El conversatorio with guest speaker John Trevathan

Virtual Event Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 5:30pm

The arts, languages and philosophy department invites the Spanish-speaking community at S&T to participate in the next El conversatorio event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. via Zoom.

Guest speaker John Trevathan will present "La Costa de la Muerte: el hundimiento del Prestige" or "The Death Coast of Spain: The Sinking of the Prestige." 

John Trevathan is an assistant teaching professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He specializes in modern and contemporary Iberian literatures and cultures with particular interests in the environmental humanities and Iberian studies. Dr. Trevathan recently contributed an essay on Nunca Máis and the Prestige oil spill to the collected volume Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates (Hispanic Issues, Vanderbilt University Press). His article, “Submergence” lays out a framework for transatlantic ecocriticism, focusing in particular on hydroelectric dams, islands and archipelagoes, and his book Beyond the Niche: Ecological Cultural Production in the Iberian Peninsula explores the array of roles that nature and ecology play in both buttressing and unsettling fixed notions of cultural and national identity. 

El conversatorio is a one-hour informal virtual talk in which guest speakers from different areas of the Spanish-speaking world share their thoughts on current events and issues. After a presentation of 15-20 minutes and a question-and-answer session, participants will have an opportunity to interact with each other and practice their Spanish. 

The fall 2021 series of El conversatorio will take place once a month. A Zoom link and password will be provided and all meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Dr. M. Emilia Barbosa at ebarbosa@mst.edu.

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Arts, Entertainment and Culture, Meetings, Lectures and Conferences


College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, Arts, Languages, and Philosophy



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Dr. M. Emilia Barbosa

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