Language Day Event

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
University Rooms, Markee Pioneer Student Center

The year 1616 is particularly significant for the world’s literature, because Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and William Shakespeare, regarded as the most important literary figures of the Spanish and English languages, died on the 22nd and 23rd of April. This coincidence is propitious to invite all faculty members from any discipline for whom Shakespeare or Cervantes have a special meaning, to join in a colloquium about these great authors that have come to symbolize their languages. The idea is to have an informal conversation about the historical moment in which these authors lived, their influence, and what they represent to the English and Spanish worlds. To participate you do not have to be an expert on these authors, but be passionate about them.

On April 22, at 10:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m., in the University Rooms in the Markee Pioneer Student Center, we are going to have a roundtable of professors from UW-Platteville from all disciplines who will hold a lively discussion and debate about the role that Cervantes and Shakespeare have played in changing western history, expanding and enriching human consciousness by language.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Beatriz Botero 608.342.1907 or before March 15, 2014.

From Noon to 2:00 p.m. we will explore the time of 1616 and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, a session that will be displayed through posters made by students in Dr. Botero's Spanish classes. Refreshments will be provided.

On April 23rd, in Ullsvik, the students will again display their posters by participating in the Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Symposium from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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