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Voro’pi: Art and Education In between Worlds

Gilman 479 With Naine Terena, Gustavo Caboco, and Jamille Pinheiro Dias. Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Portuguese Program, and Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies. Voro'pi is an educational initiative that approaches the arts as a way to galvanize counter-histories, fight structural inequality, and learn about protagonists from different contexts. […]

Blood Novels: Gender, Caste, and Race in Spanish Realism

Presenter: Julia Chang, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Cornell University, will be joining us to discuss her award-winning book, Blood Novels: Gender, Caste, and Race in Spanish Realism (U Toronto P, 2022). In addition to her work on Spanish realism, Julia also works on feminism, disability studies, colonialism, and the Philippines. The poster for the talk is […]

Beyond the Theologico-Political: Hannah Arendt and the Principle of Beginning

Presenter: Facundo Vega, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez  Description: What can and should be the promise of politics today? How does politics begin anew? In his talk, political philosopher Facundo Vega examines the strengths and limitations of Hannah Arendt’s account of “beginnings”. Vega shows how Arendt’s reflections on “the beginning” attempt to avoid theories of pure spontaneity, great-event history, and historical […]

The African Heritage of Latinx and Caribbean Literature

Prof. SARAH M. QUESADA, Duke University
Friday, October 27, 4pm
Gilman 476


Sarah M. Quesada’s book illustrates a “Latin-African” history: an untold story that challenges dominant narratives in world literature and transatlantic studies that ignore Africa's impact in broader Latin American culture. A book that defies the separation of fields according to colonial languages, Quesada shows how themes such as the 19th century Belgian “scramble for the Congo,” the decolonizing war in Angola, and the neoliberal turn in Nigeria are embedded in some of the most noted authors of Latin American decent in the last fifty years. This is also the first book-length project to address the African colonial and imperial inheritance of Latinx literature.

Environmental Humanities Research Initiative Autumn Panel

Gilman 108

Visualizing Human and Ecological Loss in Latin America (Gisela Heffes, Modern Languages and Literatures) Beeing and Time: Toward a Literary Entomology (Christiane Frey, Modern Languages and Literatures) Modified: Colonial Limits and Plant Life Relations in Transgenics Research (Nicole Labruto, Program in Medicine, Science, and the Humanities; Anthropology) Organized and Moderated by: Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei, Modern Languages […]

Voices from Mozambique

The Program in Spanish and Portuguese and in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies Present VOICES FROM MOZAMBIQUE: NOVELIST PAULINA CHIZIANE AND SAXOPHONIST MOREIRA CHONGUIÇA February 26, Monday, 10am to Noon HODSON 313The Program in Spanish and Portuguese and in Latin American, Caribbean, and LatinxStudies invite you to participate in a session to discuss Paulina […]

Thinking from the Hole: Latinidad on the Edge

Please join us for Maia Gil’Adí's job talk on Wednesday, March 13th, in Gilman 479 at 5pm. “Thinking from the Hole: Latinidad on the Edge”  Drawing on her current book project, Maia Gil’Adí examines representations of violence—from the sweeping scale of global imperialism to the close intimacy of domestic violence—in Latinx literature. Putting portrayals of destruction and […]

Sounds Matters in Brazilian Concrete Poetry

Popcretos, 1964-1966: Sound Matters in Brazilian Concrete Poetry Marcelo Nogueira (The Johns Hopkins University) March 27, 5:00 pm Gilman Hall 479 The lecture investigates the dynamic relationship between sound and visual elements in Brazilian concrete poetry, drawing on sonic and literary theory. Emerging in the mid-1950s, concrete poetry marks a pivotal moment in the constructivist […]