the Forum

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Thursday, October 11th

11:00 am - Welcome: Juan Francisco Maura, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM.

11:15 am - Opening remarks: Antonio Cepeda-Benito, Dean of the UVM College of Arts and Sciences.

11:30 am - Session I: Introduction: Ignacio López-Vicuña , Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Maria Luci Moreira, College of Charleston and Middlebury Summer Language School:
“The Importance of Portuguese in the World as a Strategic Language for Global Communication”

12:30 pm - Lunch Recess

2:00 pm - Session II:  Introduction:  John Waldron, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM

Robert Bartlett, Department of Political Science, UVM: “Speaking Green, Reading Green: Learning about Green in a Second (or Third) Language”

2:45 pm - Joshua Farley, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, UVM: “Forests, Ecosystem Services and Small Family Farms: Overcoming Irreconcilable Conflicts in Brazil and Vermont”

4:00 pm Leaf Peeping (Mt. Philo or Shelburne Farms): “Beautiful Vermont at its Best”

Friday, October 12th

10:30 am - Session III: Introduction: McKew Devitt, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM.

Tina Escaja, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM: “Cartografía del progreso y sus falacias: Arte urbano en São Paulo como In/Acción Subversiva."

11:15 am - Ignacio López-Vicuña, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM: "Una mirada sobre la experiencia brasileño-japonesa: Los mundos narrativos de Karen Tei Yamashita"

12:00 pm - Lunch Recess

1:30 pm - Session IV: Introduction:  Guillermo Rodríguez, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM.

Juan Francisco Maura, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM: “Portuguese language in Canada and the U.S  in the XVth and XVIth Century”.

2:15 pm - Patience L. Epps, University of Texas at Austin: "Encontro das águas, encontro das línguas: Portuguese and indigenous languages in the Brazilian Amazon"

3:00-4:00 pm - Movie: “A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil” Director: Giovanni Vaz Del Bello.

4:15-5:30 pm - Round Table: “Vermont and Brazil: a sisterhood of sustainable future” Moderator: Debora Teixeira, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM

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