Feb 17

Sharon Feldman: The Story of Àngel Guimerà in America

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages

invites you to attend

“From Barcelona to Broadway and the Silver Screen: The Story of Àngel Guimerà in America”

A lecture by

Sharon Feldman, University of Richmond

Sharon G. Feldman is Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies in the Department of Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies at the University of Richmond, where she holds the William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages. She has been the recipient of grants from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, the Institut Ramon Llull, the Sala Beckett, the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Teatre Lliure. Her many publications include the book In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona & A l’ull de l’huracà: Teatre català contemporani (Buckness and L’Avenç), which was awarded the Serra d’Or Critics’ Prize for Research in Catalan Studies in 2010. Her translations of Catalan plays have been staged and read at venues in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, and the United States.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Oct 16

“Intelectuales transnacionales: entre la celebridad y la diplomacia”

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages

invites you to attend

“Intelectuales transnacionales: entre la celebridad y la diplomacia”
Graciela Montaldo (Columbia University)

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About the talk: La visita de Guglielmo Ferrero y Gina Lombroso a Argentina y Brasil en 1907 tuvo un alto impacto en las elites políticas e intelectuales de ambos países; pero también tuvo una repercusión muy grande en la prensa masiva y en un ámbito más privado del mundo de la cultura. A partir de la investigación del archivo inédito de la visita, en esta conferencia exploraremos las dinámicas culturales del cambio de siglo que ponen en relación diferentes públicos, explican la posición de las instituciones letradas en el contexto transnacional y muestran el lugar de la cultura letrada tradicional en los medios modernos.

About Professor Graciela Montaldo (Columbia University):
Graciela Montaldo specializes in modern Latin American cultures. She has published Museo del consumo: Archivos de la cultura de masas en Argentina (2016); Zonas ciegas: Populismos y experimentos culturales en Argentina (2010); Ficciones culturales y fábulas de identidad en América Latina (1999); La sensibilidad amenazada (1995); Esplendores y miserias del siglo XIX (1996); Yrigoyen entre Borges y Arlt (1989); and Rubén Darío: viajes de un cosmopolita extremo (2013).

This event is free and open to the public.

Mar 15

HLBLL: “NEW FRAMEWORKS: Turkey, Spain, and the Question of World Literature”

World Literature is a relatively new field that has received increased attention throughout the past two decades, both as an object of theory and as a pedagogical practice. By bringing together texts from a variety of national literatures and milieus, World Literature claims to expand the literary canon and include hitherto overlooked works. But do current practices of World Literature in fact expand the literary canon, or do they reinforce old binaries and frameworks? Drawing on a project that focuses on twentieth century Turkish and Spanish literature, in this talk Professor Çandar will discuss whether and how we might be able to use World Literature to produce new frameworks within literary studies, frameworks that go beyond linguistic and geographical proximity, or colonial/postcolonial relations.

Başak Çandar is Assistant Professor of World Literature at Appalachian State University, NC and currently a postdoctoral fellow at Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin, Germany. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on representations of state violence in twentieth century Turkish and peninsular Spanish novels from the second half of the twentieth century.

Prof. Anthony Alessandrini (English, Kingsborough and the Graduate Center, CUNY) will be the discussant.

This event is co-sponsored with the Middle East & Middle Eastern American Center and is free and open to the public.

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