Monthly Archives: September 2010

New Academic Year

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce that the Western Mediterranean Workshop is ready to kick off a new academic year with a great group of University of Chicago faculty and graduate student speakers, as well as distinguished invited presenters.

We will be posting further information on our schedule, presenters and papers to be read for our meetings on the workshop’s blog at Please check our webpage regularly for updates and materials.

A few changes: 1) Our meeting time has changed! This year our workshop will meet on alternate Wednesdays at 12:00 in Wieboldt Hall, Room 207.  We hope that this new day will be easier for most of your schedules.  2) The WMW now has a yearly topic. We have invited speakers to address an overall theme this year. The idea behind this change is to foster continuity and develop discussions across the various presentations.  Our topic this year, broadly conceived, is “Frontiers.”  3). Due to budgetary restrictions, we will unfortunately no longer be able to provide lunch, only light refreshments.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

We look forward to seeing you in the first meeting of our workshop on October 13th featuring Jesús Botello, PhD candidate at the Romance Languages Department, who will talk on “Cervantes, Phillip II, and the Dialectics of Power.”

Best wishes,

Ryan Giles, Faculty Co-Sponsor

Justin Steinberg, Faculty Co-Sponsor

Erika Tanács, Graduate Coordinator