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Costumbrismo en Latinoamérica – Maida Watson
April 22, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Department of Romances Studies is pleased to announce the Lecture “Costumbrismo en Latinoamérica” (Literary Costumbrism in Latin America) to be given by Professor Maida Watson. The lecture will take place at 3pm on Friday, April 22, in Toy Lounge, Day Hall.
Dr. Maida Watson was the Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages l994-97 and 2002-2005 and is a Professor of Spanish in the College of Arts and Sciences. Since 2000 she has organized and coordinated every summer a workshop in Spain on Teaching Spanish for Business for college teachers in Avila, Spain. She has written and directed over $200,000 in grants involving the development of programs and curricula in Foreign Languages for special purposes in the fields of Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese. She has also received several Fulbright-Hays Grants, Grants from the American Philosophical Society and the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship. Dr. Watson has authored more than 33 articles published in journals and specialized magazines such as Revista Iberoamericana, The Bilingual Review/Press, Confluencia, The Adult Basic Education TESOL Handbook and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Dr. Watson has also published seven books/anthologies in the fields of 19th century Peruvian literature, Panamanian literature and Latin American theater. She is presently working on a book on women in 20th century Panamanian literature and is active in national organizations for Foreign Languages for Special Purposes.