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Chair: Scott Kimbrough.

Jacksonville University. College of Arts and Sciences. Division of Humanities. 2800 University Blvd N. Jacksonville, Florida, 32211

Board: Douglas Hazzard, Therese Vitrant O’Connell, María Gonzalez, Jorge Majfud

Production, edition, & publishing:

Jorge Majfud

Council Building 146

Tel 904-256-7929

English proofreading: Writing Center


Rosa Gyuris, Gabrielle Hickman, Timothy Gallaher, Ed McCourt. Alexa Ballard, Christopher Gabriel, Jizzyan Gesualdo, Lissette Minehart, Jabnel Santos, Jesus Soto, Gabriela Roman, javier medina bernal, claudia amengual, and Agustín Díaz Pacheco.

Photos: Christina Kelso, Editor, & Morguefile

Printer: Peggy Rickey, JU Duplication Office.

The views of authors as presented in their articles do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Latinoture editorial staff.


Article Reviews:                         4

Scholarships:                          6

Brief Meditation on Language:                         7

Courses 2014:                          8

What good is another language?                 9

Mesa Latina:                         10

Estudiante del año                        14

Thomas Jefferson on Languages:             16

Don Quixote                             17

Letter From Jefferson:                                    18

Carta de Jefferson:                           20

Cine Latinoamericano:                        24

Gramática comparada:                        26

Alexa Ballard:                        28

Christopher Gabriel:                       30

Jizzian Gesualdo:                        32

Lissette Matos:                         34

Palabras:                                     35

Jabnel Santos:                         36

Jesus Soto:                         38

La comida puertorriqueña:                     40

El revólver:                         41

Che Guevara:                         42

Religion in Cuba:                                    44

Javier Medina Bernal:                         50

Desdistancias:                         54

What Good Is Culture?:                        56


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Douglas M. Hazzard.

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Associate Professor of Spanish; B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Duke University. Tel 904-256-7100

Therese Vitrant O’Connell

Professor of French & German; Licence es Lettres, Maitrise, Doctorat de 3e cycle, University of Lille III, France. Tel 904-256-7103

Jorge Majfud

Assistant Professor of Spanish; Portuguese. Architect, Universidad de la República del Uruguay; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia. E-mail: . Tel 904-256-7929   ​

María de los Ángeles González

Instructor of Spanish; B.A., Catholic University of Puerto Rico; M.A., Universidad de Salamanca. E-mail: . Tel 904-256-7383

Mary Johnson

Adjunct Instructor of French. B.A. Dartmouth College. M.A.T. French, Jacksonville University. Tel 904 646 0170 

Jessica Lee

Secretary. Tel. 904-256-7102. e-mail:

Contact Chair for the Division of Humanities:

Scott Kimbrough, Chair. B.A., Southwestern University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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