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Liliana María Cariseo

 
Past Secretary of the  Hispanic Studies Graduate Students Association

I was admitted to the M.A. in Hispanic Studies at Concordia University at the end of 2010, upon approval of a nine-credit qualifying program. My previous academic background and teaching experience in Argentina were in the fields of history and social science. As a history teacher, I specialized in the Hispanic culture and society of the Americas from the colonial period up to the twentieth century, having studied its rich and varied manifestations and multifaceted problems. My later studies in social science helped to broaden my field, providing me with a more complete panorama of society. In 2010, I received the Prix du Doyen in the Certificat d’études individualisées at the Université de Montréal. This certificate allowed me to enrich my knowledge of Spanish methodology, linguistics and literature, and to improve my French and English language skills. I also participated in the Training Workshop for Spanish Foreign Language Teachers of Quebec in 2009 and in the National Conference for Second Language Educators: Language without Borders in 2011. During the summer of the same year, I collaborated with Professor Lady Rojas Benavente on a project about Peruvian women writers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Finally, in the fall term of 2011, I worked as a Spanish instructor at Concordia University, which allowed me to apply the diverse teaching methodologies and techniques I had learned and to share the linguistic and cultural wealth of the Spanish language with my students. 

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My interests include twentieth-century Latin American literature and culture, foreign language pedagogy, and Spanish linguistics. The thesis research focuses on Argentine exile and emigration in the last decades of the twentieth century and their representation in the theatre produced following the Argentine dictatorship (1976-1983) and economic crisis. I am particularly interested in the dilemmas of nostalgia vs. the impossibility of returning, loss of identity vs. belonging, betrayal vs. loyalty, and the idealization of the lost nation and the past.
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View an essay by Cariseo:_"Las dicotomías espaciales en La multitud errante: el contraste entre violencia y solidaridad"