All dates, times, and locations are subject to change.
Christopher van Ginhoven, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Trinity College
Tuesday April 16, 2013
217 Dartmouth Hall
"Diálogo con la obra de arte: la copia, la influencia y los d'après"/ "Dialogue with the work of art: copy, influence and the d'après"
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Hood Museum Auditorium
Lecture in Spanish / with translation in English available -- Open to the public.
Following the lecture there will be a public unveiling of Toral's painting and a reception at the Kim Gallery
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4:30 p.m., Steele 7; dinner and poetry reading at La Casa to follow
This lecture (given in Spanish) will try to adopt an innovative approach to the different possibilities of reading in our time, according with the new forms of literature, distribution of texts, and on-line creations. From hypertext to conventional novels with images on them, we are witnessing mutations in the process of writing and reading that we must analyze as critics and researchers. More complex and sophisticated "mechanical" eyes are required to understand the literature of our present.
Monday, October 15, 2012, 6:00 p.m., Steele 7; dinner and Q&A session at La Casa to follow
Violeta Luna's work explores the relationship between theatre, performance art and community engagement. Working within a multidimensional space that allows for the crossing of aesthetic and conceptual borders, Luna uses her body as a territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. Born in Mexico City, Luna obtained her graduate degree in Acting from Centro Universitario de Teatro, UNAM and La Casa del Teatro. She has performed and taught workshops extensively throughout Latin American, Europe, Africa, and USA. She is currently a Creative Capital Fellow, a member of the Magdalena Project of International Women Performance Artists, and as associate artists of the San Francisco-based performance collectives La Pocha Nostra and Secos & Mojados.
The first lecture will be presented by
Gareth Williams, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Thursday October 4, 2012
105 Kemeny (next to Halderman Center)
"Anonymous vs Zetas: The Collapse of the Katechon and the Anomie of the Earth" (la narcoviolencia y el fin de la geometría conceptual del espacio moderno en México).
The talk will be in English.
Gareth Williams is originally from Liverpool, England, where it first occurred to him that foreign languages might be a path elsewhere. He is Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures and Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he has lived and worked since 2002. He is the author of two books: The Other Side of the Popular: Neoliberalism and Subalternity in Latin America (2002) and The Mexican Exception: Sovereignty, Police and Democracy (2011). He is the author of numerous articles examining the relation between literature, cultural history and political philosophy in modern and contemporary Latin America, and is co-editor of a new University of Texas Press book series called "Border Hispanisms".
Last Updated: 4/15/13