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"The Ghost of You" by Margarita Saona: Release Date 03/2023

Margarita Saona’s sparse, clinically precise yet mysterious prose casts a spell upon her readers. Nothing says post-anthropocentric like Saona’s stories. Her characters, resisting gender and other labels inhabit cities that while existing in…

Congratulations to Liliana E. Sánchez

Join LCSL in congratulating, Liliana E. Sánchez, UIC professor of Hispanic and Italian studies, is quoted in a National Geographic article on the revitalization of the Garifuna language in Central America.

Congratulations to the Institute for the Humanities Fellows!

Please join us in congratulating both Margarita Saona and Keith Budner have been named recipients of the Institute for the Humanities Fellowships for the forthcoming academic year. This is an extraordinary achievement for…

Congratulations to Anna Torres Alma!

Congratulations to our very own graduate student, Anna Torres Mallma, who has recently published an article titled “Recordar el futuro a través de la caminata distópica en la novela Jinete a pie de…

Italian program continues to receive recognition

We are happy to announce that once again the Italian program received considerable external funding, namely: 24,000 euros ($27,000) from the Italian ministry of Foreign Affairs,  as a “tangible sign of attention” of…

Saona nominated for 2021 Luces Award

Margarita Saona’s book of short fiction, La ciudad en que no estás (Lima, 2021), has been nominated for the 2021 Luces Award in the short story category. This award is sponsored by El…

Two awarded Provost’s Graduate Research Award

Lidia Aguilera Lora and Megan Marshall, both PhD students in Hispanic Linguistics, have been awarded the Provost’s Graduate Research Award. This annual “seed funding” competition helps students to develop stronger applications for funding…