LACUSL Speaker Series: “The Poetry of Margara Russotto: A Trilingual Reading and Conversation”

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
3:00 pm, AGSL, Golda Meir Library (3rd floor)
Dr. Margara Russotto, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
“The Poetry of Margara Russotto: A Trilingual Reading and Conversation” (In English, Spanish and Portuguese)

Born in Italy, Margara Russotto is a Venezuelan scholar, poet, and translator, who holds a PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the University of São Paulo in Brazil. She has translated poetry and essays by Brazilian and Italian writers, including Cecília Meireles, Oswald de Andrade, Claudio Magris, and Giuseppe Ungaretti. Russotto has also published many books of poetry, as well as several volumes of criticism on contemporary Latin American and Brazilian authors. She currently teaches courses in poetry, creative writing, and women writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Free and open to the public
For more information, contact César Ferreira ( and Sarah Davies-Córdova (

About our Speaker Series

This year’s LACUSL Speaker Series honors Professor Howard Handelman’s (UWM professor 1970-2006) lifelong contributions to learning and promoting the study of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The LACUSL Speaker Series brings together scholars, professionals, and students working in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies to discuss research, teaching, culture, current events, and other topics of interest to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Speaker Series is interdisciplinary, and draws on the expertise of faculty and graduate students in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the professional schools. All events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the major in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latin@ Studies