La puerta abierta (Marina Seresesky, Spain): Rosa is a prostitute who inherited the profession from her mother, Antonia. Antonia now believes she is the famous actress and singer Sara Montiel, making Rosa’s life extremely difficult. Rosa does not know how to be happy, or something keeps her from achieving happiness. The arrival of an unexpected new member to her absurd and awkward family will provide her with a new opportunity to give happiness another chance. Watch the trailer here.
Que horas ela volta? (Anna Muylaert, Brazil): The longtime housekeeper for a wealthy Ṣão Paulo family, Val is committed to loyalty and respect. But her values, and the dynamic of the whole household, are challenged when her teenage daughter visits in this astute, socially-conscious comedy. Watch the trailer here.
SIPFilmFest 2017: FEMALE VOICES FROM THE SOUTH (9/21 - 9/24)
Over the last 3 years, Alessandro Questa (PhD candidate, Anthropology and Mellon Indigenous Arts Fellow) has served as a witness and mediator between Masewal people and Mexican federal authorities during the process of restoration, protection, and reevaluation of certain local Indigenous documents from the 17th century. His experience navigating between different regimes of value and systems of knowledge led him to ask "what is a document and what can it do?"
Recent graduates Marc Blatt (CLAS 2017) and Sabhi Singh (CLAS 2017), both Jefferson Scholars and Spanish majors, spent their final year at UVa determining how to give back to the community and improve the world around them.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 30, from 3-5 pm in the North Oval Room of the Rotunda. Melissa June Frost will defend her dissertation, "Herbs that Madden, Herbs that Cure: A History of Hallucinogenic Plant Use in Colonial Mexico."
All PhD defenses are open to the public.
Come support your colleague!
The department ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will be in the Culbreth Theatre (the Drama Building) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.
The ceremony will be in this location regardless of the weather.
Tickets are required to enter the theatre and the number of tickets each graduate will receive will be determined in early March, 2017.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 10, from 5-7 pm in Brooks Hall Commons (Anthropology Dept., 1st floor) to celebrate the end of the academic year and the launch of DH@UVa.
Meet colleagues in other fields, and enjoy a respite from grading and other end-of-semester stresses. Dinner, tea, beer, and wine will be provided by Pearl Island Catering.
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Library.
Please join us in congratulating Savannah Artusi, Kate Eagen, and Lisa Trinh, this year's recipients of the Marie M. Giuliano Award and the Virginia Louis Garth Scholarship!
Please join us on Friday, May 5, at 2 pm in Hotel A (Center for Global Inquiry & Innovation) for a public lecture by David Singerman, Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, Visiting Scholar.
The talk, '"En la producción azucarera todo está metrificado': Sugar, Knowledge, and The History of Capitalism,” will be followed by a reception.
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This semester, we have witnessed ecological disasters throughout the Americas. If you want to help the people of Mexico and Puerto Rico recover from the recent earthquake and hurricanes, the... Read»