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Latin American culture and history discussed in HASS Colloquium

Latin American culture and history will be the subject of the upcoming Penn State Berks Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Colloquium series, presented by Dr. Edwin Murillo, Assistant Professor of Spanish, and Dr. Kirk Shaffer, Associate Professor of Latin American Studies, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 1 p.m. in room 105, Franco Building. This event is free and open to the campus community, and light refreshments will be served.

In his presentation titled, “Anthropocentrism in Latin American Poetry,” Murillo will discuss poems from Latin American Modernismos to the Vanguardias. These poems represent the time period from the 1880s to the 1930s. In Murillo’s opinion, these poems should be included in the “Existentialism canon.”

In the presentation “Someone Has To Stop These People: Anarchist Resistance to Power and Authority in Latin America,” Shaffer will focus on anarchism in Latin America during two ages of globalization, which occurred during the 1890s through the 1920s and today.

The HASS Colloquium Series features informal presentations that serve as opportunities for faculty to share their research in a 15-minute presentation that welcomes dialogue, discussion, and questions.For more information on the HASS Colloquium Series, contact Holly Ryan, Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Writing Center, via e-mail at HLR14@psu.edu.

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