April 18, 2013

Martha García organized and was awarded a conference grant by the Cervantes Society of America for the Seventh Florida Cervantes Symposium which took place for the second year in a row at UCF on April 6th and 7th of 2013. The College of Arts & Humanities Dean’s Office, the Estate of Janis Lorraine Academic Excellence Endowment, and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures contributed as well to the success of this event. The Keynote Speaker Edward H. Friedman is the Chancellor’s Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Last year, Martha García organized the Sixth Florida Cervantes Symposium which took place on April 7th of 2012 and the keynote speaker Rogelio Miñana is Professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.