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Acentos, revista universitaria - Call for Submissions

Acentos, revista universitaria - Call for Submissions

Thank you for your interest in publishing with Acentos! We proudly accept our undergraduate students’ works, which include essays, literature reviews, essays, poetry, and visual art. Submissions are accepted in Portuguese, Spanish and/or English. If applicable, please ensure that your work follows MLA format. Since our publications go through a peer-review process, we ask all students to […]

A Featured Course for Spanish Program Students

A Featured Course for Spanish Program Students

  Upcoming for Fall/Winter 2020-2021… AP/SP 2200 6.0 Introduction to Spain's and Latin America's Greatest Writers! Taught by Professor Maria Figueredo Course description: This course offers a thematic, historical, and social survey of literature from the Spanish-speaking world, studying narrative, poetry, drama, and essays from the medieval period to the present. The basic tools and […]

Creation Sounds NEW book by Professor Maria Figueredo - now available in paperback

Creation Sounds NEW book by Professor Maria Figueredo - now available in paperback

NOW in paperback! This book considers the role of music in multi-mediated formats that privilege the performative elements of meaning production. By examining innovations by Latin American writers, the intertextual relationships between the historical weight of influential voices are juxtaposed with twenty-first-century acts of writing. The reception of texts mixes a plethora of voices, meta-histories […]

Día de Muertos - On October 28, 2019, an Ofrenda was assembled by the Spanish Program, led by Professor Shanna Lino and her students in Spanish 3000.

Día de Muertos - On October 28, 2019, an Ofrenda was assembled by the Spanish Program, led by Professor Shanna Lino and her students in Spanish 3000.

Día de Muertos Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an ancient Mexican tradition, usually observed on November 1, which honours the deceased in cheerful celebration. Typically, family and friends gather to remember those who have died in order to help support their spiritual journey. This holiday has been recognized as an example of […]

Community Conversation Cuba’s New Constitution: A Giant Step Forward

Community Conversation Cuba’s New Constitution: A Giant Step Forward

On July 6th, 2019, students from SP 3000 and SP2000 had the opportunity to join the Latin American community in Toronto and to participate in a Community Conversation event organized by Julio Fonseca and sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Faculty members, representatives […]

Literature and Music in Spanish America: Dialogues

Literature and Music in Spanish America: Dialogues

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Professor Maria Figueredo launched a series of workshops and lectures entitled “Literature and Music in Spanish America: Dialogues.” The series was a collaboration between Dr. Figueredo and her AP/SP 4650 (Music and Literature in Latin America) students, and was sponsored by the Spanish Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures […]

Spanish Program students visit the Art Gallery of York University

Spanish Program students visit the Art Gallery of York University

Beyond the Classroom In the Fall semester 2018, students from different levels in the Spanish Program visited the Art Galley of York University and experienced first-hand the art exhibit “Braided Roots / Trenzando Raices” by Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero. Felicia Adessi, a first-year student minoring in Spanish, wrote the following article for the Phoenix, the newspaper published by […]

Catherine Sawyer (Honours B.A. in Spanish 2018) and Professor Emiro Martínez-Osorio write prologue to new edition of Lo Amador.

Catherine Sawyer (Honours B.A. in Spanish 2018) and Professor Emiro Martínez-Osorio write prologue to new edition of Lo Amador.

Catherine Sawyer (Honours B.A. in Spanish 2018) and professor Emiro Martínez-Osorio wrote the prologue to the digital edition of Lo Amador included in the Biblioteca Básica de Cultura Colombiana by the Colombian National Library. Lo Amador is a collection of short stories by Roberto Burgos Cantor (1948 – 2018), winner of the José María Arguedas […]

The Spanish Program's Professor Michol Hoffman receives SSHRC funding

The Spanish Program's Professor Michol Hoffman receives SSHRC funding

Professor Michol Hoffman is among the twenty-six York U researchers to receive SSHRC funding. The $153,660.00 grant, awarded through the Insight Development Grants and Insight Grants Competition, will support York University research that improves the quality of life of Canadians and advances knowledge at the national and international levels. Prof. Hoffman leads a research team […]

Professor Maria Figueredo wins 2016 President's University-wide Teaching Awards (Full-Time Faculty Category)

Professor Maria Figueredo wins 2016 President's University-wide Teaching Awards (Full-Time Faculty Category)

This prestigious award is a well-deserved and important recognition of Maria's passion as a teacher and mentor. Her teaching strategies foster intellectual growth and challenge students to achieve a higher level of critical thought and analytical writing. In DLLL and at York University in general, Maria has spearheaded several co-curricular activities, including the arrangement of […]