Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spanish Civil War topic of library talk

NEW HAVEN - The public is invited to a discussion with historian Frank DeFina, who will present a talk, "The Wound in the Heart: American Neutrality in the Spanish Civil War 1936-39," at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.
DeFina will explore the effect of America's neutrality in the Spanish Civil War on events leading to World War II, the library said.
DeFina has hada varied academic, professional and personal life studying, teaching and traveling in many countries. He earned a bachelor's degree in Education & English from SUNY, a Master's in history from the University of New Mexico, and a doctorate in Spanish-American History from the University of Madrid.
DeFina has taught at all levels here and abroad and served as Study Abroad Director in Seville and Madrid for various American universities and studied and taught at the universities of Madrid, Granda, and Seville, where he was a Fulbright Lecturer.
He also taught English and American Studies at various Chinese universities in Shangahi, Nanjing, Chengdu, and Tianjin. Currently an adjunct professor at Gateway Community College, DeFina is an avid reader and traveler, especially to Spain, whose history and culture continue to intrigue him.
Please register to attend at or call the library at (203) 946-8835.

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