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News Release (March 21, 1966)


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News Release (March 21, 1966)
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New College News Release, For Release: Mar. 21-66
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/ COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: A Spanish-born educator who teaches both language and literature will be the fourth speaker in the New College New Perspectives lecture series Thursday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in College Hall. Dr. Juan Lopez-Morillas, professor of Spanish and comparative literature at Brown University, will give a talk titled, "Utopia and Anti-Utopia in the Modern Novel." The New Perspectives Series brings to the campus for public lectures a series of distinguished educators offering contemporary views of areas of general interest. This year's lectures deal with the humanities, including literature, drama, and philosophy. Dr. Lopez-Morillas is a native of Jaen, Spain, and holds degrees in Letters and Law from the University of Madrid. He came to the United States in 1935. In 1936 he entered the State University of Iowa where he served as assistant, instructor and assistant professor of romance languages. He was awarded the Ph.D. in 1940 from Iowa. He went to Brown in 1943 as assistant professor of Spanish. He was promoted to associate professor in 1947 and to professor in 1951. Since 1960 he has been chairman of the Department of Spanish and Italian; since 1961 chairman of the Committee on Comparative Literatures and since 1963 chairman of the University's Council for Languages and Literatures. -more-


DR. JUAN LOPEZ-MORILLAS Page 2 In 1947 and 1959 he was a visiting lecturer of Spanish literature at Harvard. He was visiting associate professor of Spanish at the University of Southern California in the summer of 1948, visiting professor of Spanish at Duke University in the summer of 1955, and visiting professor of Spanish literature at the Middlebury Spanish School in the summer of 1961. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1950-51 to undertake studies on the intellectual history of 19th century Spain, a project which was further supported by a second Guggenhein1 Fellowship in 1957-58. His studies on Spanish literary and intellectual history have also been aided by the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Faculty Research Fund. He is the author of several books and of many articles, essays, and reviews on Spanish intellectual history, contemporary Spanish literature, and comparative literature. He is a member of the Modern Language Association of America, the American Association of University Professors, and the International Association of Hispanists. In the spring of 1965 he gave a series of lectures in British universities (Oxford, Cambridge, London King's College, Southampton, Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff, and Sheffield). In August 1965 he was elected a vice president of the International Association of Hispanists at the II Congress of the Association held in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). He was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 1966-67. In December 1965 Brown University appointed him Alumni-Alumnae University Professor. Reservations for the lecture may be made by calling the college, 355-7131, Extension 22. Admission is $3.50 and the public is welcome. #

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