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Wednesday, March 22, 7pm | CWS: Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá: Between Fiction and Non-Fiction

March 10, 2017

Presentation of Puerto Rican essayist and novelist Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá.

Introduced by Rubén Ríos Ávila.



BIO

Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá. Puerto Rico, 1946. Autor de Cartagena (finalista del Premio Planeta-Joaquín Mortiz en 1994), El camino de Yyaloide (1994), Sol de Medianoche (1995, galardonada con el Premio Bolívar Pagán del Instituto de Literatura de Puerto Rico en el 2001). Las obras de la próxima década son: Elogio de la fonda (2000), Caribeños (2002) y Mapa de una pasión literaria (2003). El entierro de Cortijo fue traducido por Duke University Press con el título de Cortijo’s Wake (2004) y al francés por Éditions L’Harmattan con el título L’enterrement de Cortijo (1994). Bajo el título San Juan, memoir of a city Wisconsin University Press publicó la traducción de su guía literaria de San Juan titulada San Juan, ciudad soñada (2005). Su novela Mujer con sombrero panamá, de 2004, editada en España por Mondadori, fue premiada por el Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña como la mejor novela del año. En 2004 también se publicó la colección de ensayos y crónicas titulada Musarañas de domingo. En 2009 publica con Beatriz Viterbo de Argentina su Antología Personal de crónicas, titulada La nave del olvido. De 2010 es la publicación, con La Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, de la novela El espíritu de la luz. En 2012 publica la novela La piscina con Ediciones Corregidor de Argentina y el libro de ensayos Mapa desfigurado de la Literatura Antillana con Ediciones Callejón de San Juan. Este último libro recibió el Premio Bolívar Pagán del Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña en la categoría de ensayo. El octubre de 2016 recibió el Doctorado Honoris Causa en Humanidades de la Universidad de Puerto Rico.


With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.


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The Emergency Lectures: "The Political Uses of Emotion: What Can We Learn from Spanish Fascism?" Thursday, March 9th, 6: 30 PM

March 08, 2017

Prof. Jo Labanyi inaugurates "The Emergency Lectures" with "The Political Uses of Emotion: What Can We Learn from Spanish Fascism?"

Professor Jo Labanyi is a distinguished cultural historian of Modern Spain and Spanish cinema. She is the Coordinating Editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU.

More on the Series:

The Emergency Lectures: Public Scholarship on Power, Culture and Resistance

This series offers public scholarship in an Emergency, presenting thinkers and writers from the NYU intellectual community whose work has an urgent bearing on the present. These experts will present historical and contemporary case studies that can help us to comprehend our political moment and think together, beyond the sense of alarm and anxiety that emergencies provoke. Reflecting on Fascist Europe, authoritarian Argentina, medieval Arab Spain, the Mediterranean, the Global South, the Caribbean, and the United States, the talks will offer historical contexts for the civil and humanitarian emergencies of the present, and provoke conversations that foster our capacity for informed engagement and response.

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Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm - Panel 1 | Sites of Memory and Voices of the Past: Why Visit Them, Why Listen to Them

March 01, 2017

With Jordi Guixé, Founder director of the European Observatory on Memories of the University of Barcelona; and Luis Martín Cabrera, Director of the Spanish Civil War Memory Project, University of California, San Diego

Organized by Montserrat Armengou, Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization (**) as part of the panel series Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation That Never Comes.

Jordi Guixé and Luis Martín-Cabrera.

In Spain, the systematic violation of human rights during the Franco dictatorship remains an untreated social wound. Forty years of repression have been followed by forty years of democracy, but the state has only haltingly taken up this traumatic legacy.

Recording and preserving the stories and testimonies of Franquismo has seemed a moral imperative to journalists, writers, social historians, artists, and everyday Spaniards. Together they refuse silence and strive to remake national memory.

BIO

Jordi Guixé i Coromines (Barcelona, 1970) is a historian, founder director of the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) of the University of Barcelona Solidarity's Foundation and associate professor. With a Ph.D. in Contemporary History from both the University of Barcelona and Paris 3 (Mención Prêt d'Honneur du Ministère de la Culture), he is currently a member of several research groups, such as the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-Institut des Sciences Politique du Socials (CNRS), Centre d'Estudis de les Èpoques Franquista i Democràtica of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (CEFID-UAB), the Group of Research on Memory and Society at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Centre de Recherche sur les Sociétés et Environments en Méditerranée (CRESEM) of the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD). In 2016 he was elected vicechair of the Board of the International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (IC-MEMO), one of the 31 committees of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). He is also an expert in remembrance public policies and has worked on the creation of the Memorial Democratic of Catalonia as head of the projects’ department (2005-2012). He published La República Perseguida, Exilio y Represión en la Francia de Franco (PUV, 2012) and His last book, "Past and Power. Public Policies on Memory. Debates, from Global to Local" (UB 2016), is a collection of articles writen by specialists in multiple disciplines and discusses the key challenges of the conflict of memories in Europe and Latin America.

Since 2012 he is the director of the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM), and he is teaching at Arts Faculty as associate professor on the topic of Memory and Public Sapace. EUROM is a network promoted by the University of Barcelona which aims are analyzing remembrance policies developed in different countries and promoting new proposals linked to the multiple memories of our recent past.

Luis Martín-Cabrera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is also affiliated faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Critical Gender Studies Program, and the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies. A specialist in Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies, Martín-Cabrera received a B.A. in French and Spanish from the University of Salamanca (Spain), an MA in Latin American Studies from Yale University, and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Martín-Cabrera's research focuses primarily on the relationship between culture and politics. He is the author of two books – Radical Justice: Spain and the Southern Cone beyond Market and State (Bucknell UP, 2011 and Editorial Anthropos 2016) and Invisible Insurgencies: Activism and Resistance in the United States (Madrid, La Oveja Roja, 2015) - and numerous research articles, as well as a frequent contributor to alternative media outlets.

In addition, Martín-Cabrera is the Director of The Spanish Civil War Memory Project, a UCSD initiative to collect testimonies of the victims of Human Rights violations in Spain during the war and the ensuing dictatorship. He is currently working on a Digital Oral History Project, The Transandean Lithium Project, to document the impact of lithium extraction in the indigenous communities of Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia.

Personal memory of Montse Armengou's son, grieving his great grandfather, who was buried in a mass grave in Montjuic after he was killed during a Nazi bombing when he was working as a railroader.

~With additional support of Institut Ramon Llull.~

(**) This endowed Chair was established thanks to a gift from Carroll and Milton Petrie.

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PANEL 1 | Sites of memory and voices of the past: why visit them, why listen to them

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Panel Series | Victims Of Franquismo: A Reparation That Never Comes

February 23, 2017

Organized by Montse Armengou | Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization

This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

In Spain the systematic violation of human rights during decades of the Franco Dictatorship remains an untreated social wound. Mass graves, assassinations, torture, kidnapping, child slavery, and state terror of those decades remain a difficult legacy for Spanish democracy and collective memory.

Though these violations have been recognized and denounced by international organizations such as the UN and Amnesty International, the state’s failure to create mechanisms for truth, reconciliation, or reparation, has forced extraordinary interventions by civil society. Journalists, civic organizations, voluntary associations, academic researchers, documentarians and filmmakers have helped to collect material evidence, historical records, personal testimonies that reveal the cost of this long period of dictatorship.

~This endowed Chair was established thanks to a gift from Carroll and Milton Petrie.~


Schedule

>>Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm ~ Panel 1| Sites of memory and voices of the past: why visit them, why listen to them

*Jordi Guixé | Founder director of the European Observatory on Memories of the University of Barcelona ~With the support of Institut Ramon Llull.~

*Luis Martín Cabrera | Director of the Spanish Civil War Memory Project. University of California, San Diego


>>Tuesday, April 4, 6:30pm ~ Panel 2

a) The UN reproves Spain: Unrepaired victims after forty years of democracy

*Pablo de Greiff | United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of non-recurrence. Senior Fellow Adjunct Professor of Law NYU

b) Women among the forgotten: the Francoist violence against women and children

*Aránzazu Borrachero | Director of Mujer y Memoria, CUNY

*Soledad Luque | President of “Todos los niños robados son también mis niños” and spokeswoman of the Coordinadora Estatal de Apoyo a la Querella Argentina contra Crímenes del Franquismo.


>>Monday, April 24, 6:30pm ~ Panel 3| Imperfect transition and challenge of the present. Victims of Francoism, Terrorism, and the State

* Vicenç Navarro | Professor of Political and Social Sciences, University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and professor of Public Politics in The Johns Hopkins University. Director of the Observatorio Social de España.

*Ludger Mees | Professor of Contemporary History, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)


>>Tuesday, May 2, 6:30pm ~ Panel 4

a) Amnesty International Spain: When crime is at home

*Esteban Beltran | President of Amnesty International Spain

b) Journalism and compromise: Denouncing a past that persists. From the Valle de los Caídos [Valley of the Fallen] to the rise of the far-right

*Jon Lee Anderson | Journalist, The New Yorker

*Miquel Ramos | Journalist, specialist in far right movements. Directa, La Marea (Spain)

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PANEL 1 | Sites of memory and voices of the past: why visit them, why listen to them
Panel 2 | The UN reproves Spain: Unrepaired victims after forty years of democracy - Women among the forgotten: the Francoist violence against women and children
Panel 3 | Imperfect transition and challenge of the present. Victims of Francoism, Terrorism, and the State
Panel 4 | Amnesty International Spain: When crime is at home - Journalism and compromise: Denouncing a past that persists. From the Valle de los Caidos [Valley of the Fallen] to the rise of the far-right

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Wednesday, February 22, 7pm - "Autocinema": Presentation of Mexican poet Gaspar Orozco’s collection

February 21, 2017

On Wednesday 22, at 7pm, KJCC will host the discussion "Autocinema. Presentation of Mexican poet Gaspar Orozco’s recent collection". A bilingual edition translated by New York-based poet and translator Mark Weiss will be presented, in dialogue with Mariela Dreyfus.

Introduced by Luis Madrigal.

Bios

Gaspar Orozco. Chihuahua, México, 1971. Ha publicado los libros Abrir fuego, el volumen colectivo, El silencio de lo que cae y Notas del País de Z. Ha traducido poemas chinos de la dinastía Tang y poetas de lengua inglesa. Formó parte del grupo punk Revolución X, con el que grabó varios discos. En 2010, junto a Karina Escamilla, co-dirigió el documental Subterráneos.

~Gaspar Orozco~

Mark Weiss. Nueva York, 1943. Coeditor de la antología Across the Line/Al otro lado: The Poetry of Baja California (2002) y de la antología de poesía cubana The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry.

With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.

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Thursday, February 16, 6.30pm | "The Museum of the Old Colony" Roundtable Discussion

February 15, 2017

A discussion engaging the exhibit called "The Museum of the Old Colony", conceived by Puerto Rican artist Pablo Delano and now on view until March 16th at KJCC, and taking up the politics of representation in photography, the cultural impact of colonialism, and the image repertoires and national imaginaries of Puerto Rico.

Panel

  • Arlene Davila - Cultural Anthropologist, New York University
  • David Gonzalez - Journalist, Sidestreet Columnist, Editor, LensBlog, The New York Times
  • Nelson Rivera - Artist/Curator, University of Puerto Rico
  • Erika P. Rodriguez - Photographer

Respondent: Pablo Delano, Creator, Museum of the Old Colony, Professor of Fine Arts, Trinity College

Moderator: Ana Dopico, Director, KJCC

**With additional support of The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.**

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​Tuesday, February 14, 6:30pm | Screening and discussion with filmmaker Montse Armengou

February 09, 2017

"I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo!" (Armengou/Belis, Spain, 2013)

Q&A with Montse Armegou, Spring 2017 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization

General Francisco Franco buried thousands of people in the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of The Fallen), a monumental memorial constructed in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial by his government. The place is a symbol of the dictatorship. The UN has suggested that the site be transformed into a museum.

“I'll get you out of here, Abuelo!” (directed by Montse Armengou and Ricard Belis in 2013) invokes the solemn promise made by Joan Pinyol, the grandson of a Republican soldier whose body was disinterred from the grave where he was buried and forcibly transported to the Valle de los Caídos without the consent or even the knowledge of his relatives.

Today hundreds of families like the Pinyols, whose relatives are buried in the Valle de los Caídos, are fighting for the right to remove their loved ones and bury them near their homes. But there are many logistical and political obstacles involved in this reclamation. By telling this story, the filmmakers uncover intimate and public struggles over political memory in Spain.

Q&A with Montse Armengou to follow.

This endowed Chair was established thanks to a gift from Carroll and Milton Petrie.

With additional support from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA).

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The Museum of the Old Colony : Opens Thursday February 2nd

January 18, 2017

Puerto Rico has endured 523 years of continuous and ongoing colonial rule: first under Spain, and, since 1898, as a possession of the United States. The island, an “unincorporated territory of the United States” has been plunged into a catastrophic debt crisis and a punitive program of austerity. It is widely regarded as the world’s oldest colony.

The Museum of the Old Colony is a work of conceptual art conceived by Pablo Delano. The exhibit gathers still photographs and moving images of Puerto Rico that reveal the visual logics of colonialism. This repertoire of images and subjects form a visual history of the political and cultural hegemony imposed by the United States on virtually all aspects of Puerto Rican life.


The installation’s title and style ironically invoke traditional historical or anthropological museums, their use of ethnographic imagery, and their didactic text panels. The title also derives its name from a U.S. brand of soft drink named “Old Colony,” popular in Puerto Rico since the 1950s and still sold at island groceries and restaurants. The Museum of the Old Colony therefore references the subtle, the naturalized, and the pernicious forces of colonialism in Puerto Rico, its political economy, and its everyday life.

The Museum of the Old Colony is an intervention into Puerto Rican cultural history and political memory. It is also an intensely personal exercise by Delano to understand and come to terms with his own relationship with the island, where he was born in 1954.

With the additional support of The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

We want to keep in touch with you!

January 17, 2017

We are happy to announce that our mission to foster and promote Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures is now reaching Twitter.

Through this means, we hope to start new conversations within the NYU community, as well as with our fellow organizations devoted to academic and cultural endeavors in the New York City area.

Like us on Facebook and/or follow us on @KJCC_NYU to keep track of our news, lectures and events.

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Thursday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. Aniversario de la Revista Temporales del Programa de Escritura Creativa en Español de NYU

December 13, 2016

Aniversario de la Revista Temporales del Programa de Escritura Creativa en Español de NYU y presentación del primer número impreso de la revista con su especial temático “Cuerpo”

Presentan:

Lila Zemborain

Juliana Muñoz Toro

Nadia Villafuerte

y el equipo editorial de la Revista Temporales

In Spanish. Reception to follow.

With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.

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Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH Antonio José Ponte: "La Tempestá, una bibioteca de prósperos”

December 07, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.

CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH

Antonio José Ponte: "La Tempestá, una bibioteca de prósperos”

Participants: Antonio José Ponte. Introduced by Licia Fiol-Matta (NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese)

Antonio José Ponte (Matanzas, Cuba, 1964) is considered one of the most prestigious Cuban essayists. Among the most notable of his books are Las comidas profundas (Deleatur, Angers, 1997), Un seguidor de Montaigne mira La Habana/Las comidas profundas (Verbum, 2001), El libro perdido de los origenistas (Aldus, México, 2002). His and El abrigo de aire. Ensayos sobre literatura cubana (Adriana Viterbo, 2001). His most recent books are Un arte de hacer ruinas y otros cuentos (Colección Aula Atlántica, Fondo de Cultura Económica, México, 2006) and La fiesta vigilada (Anagrama, 2007).

Licia Fiol-Matta is Visiting Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. She is the author of A Queer Mother for the Nation: The State and Gabriela Mistral (2002, University of Minnesota Press) and The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music (Duke University Press, 2016).

In Spanish. Reception to follow.

With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.

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Monday, Dec 5, 6:30PM Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba

December 02, 2016

Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond The Market”

Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba

Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st century Cuba delves in the dynamics of production, distribution, preparation, consumption, and commercialization of food in contemporary Cuba as a way to understand the socio-cultural forces transforming contemporary Cuban society. Acclaimed food writer Anya von Bremzen and awarded director Asori Soto will talk of their most recent projects in which they explore contemporary Cuban food stories. They have both returned from Cuba, where von Bremzen conducted research in preparation for her next book on Cuban paladares (privately-owned restaurants legalized in the 1990s) and Soto was filming for AirBnB while editing his documentary Cuban Food Stories. Anya von Bremzen and Asori Soto will be in conversation with María A. Cabrera Arús, Postdoctoral Fellow at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. Introduced by Ana Dopico, Director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University.

In English and Spanish.

Reception to follow.

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars Program.

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Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 - 7:00 PM KJCC Poetry Series: “Anne Carson and Decreation” (4)

November 29, 2016

Participants: Mónica de la Torre. Introduced by Natasha Tiniacos.

Mónica de la Torre is the author of four previous poetry collections—two in Spanish and two in English, and several chapbooks, including The Happy End (The Song Cave). A native of Mexico City, she has translated Latin American poets and co-edited several multilingual anthologies, most notably Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon). Her work has been published in magazines such as Aufgabe, Convolution, frieze, and The New Yorker. She teaches in the creative writing MFA program at Columbia University and is BOMB Magazine’s senior editor.

In English and Spanish.

Reception to follow.

With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.

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Granados at NYU

November 19, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 4:00 p.m.

Granados at NYU Steinhardt

This two-day festival celebrates the legacy of Enrique Granados through concerts, lectures, panel discussions, and master classes. Co-curated by doctoral candidate in Piano Studies Isabel Pérez Dobarro and Sergi Casanelles, Adjunct Faculty in Film Scoring.

"Reconstructing the Concierto Patético"

"Granados: Virtuoso and Teacher"

Eduardus Halim (NYU Steinhardt, Sascha Gorodnitzki Chair in Piano Studies)

Adam Kent (SUNY Oneonta, Music Faculty)

José Menor (Enric Granados Auditorium, Pianist in Residence)

Sergi Casanelles (NYU Steinhardt, Adjunct Professor in Scoring for Film and Multimedia)

Moderator: Isabel Pérez Dobarro (NYU Steinhardt, Piano Studies)

Reception to follow.

Co-sponsored by NYU Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, and Steinway & Sons.

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Nov 17 & 18 - Symposium: Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question & the Spanish Crisis

November 15, 2016

Organized by Josep Maria Muñoz.

Josep Maria Muñoz is the Fall 2016 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization. Established in 1983, thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Petrie, this endowed professorship allows New York University to bring an eminent scholar of the politics, economics, history or culture of modern Spain to campus each year.

PROGRAM

Thursday, November 17, 2016

6:00-6:15 p.m.: Welcome address and introduction to the symposium:

Georgina DOPICO, New York University

Josep M. MUÑOZ, New York University

6:15-7:15 p.m.: Keynote speaker

Xosé M. NÚÑEZ SEIXAS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

Spanish Nationalism in the 21st Century: New Challenges, Few Responses?

Reception to follow.


Friday, November 18, 2016

10:00-11:20 a.m.: Catalonia, a Plural Society

Andreu DOMINGO, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Demography, Immigration and Diversity in Catalan Society

Sharon FELDMAN, University of Richmond

The Catalan Question in Three Contemporary Plays:

Landscape, Memory, History

Coffee break

11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Considering Divorce

Carles BOIX, Princeton University

Catalonia’s March Toward Independence: Why Did Spain’s Constitutional Arrangement Fail?

Germà BEL, Universitat de Barcelona

Disdain, Distrust and Dissolution

1:00-2:00pm | Lunch

2:00-3:20p.m.: Social Unrest, New Political Agents

Andrew DOWLING, Cardiff University

Economic Crisis, Political Emotions and Catalan Independence

Sophie GONICK, New York University

Building Municipal Power: Re-centering Politics on the Urban Scale in Contemporary Spain

Coffee break

3:40-5:00p.m.: Challenges to Spain’s Identity from the Periphery

Ignacio SÁNCHEZ-CUENCA, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid

Spanish Intellectuals and Nationalism

Isabel ESTRADA, The City College of New York

Re-politicizing Documentary Footage from the Spanish Transición

5:00-6:00 p.m.: Keynote speaker

Luisa Elena DELGADO, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cordial Attachments: Secessionism, Populism and the Question of Democratic Excess

6:00pm: Closing remarks

Jordana Mendelson, New York University

TRUMP FUTURES TEACH-IN RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE

November 15, 2016

TRUMP FUTURES TEACH-IN RECORDING

This urgent teach-in gathered the NYU community to make sense of a Donald Trump presidency and to consider the meaning and consequences for the United States and the world. Speakers included NYU faculty and students.


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Alternative Spaces of Cuban Cultural Life: Torre de Letras, La Noria, and Colección G. November 14, 2016 @6:00 PM

November 11, 2016

Cuban authors and critics Reina María Rodríguez, Gilberto Padilla, and Oscar Cruz, in conversation with Ana Dopico and Walfrido Dorta (In-house Postdoctoral Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond the Market”).

Reina María Rodríguez (Havana, 1952) is recognized not only as a major poet but as an advocate for alternative cultural spaces in Cuba. She used her rooftop home, informally known as La azotea de Reina, as an intellectual salon that has impacted literary life in Havana for three decades. Rodríguez founded the publishing project Torre de Letras, with more than 60 books from writers such as Sergio Pitol and José Kozer, to name a few. She has won two Casa de las Américas literary prizes (1984 and 1998), three National Critics' Awards (1992, 1995, and 1999), the National Literature Prize (2013), and the Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Award for Poetry (2014).

Gilberto Padilla (Havana, 1984) is essayist, critic and professor. He currently works in the Centro de Formación Literaria Onelio Jorge Cardoso in Havana, and is in charge of the publishing house Cajachina. Padilla is the director of Colección G., where young writers such as Jorge E. Lage, Ahmel Echevarría, and Legna Rodríguez have published. He also contributes to digital media, including El Estornudo and Hypermedia. Padilla has won the ALBA Essay Award (2011) and the International Essay Prize Temas (2012), among other awards.

Oscar Cruz (Santiago de Cuba, 1979) is the editor of the literary journal La Noria, with headquarters in Santiago de Cuba. He has been awarded several literary prizes in Cuba and has been invited to present his work in Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, and Italy. He has published books of poetry such as Los malos inquilinos (2008), Las posesiones (2010), Balada del buen muñeco (2013), and most recently La Maestranza (2014), among others. His work has been translated into English, French, Italian, Hindi, and Portuguese.

In Spanish. Reception to follow.

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Thursday, Nov 3 at 7:00PM: Poet Bianca Stone in the series "Anne Carson and Decreation" (3)

October 31, 2016

Participa: Bianca Stone. Presenta: José Luis Rico.

Bianca Stone es poeta y artista visual. Autora de Someone Else’s Wedding Vows, Poetry Comics From the Book of Hours y artista de la edición ilustrada especial de Antigonick, de Anne Carson. Coedita junto con su esposo, el poeta Ben Pease, la editorial indepediente de poesía Monk Books y dirige la Fundación Ruth Stone, una organización dedicada a la promoción de la poesía y de las artes, así como a preservar el legado y casa de Ruth Stone en Vermont.

Estos autores también forman parte de la serie Anne Carson y la decreación: Rachel Levitsky, Luis Felipe Fabre y Mónica de la Torre.

In English and Spanish.

Reception to follow.

With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.

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