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17th annual John Howard Birss, Jr. Keynote Address

On March 1st 2017, the 17th annual John Howard Birss, Jr. Keynote Address in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez was held. The address, entitled “Violence and History in One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Politics of Magical Realism,” was be given by Professor Maria Helena Rueda, Chair/Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Smith College. The event was held in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center in the University Library.

Jennifer Murphy, Becky Spritz, Christine Fagan,Cheryl Stein (Rogers Free Library), Adam Braver, Professor Maria Helena Rueda, Lee Jackson, and Betsy Learned (Members of The Birss Committee not pictured: Meg Case and Ted Delaney)