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Friday, February 28 | 3:00 pm | 212 Dartmouth Hall
"¿Cómo hacer cosas con poetas? Los archivos poéticos del underground español y su emergencia en la España actual"
Thursday | February 20, 4 pm | Dartmouth Hall 206
The talk will be in English.
A certain idea of order obsessively guides the formation of Brazilian society. It is in the center of the Brazilian flag. "Order and Progress", says its motto. Order is also constantly clashing with the very same society it intends to translate. In his 1969 novel Tenda dos Milagres (Tent of Miracles), Brazilian author Jorge Amado depicts the conflict between positivist order and the urge for chaos that underlies Brazilian identity. And he does so in the perimeter of a city, Salvador, the first capital of Brazil and, as we shall see, a privileged space to see this tension unfold throughout History.
Friday Jan 17 | 7:00 pm | Bentley Theater
Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Theater Department.
Mujeres de Ciudad Juárez, by Mexican actress Cristina Michaus, uses the theatre as a space to examine, reflect on, and speak about the femicides taking place in Juárez, Mexico. Translated and performed in English for the first time, this play offers a voice and a space for the countless female victims whose murders have been reduced to figures and a gross display of injustice. The play is not just poignant and heartbreaking; it is call for action. Showing multiple female perspectives of life in Juarez—from mothers and daughters, to factory workers and prostitutes—the production speaks out against all forms of violence against the female body and psyche. In this staging of the show, four actresses took on the roles of the women, their families, and the officials investigating the murders. Running time: one hour.
Last Updated: 2/21/14