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Mar 14, 2013
  This past weekend Professor Ruffinelli collaborated with other distinguished filmmakers to judge 17 different Latin American documentaries at the International Film Festival in Guadalajara.  When asked about his overall opinions of the films he mentioned that they brought him “visual, aesthetic, intellectual [and] artistic” pleasures through various forms of narration and themes. Overall he believed that the documentary has now “regained intellectual and artistic spaces” and that the matter of “cinematic truth” revolved around a...
Mar 14, 2013
  Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures Jorge Ruffinelli will travel to Brazil next week to inaugurate the Glauber Rocha Professorship of Latin American Cinema at the Universidad Federal de Integración Latinoamericana in Paraná. The event will pay homage to one of the largest proponents of the Cinema Novo movement in Latin America, Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha. His most acclaimed works, all of which have either been screened or won awards at the Cannes Film Festival,include Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol, A Grande Cidade, and Terra em Transe....
Sep 22, 2012
The Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures announces a new undergraduate major in Spanish!  For more information please contact Professor Lisa Surwillo, Chair of Undergraduate Studies in ILAC (
Aug 23, 2012
Marília Librandi-Rocha, Assistant Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, was interviewed by the Brazilian television station Univesp TV. The discussion, conducted in Portuguese, examines differences between higher education in Brazil and the United States. 
Aug 03, 2012
Jorge Ruffinelli, Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, is interviewed in the Spanish newspaper El Cultural. The occasion for this article, entitled "García Márquez o el secreto del relato," is the publication of the new edition of stories by Gabriel García Márquez.Link:
Jun 21, 2012
Crossings is the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages annual publication highlighting the Division's graduates.  Included in this year's Crossings publication are personal essays from many of the DLCL graduates, as well as an update from the Division Chair and an update on the DLCL Research Unit.  You can download a .pdf of this years Crossings by clicking on the link below. As always, thank you to our donors.