FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2003
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
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.