Sep 15

CUNY: “Mario Vargas Llosa, lector de El Quijote” (at CCNY)

The Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa at City College, CUNY, cordially invites you to attend a lecture on

Mario Vargas Llosa, lector de El Quijote

by Alonso Cueto

Rifkind Room, NAC 6/316

A reception will follow the lecture.

Alonso Cueto is a Peruvian writer whose work has been translated into sixteen languages. He is the author of novels, short stories, essays and a children’s book. He received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation grant (2002-2003), and was awarded the Anna Seghers prize (Berlin, 2000). He also won the Herralde novel prize (Barcelona, 2005), and the second prize in the Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de America, 2007. His novel Grandes miradas was made into a movie by Francisco Lombardi (with the title Mariposa Negra). The movie won the Glauber Rocha award for the best Latin American movie in the Montreal festival. Frank Wynne´s translation of Cueto’s novel The Blue Hour, published by Random House, won the Valle Inclán prize given by the British Society of Authors in February 2014. Two new movies (La Hora Azul and Magallanes) based on his novels are currently in final production. Cueto is a professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. His latest novel is La pasajera (2015).

This event is cosponsored by:
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures
The Instituto Cervantes
Colonial Latin American Review

Oct 14

CUNY: Human Rights Law & Documentary Filmmaking

This event is presented by the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education of the City College of New York. It is taking place at the Center for Worker Education, downtown.

From the event organizers: “In the spring of 2013, General Efraín Ríos Montt of Guatemala was tried and convicted of genocide (even if the conviction was overturned one month later). This was the first time in 500 years that genocide against indigenous Americans was tried. Clips from the documentary Granito (Skylight Pictures, 2011) were used as evidence in the trial. Now the filmmakers are working on the third film in the Guatemala trilogy, triggered by the trial and its aftermath, called 500 Years. Almudena Bernabeu, one of the lawyers who worked on the Guatemala Genocide Case, still serves transnationally on cases throughout the world.  The event will explore the path-breaking work of Spain in human rights law and the relentless commitment of intellectuals and activists in making the seemingly impossible possible. By bringing together documentary film, ethnography, and law, the filmmakers and lawyer who join us for this event are exemplary of how human rights can make a difference, even if the odds remain seemingly insurmountable. ”

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