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SPANISH AND HISPANIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT NEWS

Cuban Writer Yáñez Joins HWS TONIGHT

Award-winning Cuban writer Mirta Yáñez will read from her work on Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more than four decades, Yáñez has been a distinguished participant in Cuban literary cultural and academic scenes. She has won numerous awards for literature and, on four occasions, received the prestigious Critics' Prize in Cuba. The reading will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting S...  More >>

 

Vanity Fair Features Alums’ Company

Hand in Hand, a company founded by Bill Glaab '06 and Courtney Apple '08, was recently featured in Vanity Fair. The article notes the company is "leading the charge to change the world, one bar of soap at a time." For every bar of soap purchased from Hand in Hand, a bar of soap and a month's worth of clean water is donated to a child in a developing nation. "As of today, they have provided more t...  More >>

 

Farnsworth Edits Anthology, Publishes Chapter

Recently tenured Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, May Farnsworth, published two pieces of scholarship on women in Latin American theatre history. Escrito por mujeres II (Latin American Theatre Review Press), which Farnsworth co-edited with Brenda Werth from American University and Camilla Stevens from Rutgers University, is a collection of works by female playwrights in Latin America fr...  More >>

 

Traub’14, Bike Trek Featured

Wes Traub '14 was recently featured in the Finger Lakes Times for taking an approximately 80-mile bike trek around Seneca Lake prior to graduation. "I've done a lot of rides around the area, and two days ago I biked around Seneca Lake," Traub said. "I biked in Minnesota where I grew up, but this area is incredible for biking." The article also explains how the Minnesota native decided to attend c...  More >>

 

Villacorta Publishes First Novel

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies Carlos Villacorta, a native of Peru, has had his first novel, "Alicia, esto es el capitalismo," published in Peru. In an interview with the Ploughshares Literary Magazine, Villacorta explained he "tried to depict a particular moment in Peru: the nineties during Fujimori's dictatorship. Especially 1996 and 1997 when Fujimori consolidated...  More >>