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Spanish professor’s Feb. 7 talk to kick off research colloquia

Posted January 29, 2007

Idaho State University assistant professor of Spanish Dr. Cathleen Tarp will present the research colloquium “From 1495 – 1556: Flores Times Five” at noon Feb. 7 in the Clearwater Room of the Pond Student Union Building. Tarp’s presentation is part of an ISU Retrospective of Research Colloquia series that will showcase the work done by ISU faculty using internal research grants from the ISU Office of Research.

Each year the Office of Research awards more than $200,000 Faculty Research Committee, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Committee, and University Research Committee awards to faculty for research projects.

Tarp’s presentation focuses on Juan de Flores’s “1495 Spanish Grisel y Mirabella”  as it survives in the anonymous, four language – Spanish, French, English, and Italian – 1556 Antwerp translation,  “Aurelio et Isabelle.” A comparison of the texts reveals that the translation had a profound impact upon the text with respect to its theme, narrative structure, and development of its characters.

For more information on this and other upcoming research lectures, contact the Office of Research, (208) 282-2714.