Faculty in the news!

Nino Kebadze, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian Studies presented the paper. “Truth Claims of Memory in Javier Marías Los enamoramientos (2011).”  at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.  April 4-7, 2013.


Reyes Coll-Tellechea, Professor of Latin American and Iberian Studies  was the keynote speaker at the  2013 American Association of Foreign Language Teachers  Conference (AFLT) in conjunction with SCOLT (Souther Conference on Language Teaching) . The conference was held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex  on April 11-13. The theme for the conference was: “World Language Learning: Setting the Global Standard.” Professor Coll-Tellechea’s address was entitled “Life and Literature: Lazarillo and the Spanish Inquisition”; Professor Coll-Tellechea also was a guest speaker at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Department of Modern Languages and Classics. She spoke to an audience of graduate students and researchers about the political implications of Spanish literary history.


Ann Blum, Associate Professor, Latin American and Iberian Studies, presented a paper,”Home: the Color of Memory,” on a panel entitled “Visions and Defense of Parenting and Childhood in Latin America,” at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, held in Santa Fe NM, April 3-6, 2-13.