Feb 17

IV Coloquio: “Fotografía y discursos disciplinares”

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

invites you to attend

“Fotografía y discursos disciplinares” – Fotografía, política y representación: Re-enmarcar lo documental en las Américas

This colloquium is organized by Professor Magdalena Perkowska, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, and Ángeles Donoso Macaya, Borough of Manhattan Community College.

From the organizers: The aim of the “Photography and Disciplinary Discourses” Symposium is to critically consider the different discourses, approaches, and disciplines that surface vis-à-vis the photographic image. The 4th Symposium—the first to be held outside Chile—will reflect on the interdisciplinary potentialities of documentary photography as a political, cultural, social, economic and aesthetic device throughout Latino/a America, in the broadest hemispheric sense of the term.

Read more about the event, and view the full program on the event’s website.

This event is free and open to the public.

Feb 17

“Latinamericanism, Hispanism and the New Humanities Ph.D.”

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

invites you to attend

“Latinamericanism, Hispanism and the New Humanities Ph.D.”

A roundtable discussion with

Carlos Alonso, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University
Georgina Dopico, Dean for the Humanities at NYU
José del Valle, Executive Officer in the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center, CUNY
Moderated by Professor Fernando Degiovanni, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Jul 16

CFP: XII International Conference of Literature at St. John’s University

XII International Conference of Literature: Memory and Imagination of Latin America and the Caribbean Through the Oral and Written Paths


The International Conference of Romance Literatures of the DLL at St. John’s University

Convened by:

The Department of Languages and Literature (DLL) and the Graduate Program in Hispanic Literature at St. John’s University (New York), The Center for Research for Latin America and the Caribbean (CIALC) of the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), La Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Perú) and Pontificia Universidad Católica (Ecuador)


Conference Dates: October 12-14, 2016
Location: St. John’s University, Queens Campus (New York)
Main Topic: Literature and Languages: Crossing Frontiers and Finding Diversity in Culture
Abstract Deadline: July 23, 2016

The conference will also include a special tribute on the 70th Anniversary of Gabriela Mistral’s Nobel Prize in Literature


The information below has been provided by the conference organizers. Find out more about the conference on their Facebook page and on their website.


  • Literature and its relationship with history, politics
  • Oral and written expression, memory, and literacy
  • Development and reform in the fields of science and technology
  • Ethnicity and cultural diversity
  • Literature, ecology, environment
  • Referential genres (fiction/ no fiction)
  • Gender and body
  • Literature and the arts (film, theater, music, etc.)
  • Literature and science
  • Pop culture and innovations
  • Digital proposals
  • Global migrations
  • Linguistics and acquisition of a second language
  • Creative writing

New proposals of subtopics, as well as initiatives for creating workshops and committees, are welcome. Presentations (to be given be in English, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese) shall not exceed a 15 minute duration.

In order to be considered, participants should include: Name of the presenter or name of the workshop coordinator, name of the academic association, title of essay, an abstract (250 words max), and a brief curriculum vitae. The information should be sent to the Academic Committee at St. John’s University before July 23, 2016. Contact email: conferenceunamsju16@gmail.com

Professor Milton  Fernando Romero Obando: conferenceunamsju16@gmail.com
Professor Marie-Lise Gazarian: gazariam@stjohns.edu


Feb 15

HLBLL: Guerra y cuerpo en el siglo XIX


Javier Uriarte (SUNY Stony Brook)
“‘Hoy se ha desertado en mi cuerpo’: guerra y desintegración en el Diario del Coronel Palleja (1866)”

Sebastián Díaz-Duhalde (Dartmouth College)
“Humanidad, rostro, catástrofe: el retrato de Solano López y el Nandí Verá en el Paraguay del XIX”

Felipe Martínez Pinzón (College of Staten Island)
“Tácticas nacionalizadoras: costumbrismo, guerra y civilización en Colombia”

Vanesa Miseres (University of Notre Dame)
“La guerra en el cuerpo del otro: las biografías militares de Soledad Acosta de Samper (Colombia)
y Aurora Cáceres (Perú)”

A reception will follow the speakers’ presentations at 7:30pm

This event is free and open to the public.

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