Events for 2013:
Author of "The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao", "This is How You Lose Her", and "Drown" among other works.
Community activist, writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Fellow 2012.
Friday, October 18, 5 p.m. Reading and Book Signing. Filene Hall.
President Obama's Inaugural Poet 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 4:30 p.m. Filene Auditorium
Events for September 2011
New England Film Festival for Ibero-American Cinema 2011
The Independence Effect Symposium
"The Independence Effect: 200 years of cultural and intellectual processes"
October 27-29, 2011
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
This symposium focuses on the processes that, in the Humanities, gave rise to the independence movements of the Hispanic and the Lusophone world beginning in 1810. Although commemorative celebrations of the Bicentennial of Latin American Independence are worthwhile events, this symposium intends to concentrate on an examination of the systems of thought and representation that are propelled by independence movements since their beginnings to today. The main objectives of The Independence Effect include: identifying these creative and intellectual movements; observing their particularities, evolution, and current states; analyzing the complex set of narrative relations that shape them historically; and acknowledge the outstanding individual contributions made toward furthering these processes. Our purpose is to frame the debate and future study of such processes around the philosophy of independence movements in the Hispanic and Lusophone world (including their ethnic, subaltern, and transnational aspects), the system of thinking regarding the formation of nation-states and their autonomous insertion into modernity and globalization, the constitution of intellectual independence movements, and the polemics surrounding literary canon and national identity formation, such as Hispanism and Anti-Hispanism, Latin Americanism, Europeanism, or the fetishization of North American material culture.
For more information, contact Phyllis Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) (603) 646-2400
Events for April 2011:
Peace of Art Poster Exhibit
Peace of Art Poster Conversation
April 12, 2011
LALACS sponsors screening of Mexican Film, with visit by Co-Director Carlos Hagerman
Those Who Remain
Los que se quedan
a film by Juan Carlos Rulfo and Carlos Hagerman
This film portrays the families of those who have crossed the border to the United States in search of better opportunities. A film that explores the melancholy, memories and identity of those who remain, who continue to wait, to love and to dream. A film about absence, about the families whose lives are defined by the voids emigration has created.
105 Dartmouth Hall, Tuesday,
April 12, 2011, 7pm
Free and Open to All
April 8th 2011
EVENTS for November 2010:
November 10, 2010
"Hugo Chávez, Oil and Latin American Democracy"; with speaker Miguel Tinker Salas, 13 Carpenter, sponsored by LALACS, History Dept., Dickey Center, Leslie Center for Humanites, and the Rockefeller Center.
November 1-7, 2010-Los Angeles based installation artist Rigo Maldonado will be presenting a series of community-based altars produced by Dartmouth students for EL Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a day celebrated throughout the Americas honoring the passing of ancestors, heroes , and loved ones. The altars will be on display for public viewing in Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main St. with the opening on November 1st from 4-6 p.m.
ALTAR BUILDING WORKSHOPS with visiting artist Rigo Maldonado, Thursday, October 28, 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, October 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
at the LALACS House.
Rigo Maldonado public lecture, Monday, November 1, 10-11 a.m 213 Baker Library (limited seating)
Also, Celebration of Life: Day of the Dead Dinner, Monday, November 1, 6:30-8p.m.
Dinner will be at the LALACS House at 38 N. Main St. with limited seating.
These events are co sponsored by LALACS, Leslie Center for Humanities, Dartmouth College Library, Dept. of History, Women and Gender Studies, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, La Casa, MEChA and OPAL
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