Guest Speaker Events

Dr. Gorica Majstorovic: Humanities, Hispanism, and The Dream of America in Alfonso Reyes

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Gorica Majstoroiv

Alfonso Reyes (1889-1959) wrote “Notas sobre la inteligencia americana” (1936) and Ultima Tule (1942) to interrogate standard notions of universal humanism, and advocated—among other ideas—an American utopia, while fully acknowledging coloniality as the central problem of modernity. Drawing from Reyes’ “Visión de Anáhuac” and its evocation of the ancient city of Tenochtitlan Mexico, this talk sets into conversation Reyes’s subsequent  Read more

Reframing Bilingual Experiences Through the Formal Study of Bilingualism

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

Amalia Llombart-Huesca, Phd.D.

Amàlia Llombart-Huesca, Ph.D., Cal Poly Pomona will present some key findings that recent research has revealed about the cognitive, emotional, academic, and social advantages of being bilingual.

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