For release: December 9, 2008
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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.
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.
The University of Vienna
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.