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Upcoming Lectures and Events

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Tendencies & Concerns of the New Latin American Narrative

Monday| May 19 | 4:00 pm | 206 Dartmouth Hall

An approach to some of the questions and proposals of the latest generations of Latin American writers. Our Department is pleased to announce Jorge Fornet's visit. Jorge is a Cuban essayist, writer, professor, researcher and director of CASA de las Américas. All are very welcome to come this coming Monday to the event. The talk will be in Spanish, free and open to the public.

Jorge Fornet 

The Cultural Poetics of Spanish Euroskepticism

Tuesday| May 6 | 4:30 pm | 206 Dartmouth Hall

A talk by Luis Martín-Estudillo, Associate Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Iowa.

Free and open to the public.


Hernán Reinaudo from Argentina with the New-Tango! | A spring concert-lecture

Wednesday | April 23 | 4:30 pm | 041 Haldeman

Hernan Reinaudo

Hernán Reinaudo is one of Argentina's most outstanding new-tango musicians. He won the Clarin Award (Tango Revelation) and was nominated twice for the "Carlos Gardel Award" (the Argentine Grammy).  Hernán has worked on more than 25 album productions, has participated in symphonic projects, and composed the music for the film "La Máquina que hace Estrellas" (Nuts Studios).  He has toured America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Hernán will give a concert-lecture - an intelligently articulated combination of music and reflections on the recent developments of tango. 

Martin Chambi, neo-indigenous Photographer a talk with Teo Chambi, grandson

Thursday, April 3 | 4:30 pm | Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

Chambi's magnificent photographs from the southern Peruvian Andes, taken in the early 20th century will be discussed by his grandson Teo Chambi.

Martin Chambi 

Lecture by Prof. Germán Labrador Méndez (Princeton University)

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"


Lecture by Prof. Mauricio Sellmann: "Everything is already mixed": Re-inventing Brazil as a city in Jorge Amado's Tenda dos Milagres​

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.​

lecture Prof. Sellmann


Women of Ciudad de Juárez 

Friday Jan 17 | 7:00 pm | Bentley Theater

Free Admission.
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.

Women of Juarez

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Last Updated: 5/15/14