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Two U of M Professors Present Literary Papers at Vienna Symposium
For release: December 9, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Two professors of Spanish at the University of Memphis recently delivered papers at the international symposium “Text, Context and Post-Text: Perspectives on the Literary Work of Luisa Valenzuela” held recently at the University of Vienna.

Fernando Burgos and Fatima Nogueira were two of the 25 scholars selected from around the world to make presentations.  Attendance at the symposium was by invitation only, based on the quality and significance of the contributions that scholars have made in their field.

“It was an honor for us to represent the University of Memphis as well as having the opportunity to share our research with other experts in the area of Latin America studies,” Burgos said. “Both papers were well received.”

Each of these papers ranks as one of the most significant contributions among the 20 papers that Nogueira has delivered and the more than 60 that Burgos has presented, considering the selection process and the prestige of the University of Vienna.  The University of Vienna, which has 72,000 students, is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in central Europe.
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Other universities represented at the symposium included the University of Düsseldorf, the University of Berlin, the University of Vienna, Quinnipiac University, the Università degli studi di Verona, the Université de Neuchâtel, Cambridge University, the University of Jerusalem, the Université de Toulouse le Mirail, Ryerson University, the University of Graz, Katholische Universität-Eichstätt-Ingolstädt, St. Mary’s University, Smith College, Sam Houston State University, the University of Northern Colorado, Texas State University and the University of Minnesota.

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