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Nov. 6, 2003

Scholar Of Argentine Literature To Speak At UI Nov. 13

One of the foremost scholars of Argentine literature and culture will visit the University of Iowa Thursday, Nov. 13, to speak on "Joyce in Buenos Aires (Talking Sexuality through Translation.)" Francine Masiello, professor of Spanish and comparative literature at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in room 315 Phillips Hall.

Masiello has written extensively on Spanish-American literature, especially on the literary trends of the 19th and 20th centuries, gender issues and women writers. She has taught at Berkeley since 1977 and has won numerous honors, including the Social Science Research Council Senior Fellowship, the University of California President's Research Award, the 1993 first prize of the Modern Language Association for best book on Latin American culture, the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship and two University of California teaching innovation awards.

Her publications include: "Between Civilization and Barbarism: Women, Nation and Literary Culture in Modern Argentina" (University of Nebraska Press, 1992); "The Art of Transition: Latin American Culture and Neoliberal Crisis" (Duke University Press, 2001); and "La mujer y el espacio publico: el periodismo femenino en la Argentina del Siglo XIX" (Feminaria Editora, 1994). She has also edited a collection of the writings of Juana Manuela Gorriti for Oxford University Press.

Her visit is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Latin American Studies Program.

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