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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 […]