ESP Biography


Major: Public Policy

College/Employer: University of Chicago

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Past Classes

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H5330: Lost in Translation: Poetry, Language, and Meaning in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
We will use this class to explore the way meaning and language interact by looking at two different translations of a poem from Pablo Neruda's "Veinte Poemas de Amor y Una Canción Desesperada". If this sounds intimidating, don't worry! This class is open to people of all levels of experience with spanish, poetry, and the ideas we're going to discuss. If you've ever been confused when your english teacher asked you what an author "meant", or frustrated when trying to understand something written in another language, or annoyed at poetry with all of its double (or triple!) meanings, this class is for you.

H4190: Lost in Translation in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
in this class we will examine a poem from poet Pablo Neruda's book, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada", starting with the original spanish and then looking at several english translations. By comparing the translations and the original, we will attempt to answer the question, what really is lost in translation?

H4234: What is a "food desert"? in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Come and learn about one of the biggest reasons for the health problems in urban areas-- food deserts. We'll talk about what these areas are, how they develop, the problems they cause, and what we can do to fix them.