April 19, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The third annual Symposium on Transatlantic Visions will take place in the Alumni House at Amherst College on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27, 28 and 29. Titled “Luso-Hispanic Voices: Nation, Language and Identity,” the symposium will feature three keynote addresses that will be free and open to the public.

Ilán Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor at Amherst College, will speak on “Nebrija’s Children” at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27.

Barbara Simerka, professor of Hispanic studies at Queens College, will speak on “Distant Refractions: Don Quijote and Postmodern Cinema” at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.

Onésimo T. Almeida, senior lecturer in Portuguese and Brazilian studies at Brown University, will speak on “Language, a Window into the World of Identity” at 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.

The Symposium on Transatlantic Visions is sponsored by España, Cooperación Cultural Exterior; the Amherst College Department of Spanish; Citizens Bank of Amherst; the Mount Holyoke College Department of Spanish; the Smith College Department of Spanish; The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Spanish and Portuguese Program, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the office of the Dean of the Graduate School.

See the complete schedule.