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March 27, 2003

Latin American culture, literature expert to keynote annual BSC symposium

Dr. Charles A. Perrone, professor of Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian culture and literature at the University of Florida, will speak at Birmingham-Southern College's 11th Annual Latin American Studies Symposium April 4-5.

Perrone will address a public luncheon Friday, April 4, at noon in the college's Norton Campus Center Bruno Great Hall on the topic “Beholding a ‘Towering Giant': Culture, Civilization, and Hemispheric Links in Latin America's Largest Nation.” All other symposium sessions, conducted in both English and Spanish, will take place in the Harbert Auditorium and Stephens Conference Center on campus.

The interdisciplinary two-day conference will showcase original research by undergraduate students from 23 colleges and universities, and will include an exhibit of artwork by Escuela de Artes Plásticas of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The symposium was established at Birmingham-Southern in 1992 to increase awareness of Latin America and to foster undergraduate research in the area.

For the cost of the luncheon and other event details, contact Dr. Barbara Domcekova, BSC assistant professor of Spanish, at 226-4975.



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