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Reflections: Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department Lecture Series  

Professor lectures to a classroom of studentsThe Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department Spring 2019 Lecture Series will present the following lectures in the LLC Global Learning Center, Fahy 202. All events will run from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, February 20th
Cinema of Resistance: Cosmopolitanism in Pre-Revolutionary Cinema of Iran
Dr. Golbarg Rekabtalaei, Seton Hall University

This talk explores the cinematic developments of Iran prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Followed by: Advice from Seton Hall Fulbright semi-finalists (1:45-2:30 p.m.) Seton Hall semi-finalists Anthony Tokarz and Santiago Losada will explain the Fulbright application process.

Thursday, March 7th:>
An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States*+
Dr. Rosina Lozano, Princeton University

Power, identity, and citizenship in the United States and the place of the Spanish language in the 19th century.

Tuesday, March 26th:
Afrancesados and majos in Madrid in Francisco de Goya's Paintings+
José Ángel Mañas, award-winning novelist. 
19th Century Madrid and the political and aesthetic aspects of the work of painter Francisco Goya.

Wednesday, April 10th:
Thirteen Ways of Crossing the Piazza: Cinema and Poetry as Counterpaths to Encountering and Desiring Rome+
Dr. Pellegrino D'Acierno, Hofstra University.
Dr. D'Acierno's presents two works on cultural, spatial, and political encounters with the Eternal City.

Followed by: Fellowship Information and Writing Advice (1:45-2:30 p.m.).

Wednesday, April 17th:
Memento Mori: Literature and Painting in Laforet's Nada
Dr. Victoria Rivera Cordero, Seton Hall University

Pictorial techniques in Carmen Laforet's first novel as compared to Golden Age still life and other paintings.

Should you need further information, please contact:
Dr. Youssef Yacoubi ( or Dr. Matthew Escobar (

Co-sponsored by Latin American and Latino/a Studies, J.A. Unanue Latino Institute and Office of International Programs
*co-sponsored by the Department of History.
+ co-sponsored by the Distinguished Speakers Fund.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Youssef Yacoubi
  • (973) 275-2720