Join us for the inaugural Hispanic Film Festival on the UT campus featuring independent, award-winning Spanish films (with English subtitles) and introductory talks by UT professors.
Birds of Passage
(Pájaros de Verano)
(Todos se Van)
Spain in Crisis: A Collective Response(15M.cc)
Pictures courtesy of Pragda. The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN Arts & Culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain. Warning: Films may contain adult content and some degree of violence.
Luis C. Cano is a Professor of Spanish and Associate Head of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Cano received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999. He specializes in contemporary Latin American Literatures, with an emphasis on popular genres such as science fiction, detective fiction and the fantastic. His latest book Los espíritus de la ciencia ficción [The Spirits of Science Fiction] examines the development of Latin American science fiction form the mid-19th century until the early days of Modernismo via an in-depth discussion of the first three science fiction novels published in Spanish America: Viaje maravilloso del señor Nic-Nac al planeta Marte [The Marvelous Journey of Mr. Nic-Nac] by Argentinian writer Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg, Desde Júpiter [From Jupiter] by the Chilean Francisco Miralles, and Querens by Pedro Castera from Mexico.
Dawn Duke is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. She is one of the administrators of the Africana Studies Program and faculty in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. Her graduate studies were completed at UNICAMP, the University of Guyana, and the University of Pittsburgh where she completed her PhD in 2003. Her research focuses on Afro-Latin American Literature with a special interest in women's writings. Her book, Literary Passion, Ideological Commitment: Toward a Legacy of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian Women Writers (2008) proposes a tradition of Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Brazilian women's writings initiated primarily during the nineteenth century and continuing with ever-increasing success into the twenty-first century. In 2016 she published A escritora afro-brasileira: ativismo e arte literária, (Nandyala Press), an edited volume of interviews, essays and literature by Brazilian women writers.
Mia Romano is a Lecturer of Spanish and Course Manager for First-Year Hybrid Spanish 123/150. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Spanish, English, and Art at Wagner College in New York and then completed a Master’s Program in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures through New York University in Madrid. She then attended Rutgers University in New Jersey and completed her PhD in 2015, entitled “Excessive Femininity as Resistance in 20th and 21st Century Mexican Narrative and Visual Art”. Mia has been teaching Spanish grammar, conversation, composition, and literature since 2008. She was a TA at Rutgers for four years, an Assistant Instructor at Rutgers Newark for a year, and taught for three years at Bard High School Early College in Newark. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.
Associate Professor of German Professor Magilow received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in German from Princeton University. Before coming to UT, he was the 2005-2006 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Dr. Magilow’s research interests include Holocaust Studies, Weimar Germany, and the History of Photography. He is the author, editor, and translator of several books, including The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany (The Pennylvania State University Press, 2012), Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Culture and Cinema (co-edited with Elizabeth Bridges and Kristin T. Vander Lugt, Continuum Books, 2011) and In Her Father’s Eyes: A Childhood Extinguished by the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Dr. Magilow has received several awards and grants for his work, notably a DAAD Research Grant in 1999-2000, a teaching award from the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, multiple grants from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a “Best Article of the Year” Award from the American Association of Teachers of German, and in 2009, The University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Award for Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement.
Betsabé Navarro is a lecturer of Spanish and Course Manager for First-Year Spanish. She earned her Master’s degree on Pedagogy of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, 2009) and completed her Ph.D. in English Studies (Intellectual History, Literature and Cultural Studies) at the University of Santiago de Compostela (2015). In her thesis, she analyzed critical left-wing movements to 21st century European governments. She holds a Certificate in Training for teachers of Spanish as foreign language issued by the Instituto Cervantes (2007). She also works as a freelance teacher trainer giving talks and courses for Spanish language teachers on pedagogical techniques for the classroom. She promotes creative educational initiatives such as the making and editing of documentary films with students, and she directed a campus-wide theatre production of four plays in Spanish at the University of Mississippi (2017). She is also an Associate Researcher at the Lindisfarne Research Group (University of Almería, Spain), her publications focus on Second Language Acquisition, and both Hispanic and English Literature and Cultural Studies.
For more information, contact Dr. Betsabé Navarro, organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.