New call for papers

This year Hispanic Culture Review (HCR) commemorates 20 years of publication! The academic magazine will publish original and unpublished pieces related to the celebration of Hispanic heritage. HCR features essays, brief narratives, visual art, and poetry in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit the Call for papers section of our blog.

Sociolinguistics talk at GMU

Dr. Virginia Zavala, Associate Professor of the Linguistics Program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, will present the talk “Racialization of the bilingual student in higher education: A case from the Peruvian Andes”. The event is going to take place on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. in SUB II, Room 5, at George Mason University (GMU). The activity, sponsored by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages and the Latin American Studies Program of GMU, is open to the public.
This talk analyzes how a specific type of pronunciation in the Peruvian Quechua-speaking context has been racialized and serves to legitimize discrimination toward students from rural areas. In turn, this discrimination leads to low academic performance and a university experience that is often traumatic. For more details about this talk, you can write to the following email: jleeman@gmu.edu.

Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize

Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa/ Photo: dadevoti

According to the official web site of the Nobel Prize, the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat”.