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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: March 23, 2000

Hispanic Literature
Highlighted at Symposium

International and national scholars will share their ideas about Hispanic literature at California State University, Sacramento's upcoming symposium "The Short Narrative in the Hispanic World."

The free event will be Friday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most of the plenary lectures and panel presentations will be in Spanish, though some will be in English.

Up to 40 speakers will be on hand throughout each day of the convention. Presenters will be professors and graduate students from CSUS and other universities, including the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands; Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico, Xochimilco; University of Basque Country, Barcelona, Spain; and Harvard University.

Subjects set for discussion include Latin American short stories in the 20th century and the future of Hispanic literature.

A detailed schedule is available on the Web at

For more information or free campus parking contact CSUS professor Mariela S. Howard at (916) 278-5511. Media information is available by calling the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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