The University of Iowa

Experts discuss ‘The Americas Transformed’ at UI March 1

February 23rd, 2012

 The Legacies of the 1960s

Two visiting faculty members will give presentations as part of a Latin American Studies Program (LASP) panel discussion, titled “The Americas Transformed: The Legacies of the 1960s.” This event will take place Thursday, March 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. It is free and open to the public.

Deborah N. Cohn will speak on “Latin America and Its Literature in the U.S. University after the Cuban Revolution.” She is an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese and American Studies, and director of American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

Sophia A. McClennen will speak on “Neoliberalism and the New Argentine Cinema.” She is a professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where she also directs the Center for Global Studies, Latin American Studies, and the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature.

This event is organized by Professors Claire Fox and Kathleen Newman and is sponsored by LASP in UI International Programs and the Department of English, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Claire F. Fox at or 319-335-0454.