“En Obra” to feature language, literature, culture projects

The UI Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Organization will host its second annual interdisciplinary colloquium, “En Obra/Under Construction,” from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at University Capitol Centre (UCC).

The free, public event will showcase 20 to 25 graduate students’ creative writing and academic papers dealing with aspects of Hispanic or Luso-Brazilian languages, literatures, or cultures. Frank Salomon, the John V. Murra Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver the keynote address, “The Farther Shores of Literacy: New World Ethnography and the Question of What Writing Is,” at 4 p.m. in room 2390 of UCC.

For more information on Salomon, visit www.anthropology.wisc.edu/people_salomon.php.

Contact Christie Hopkins of the UI Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Organization at studorg-spgo@uiowa.edu for additional information on the event.