Upcoming Events

Friday, September 29, 6p.m. | Santiago Álvarez: Cuban Documentary, Cinema and the Third World

Friday, September 29, 6p.m. | Santiago Álvarez: Cuban Documentary, Cinema and the Third World

The ICAIC, Cuba’s iconic film institute created after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, broke ground in film-making with its use of cinema as a medium for mass communication and political expression. Through the ICAIC, Cuban revolutionary cinema cultivated a dynamic relationship between the screen and its spectators. Santiago Álvarez, a prolific filmmaker at the ICAIC, has long been synonymous with this style of “urgent” Cuban cinema that helped to define a Latin American revolutionary aesthetic, both experimental and overtly political.

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Wednesday, October 11, 7p.m. | CWS: First round table “Ten years of the MFA”

Wednesday, October 11, 7p.m. | CWS: First round table “Ten years of the MFA”

Presents Lila Zemborain Participants Ezequiel Zaidenwerg, Marina Perezagua and Giuseppe Caputo Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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Friday, October 13, 7p.m. | KJCC Poetry Series - Reading and dialogue with Tamara Kamenszein and Sylvia Molloy

Friday, October 13, 7p.m. | KJCC Poetry Series - Reading and dialogue with Tamara Kamenszein and Sylvia Molloy

Presents Lila Zemborain Tamara Kamenszein & Sylvia Molloy Free and Open to the Public.Id required at the door.

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Monday, October 16, 7p.m. | MexicoNow: A Celebration for the 100th Anniversary of Juan Rulfo's Birth

Monday, October 16, 7p.m. | MexicoNow: A Celebration for the 100th Anniversary of Juan Rulfo's Birth

The festival will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Juan Rulfo’s birthday, one of the finest novelists, short-story masters in 20th-century Latin America and an extraordinary photographer, with the New York premiere of the documentary “100 years with Juan Rulfo. A wanderer”. Five photographs and the search for the exact place in Mexico where his father took them inspired filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo to make this film. Professor Pedro Ángel Palou will also present the book “El Llano en llamas, Pedro Páramo y otras obras (en el centenario de su autor)”, co-written with professor Francisco Ramírez Santacruz and prestigious scholars from universities in Germany, Belgium, Spain, United States, France, England, Mexico and Switzerland, the articles focus on some of the lesser-known short stories (“El hombre” and “Paso del Norte”), pose a novel discussion about one of his most talked about pieces (“Lluvina”); vindicate Rulfo as well versed in the Bible; reflect on “El Gallo de Oro” (The Golden Cockerel); transcribe a series of interviews with filmmakers who were inspired by Rulfo, and promote a comparative analysis between Rulfo and Nellie Campobello, Julio Llamazares y José Agustín.

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Wednesday, October 18, 7p.m. | KJCC Poetry Series - Anthology of poetry: "La Tinusa" presentation

Wednesday, October 18, 7p.m. | KJCC Poetry Series - Anthology of poetry: "La Tinusa" presentation

Presenters Mariela Dreyfus and Lila Zemborain Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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Wednesday, October 25, 7p.m. | CWS: Second round table “Ten years of the MFA”

Wednesday, October 25, 7p.m. | CWS: Second round table “Ten years of the MFA”

Presents  Mariela Dreyfus Participants  Enrique Winter, Claudia Salazar and Adalber Salas Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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Wednesday, November 15, 7p.m. | Peruvian writer and critic Julio Ortega’s presentation in dialogue with Diamela Eltit

Wednesday, November 15, 7p.m. | Peruvian writer and critic Julio Ortega’s presentation in dialogue with Diamela Eltit

*Julio Ortega || *Credit: Cátedra Alfonso Reyes Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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November, 17 & 18 | Symposium Art and Power: Then and Now / From Museum to Real World

November, 17 & 18 | Symposium Art and Power: Then and Now / From Museum to Real World

Friday, November 17 **5p.m. **Welcome - Jordana Mendelson -Presentation of María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco - King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization 2017⁄18, New York University. Faculty member of the Department of Art History III (Contemporary) of the Complutense University of Madrid. *Speaker: Luis García Montero - Poet and Literary Critic. Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Granada.* 7p.m. P_ANEL 1: Museum Piece? Exhibiting War and Totalitarisms.

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Wednesday, November 29, 7p.m. | CWS: Third round table “Ten years of the MFA”

Wednesday, November 29, 7p.m. | CWS: Third round table “Ten years of the MFA”

Presents  Sergio Chejfec Participates  Javier Guerrero, Javier Peñalosa and Fernanda Trías Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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Friday, December 1, 6 p.m. | Film Screening: "Flying Down to Rio"

Friday, December 1, 6 p.m. | Film Screening: "Flying Down to Rio"

“Flying Down to Rio” is a 1933 American pre-Code RKO musical film noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, although Dolores del Río and Gene Raymond received top billing and the leading roles. *Introduction by: Patricia Dillon * RSVP required About the Film Series: The Art Deco style arguably originated at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels in Paris in 1925, where it left a mark on many designers including Cedric Gibbons, art director for the film Grand Hotel.

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Tuesday, December 5, 6 p.m. | KJCC Chair Public Lecture - Picasso’s Guernica in New York: From Political Icon to Museum Masterpiece?

Tuesday, December 5, 6 p.m. | KJCC Chair Public Lecture - Picasso’s Guernica in New York: From Political Icon to Museum Masterpiece?

Guernica, Picasso’s painting for the Spanish Republican Pavilion in the International Exposition of Arts and Techniques of Paris in 1937, had a strong impact on the New York School. It was first exhibited in New York City in May 1939 as a political icon within a campaign to raise funds for the Spanish Republic refugees. In November 1939 it was exhibited again, but this time as an undisputed modern art masterpiece within a great retrospective exhibition on Picasso’s oeuvre at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Wednesday, December 6, 7p.m. | CWS: Temporales magazine presentation

Wednesday, December 6, 7p.m. | CWS: Temporales magazine presentation

Presents Lila Zemborain Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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Past Events

Wednesday, September 20, 7p.m. | Creative Writing in Spanish Program: “Ten years of the MFA”

Wednesday, September 20, 7p.m. | Creative Writing in Spanish Program: “Ten years of the MFA”

Presenters Jo Labanyi and Rubén Ríos Ávila Participants Sergio Chejfec, Mariela Dreyfus, Diamela Eltit, Jo Labanyi, Lina Meruane, Sylvia Molloy, Alejandro Moreno and Lila Zemborain. Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 P.M. | The Perception of Spanish Art in America: A History of Changes

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 P.M. | The Perception of Spanish Art in America: A History of Changes

This is the first public lecture of Professor María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco as NYU KJCC Resident Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for the Fall 2017. About the Lecture For centuries, Spanish art was considered only marginal in the international context -a limited deviation from classical excellence. In the 19th century, however, its peculiarity turned positive: in the post-Romantic era, when freedom from the norm and the artist’s commitment to his time became paramount values, Velázquez, Goya and El Greco emerged as true heroes.

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Panel: The Performing Arts in Spanish in New York

Panel: The Performing Arts in Spanish in New York

New York Foundation for the Arts is pleased to present, in collaboration with Consulado de España en Nueva York and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, The Performing Arts in New York (Las Artes Escénicas en Nueva York). This panel discussion will be held in Spanish and will bring together performing arts professionals providing access and practical advice and sharing insights and strategies to strengthen their artistic practice.

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Cuban Millennials: Making and Consuming Culture in Twenty-First Century Cuba

Cuban Millennials: Making and Consuming Culture in Twenty-First Century Cuba

The discussion will feature Cuban-born millennial designers, artists, and journalists who will discuss the making and consumption of culture and media on the island: Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Editor, El Estornudo; Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, Editor, Periodismo de Barrio; Yali Romagoza, Fashion Designer and Multimedia Artist; and Rodolfo Peraza, Video Game Artist. With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars Program. The event, which will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation in both languages, is free and open to the public.

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Screening & Directors' Discussion | Cuban Lens: Contemporary Cinema and Emerging Filmmakers

Screening & Directors' Discussion | Cuban Lens: Contemporary Cinema and Emerging Filmmakers

Cuba is currently in the throes of unparalleled change. Cubans are encountering U.S. citizens as new tourists to their country while Americans are being transformed by their recent engagement with the island. The mystique of change and the intensity of encounter rarely afford U.S. audiences a deep knowledge of contemporary Cuban culture in its sophistication, tradition and breadth. Cuban cinema is a powerful force that can help to shape the moment.

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KJCC Poetry Series in The Literary Mews Festival | Female Writers And Resistance

KJCC Poetry Series in The Literary Mews Festival | Female Writers And Resistance

KJCC Poetry Series, curated by Lila Zemborain, presents the discussion “Female Writers And Resistance” in the context of The Literary Mews Festival, NYU’s initiative for PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: “This timely conversation will focus on the writer’s individual approaches to activism and resistance in writing practice, and explores politics, gender, and identity through the lens of the female writer.” Other Events of The Literary Mews Festival at NYU

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PRESS FEST2017 - PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

PRESS FEST2017 - PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

KJCC will host the Press Fest 2017, an event during PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Books and literary magazines will be on sale; participants can also enjoy author signings, live performances, opportunities to write, and literary readings. Check Press Fest FACEBOOK EVENT [](https://www.facebook.com/events/1884750015071090/)

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Panel 4 | Amnesty International Spain: When Crime is at Home - 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

Panel 4 | Amnesty International Spain: When Crime is at Home - 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

VIDEO RECORDING OF THE EVENT: _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.

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KJCC Poetry Series | Migrant Poetry: Andrea Cote and Gloria Gervitz

KJCC Poetry Series | Migrant Poetry: Andrea Cote and Gloria Gervitz

Migrant Poetry: Andrea Cote and Gloria Gervitz. Andrea Cote | Gloria Gervitz. Andrea Cote. Colombia, 1981 Es autora de Cosas frágiles (2010), Una fotógrafa al desnudo (2005),Blanca Varela o la escritura de la soledad (2004) y el libro objeto Chinatown a toda hora, en colaboración con los artistas Adalberto Camperos y Davian Martínez. Ha obtenido el Premio Nacional de Poesía Universidad Externado de Colombia (2003), Premio Internacional de poesía Puentes de Struga (2005), Premio Cittá de Castrovillari 2010 a la edición italiana de Porto in Cenere.

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Panel 3 | Imperfect Transition and Challenges of the Present. Victims, Terrorism, and the State

Panel 3 | Imperfect Transition and Challenges of the Present. Victims, Terrorism, and the State

RECORDING OF THE EVENT: _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.

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The Emergency Lectures - Politicizing Precariousness - Gabriel Giorgi

The Emergency Lectures - Politicizing Precariousness - Gabriel Giorgi

VIDEO RECORDING OF THE EVENT: From the AIDS epidemic in New York to the politics of human rights in Buenos Aires, activists in the Americas of the late 1980s fought against state policies that defined which human lives should be protected and which lives could be abandoned. These activists created a politics of the precarious that revealed and contested conditions of vulnerability, exposure and survival suffered by citizens who were subject to the dictates of the state.

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Civic Empowerment through Journalism - A conversation with Montse Armengou & Richard Schweid

Civic Empowerment through Journalism - A conversation with Montse Armengou & Richard Schweid

VIDEO OF THE EVENT: Award-winning journalists Richard Schweid (Oscar nominee for the movie “Balseros”, 2002) and Montse Armengou - NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization Spring 2017- will discuss the potential of documentary films and investigative journalism as means of civic empowerment. Excerpts from their works “Do You Really Know What You Eat?” and “Pill In Search Of An Illness” will be screened during the event.

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CWS | Things That Will Be Effaced Due To Earth’s Rotation (Poems, image and sound), by Spanish writer Agustín Fernández Mallo

CWS | Things That Will Be Effaced Due To Earth’s Rotation (Poems, image and sound), by Spanish writer Agustín Fernández Mallo

A Spoken word performance featuring Spanish writer Agustín Fernández Mallo Introduced by Laura Rojas. Agustin Fernandez Mallo _Agustín Fernández Mallo. _La Coruña, 1967 En el 2000 acuñó el término Poesía Pospoética –conexiones entre la literatura y las ciencias-. Con Postpoesía, hacia un Nuevo paradigm, fue finalista del Premio Anagrama de Ensayo 2009 En 2006 publicó su primera novela Nocilla Dream. A raíz de esa obra se empezó a acuñar el término Generación Nocilla para todo un grupo de autores.

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Panel 2 | The UN reproves Spain: Forty Years of Democracy without Reparation - The Forgotten among The Forgotten: Francoist Violence against Women and Children

Panel 2 | The UN reproves Spain: Forty Years of Democracy without Reparation - The Forgotten among The Forgotten: Francoist Violence against Women and Children

Video of the event in ENGLISH: Video of the event IN SPANISH: _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.

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KJCC Poetry Series | Three poets from A-Fest: Carmen Berenguer, Graciela Huinao and Carmen Ollé

KJCC Poetry Series | Three poets from A-Fest: Carmen Berenguer, Graciela Huinao and Carmen Ollé

Three poets from A-Fest: Carmen Berenguer, Graciela Huinao and Carmen Ollé. Introduced by Mariela Dreyfus and Lila Zemborain. Graciela Huiano | Carmen Olle | Carmen Berenguer. Carmen Berenguer. Ha publicado los poemarios Bobby Sands desfallece en el muro, Huellas de siglo, A media asta, Sayal de pieles, Naciste pintada, Mama Marx, y La casa de la poesía. Además de editora, es performer. Su más reciente libro, Mi lai, será publicado en inglés durante 2017.

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A-FEST: Encuentro de Escritores Latinoamericanos en Nueva York

A-FEST: Encuentro de Escritores Latinoamericanos en Nueva York

PROGRAM All the events are free and bilingual (Spanish/English), unless otherwise noted. Monday, March 27 Work Group A | Place: King Juan Carlos Center (NYU) {53 Washington Square South} - Room 112 - Portrait Room **9:00 am - Coffee **9:30 am – 12:00 pm | Session A1: Conceptos del Congreso del 87: Feminismo y femenino en la literatura Moderator: Mónica Ríos - Speakers: Carmen Berenguer, Carmen Ollé **1:30 pm – 4 pm (in English) | Session A2: Creating concepts for today.

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Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española

Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española

La Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE) se constituyó en 1973 Fue Tomás Navarro Tomás, miembro de la RAE, exiliado en Nueva York, quien inició el proyecto de creación con la colaboración del chileno Carlos McHale, el peruano Eugenio Chang-Rodríguez, el ecuatoriano Gumersindo Yepes, el puertorriqueño Juan Avilés y los españoles Odón Betanzos Palacios y Jaime Santamaría. Desde 1973 hasta 1978, Carlos McHale dirigió la Academia Norteamericana y, tras su fallecimiento, lo sucedió Odón Betanzos Palacios.

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CWS | Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá: Between Fiction and Non-Fiction

CWS | Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá: Between Fiction and Non-Fiction

Presentation of Puerto Rican essayist and novelist Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá. Introduced by Rubén Ríos Ávila. Edgardo Rodriguez Julia 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).

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

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

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

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

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.

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CWS | Autocinema. Presentation of Mexican poet Gaspar Orozco’s collection

CWS | Autocinema. Presentation of Mexican poet Gaspar Orozco’s collection

Autocinema. Presentation of Mexican poet Gaspar Orozco’s recent collection, in a bilingual edition translated by New York-based poet and translator Mark Weiss, in dialogue with Mariela Dreyfus. Introduced by Luis Madrigal. Gaspar Orozco. 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.

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The Museum of the Old Colony | Roundtable Discussion

The Museum of the Old Colony | Roundtable Discussion

A discussion engaging The Museum of the Old Colony 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

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KJCC & NYU Kevorkian Center Film Series: "District Zero" & "Seige"

KJCC & NYU Kevorkian Center Film Series: "District Zero" & "Seige"

DISTRICT ZERO (Spain, 2015, 65 minutes) Directed by Pablo Iraburu and Jorge Fernández Mayoral Maamun opens the door to his shop, like he does every other morning. It is a tiny white container. Next to it is an identical container, and then another, and another. Thousands of containers stretch as far as the eye can see, all of them exactly the same. We are in one of the biggest refugee camps in the world: Zaatari, in Jordan.

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Screening and discussion: I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo! (Directed by Montse Armengou and Ricard Belis, Spain, 2013)

Screening and discussion: I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo! (Directed by Montse Armengou and Ricard Belis, Spain, 2013)

Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m. Screening and discussion: I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo! (Directed by Montse Armengou and Ricard 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.

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KJCC Poetry Series | Sagrado. Presentation of Roger Santivánez’ Collected Work

KJCC Poetry Series | Sagrado. Presentation of Roger Santivánez’ Collected Work

Sagrado. Presentation of Roger Santivánez’ Collected Works, in dialogue with Sergio Chejfec. Introduced by Mariela Dreyfus. Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

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KJCC & CineCLACS present "Salero"

KJCC & CineCLACS present "Salero"

CineCLACS and the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center present a screening of the award-winning documentary film Salero by director Mike Plunkett. SALERO Festival Teaser from Cinereach on Vimeo. About the film: The world’s largest salt flat, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, is a pristine, otherworldly expanse of white. For generations, the only signs of life have been the “saleros” who harvest salt from its radiant surface. This remote region is thrust into the future when Bolivia’s leaders embark on a plan to extract a precious mineral found beneath the salt crust, and to build an infrastructure connecting the Salar to the outside world.

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The Museum of the Old Colony

The Museum of the Old Colony

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.

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KJCC hosts NYU Kevorkian Center Film Series Opening: "After Spring" (2016)

KJCC hosts NYU Kevorkian Center Film Series Opening: "After Spring" (2016)

AFTER SPRING (2016, 98 minutes) This documentary, executive-produced by Jon Stewart, follows refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the Zaatari refugee camp running. With no end in sight, Syrian families must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent. After-film discussion with co-directors Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching. ** Ellen Martinez** was Associate Producer on TESTED, a feature documentary about educational inequality in the NYC public school system.

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CWS - Temporales

CWS - Temporales

Presentation of Temporales Review (the review of the MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish of NYU). Participants: Lila Zemborain Lila Zemborain is an Argentine author of several collections of poetry: Abrete sésamo debajo del agua (1993), Usted (1998), Guardianes del secreto (2002), translated into English as Guardians of the Secret (2009), Malvas orquídeas del mar (2004), translated into English as Mauve Sea-Orchids (2007), Rasgado (2006) –translated into French as Déchiré (2013), El rumor de los bordes (2011), Diario de la hamaca paraguaya (2014), Materia blanda (2014).

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

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

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).

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Aristocrats, Tarts, and Wastrels in 1932 Barcelona: The Private Lives of Josep Maria de Sagarra VIDEO AVAILABLE

Aristocrats, Tarts, and Wastrels in 1932 Barcelona: The Private Lives of Josep Maria de Sagarra VIDEO AVAILABLE

In 1930, Barcelona—an old industrial city straining under a military dictatorship—was enjoying the financial spoils of both World War I neutrality and the building explosion of the 1929 Universal Exposition. Yet a crucial political change was about to take place. When the Republic was declared in 1931, a new bourgeoisie began to supplant the old. With ironic detachment, Josep Maria de Sagarra captured the moment in an unparalleled novel, Private Life (1932).

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

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

Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond The Market” _Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba_ delved in the dynamics of production, distribution, preparation, consumption, and commercialization of food in contemporary Cuba. Acclaimed food writer Anya von Bremzen and awarded director Asori Soto commented on their most recent projects, having 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.

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KJCC Poetry Series - Carson y la decreación 4: Mónica de la Torre

KJCC Poetry Series - Carson y la decreación 4: Mónica de la Torre

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.

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Granados at NYU

Granados at NYU

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. PANELS AT KJCC “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)

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Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question & the Spanish Crisis

Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question & the Spanish Crisis

Organized by Josep Maria Muñoz (King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization; Historian, Director of L’Avenç magazine) Over the past few years, Spain has been going through a profound crisis, which has not only damaged the whole economicand social fabric, but also affected the entire political and institutional system. In the political debate, the notion of “crisis of the regime” established by the 1978 Constitution has often been alluded to and even the need for a “Second Transition” has been raised.

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Towers, Letters, and Ferris Wheels: Alternative Spaces for Cuban Writing

Towers, Letters, and Ferris Wheels: Alternative Spaces for Cuban Writing

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond the Market” presents: Alternative Spaces of Cuban Cultural Life: Torre de Letras, La Noria, and Colección G. Click to listen to the conversation that Cuban authors and critics Reina María Rodríguez, Gilberto Padilla, and Oscar Cruz, sustained with Walfrido Dorta (In-house Postdoctoral Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond the Market”). The event was introduced by Ana Dopico, Director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

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TRUMP FUTURES TEACH-IN

TRUMP FUTURES TEACH-IN

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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KJCC Poetry Series - Carson y la decreación 3: Bianca Stone

KJCC Poetry Series - Carson y la decreación 3: Bianca Stone

Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist, and the author of Someone Else’s Wedding Vows, Poetry Comics From the Book of Hours, and artist/collaborator on a special illustrated edition of Anne Carson’s Antigonick. She runs the Ruth Stone Foundation & Monk Books with her husband, the poet Ben Pease in Vermont. With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish.

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Super Extra Grande: (Science) Fictions for a Small Island

Super Extra Grande: (Science) Fictions for a Small Island

A conversation with Cuban author YOSS, Walfrido Dorta and Maria Cabrera Arús, In-house Postdoctoral Fellows, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond The Market.” In English and Spanish. Reception to follow.

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Super Extra Grande: A Conversation with YOSS

Super Extra Grande: A Conversation with YOSS

Super Extra Grande: (Science) Fictions for a Small Island A Conversation with Cuban Author YOSS Click to listen to the conversation that María A. Cabrera Arús and Walfrido Dorta had with Cuban writer José Miguel Sánchez (Yoss) in the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University, on Friday October 28th, 2016 at 6:00 pm. The event was introduced by Ana M. Dopico, director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, and was part of the Sawyer seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond the Market.

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Eat Spain up! - Burgos: Rooted in Tradition

Eat Spain up! - Burgos: Rooted in Tradition

Journey into the province of Burgos, a Castilian region known for its no-nonsense approach to delicious food that is rooted in tradition. A short film screening will be followed by a food tasting and guided discussion with guest chefs and food experts. Screening: A COUNTRY TO EAT. Burgos: Roots [Spanish with English subt.] Irene Arzuaga, 2013 | Spain | 50 min. Ana Duato starts her journeys across Burgos at the Atapuerca archaeological site.

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Eat Spain up! - Madrid: Butterflies in the Stomach

Eat Spain up! - Madrid: Butterflies in the Stomach

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. GET YOUR TICKET HERE. Travel beyond the bustling capital city, into the unknown surrounding provinces. See the land, meet the people, and get a taste of the local flavor. A short film screening will be followed by a food tasting and guided discussion with discussion with guest chefs and food experts. Screening: A COUNTRY TO EAT. Madrid: Butterflies in the Stomach [Spanish with English subt.] Juan Echanove, 2010 | Spain | 40 min.

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Eat Spain up! - Extremadura: Born and Bred

Eat Spain up! - Extremadura: Born and Bred

A journey into the food and culture of Extremadura. A region where food and landscape are intimately joined; land of acorn fields and their famous inhabitants, the Iberian pig. Screening: A Country to Eat. Cáceres: ‘De Pata Negra’. [Spanish with English subt.] Irene Arzuaga, 2013 | Spain | 50 min. Ana Duato takes us on a trip into the province of Cáceres where we discover the centuries old tradition of raising the Iberian pig and learn the process of producing the world famous Iberian ham.

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Journalism in Mexico Now

Journalism in Mexico Now

With two of Mexico’s most prominent journalists: John M. Ackerman, one of Mexico’s leading public intellectuals, and David Brooks, U.S. correspondent for the Mexican daily La Jornada. Moderated by Roque Planas of The Huffington Post. John M. Ackerman is one of Mexico’s leading public intellectuals, writing bi-weekly columns at both the daily La Jornada and at Proceso magazine. He also writes frequently on Latin American politics for the international press, including Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, The Nation and The Atlantic.

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Opening: Spain's Eleven. Eleven Gastronomy Icons From Spain / Estrada Design Kitchen

Opening: Spain's Eleven. Eleven Gastronomy Icons From Spain / Estrada Design Kitchen

Spain’s Eleven. Eleven Gastronomy Icons From Spain # Estrada Design Kitchen # October 21 - December 16 Opening: Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. A journey across Spain’s geography through its most relevant foods, from cheeses to wine to olive oil, its fish preserves spices or its coveted ham. A collection of photographs by various artists that highlights the iconic foods of Spain and their relationship to the land and the people.

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KJCC Poetry Series - Carson y la decreación 2: Luis Felipe Fabre / Ugly Duckling Presse

KJCC Poetry Series - Carson y la decreación 2: Luis Felipe Fabre / Ugly Duckling Presse

“Anne Carson and Decreation” (2) Participants: Luis Felipe Fabre and Ugly Duckling Presse Committee. Luis Felipe Fabre (1974) is a poet and critic based in Mexico City. He has published a volume of essays, Leyendo agujeros: Ensayos sobre (des)escritura, antiescritura y no escritura, and the poetry collections Cabaret Provenza, La sodomía en la Nueva España, and Poemas de terror y de misterio. He has been curator of the Poesía en Voz Alta Festival and Todos los originales serán destruídos, an exhibition of contemporary art made by poets.

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CWS: RECONSTRUCCIÓN DE LA ESCENA DEL CRIMEN: Ficción, archivo y memoria

CWS: RECONSTRUCCIÓN DE LA ESCENA DEL CRIMEN: Ficción, archivo y memoria

Creative Writing in Spanish presenta: “RECONSTRUCCIÓN DE LA ESCENA DEL CRIMEN: Ficción, archivo y memoria”, con la escritora chilena Nona Fernández. En diálogo con Diamela Eltit. Nona Fernández es escritora, actriz y guionista. Ha publicado las novelas Mapocho (2002), Av. 10 de Julio Huamachuco (2007), Fuenzalida (2012), Space invaders (2013) y Chilean Electric (2015). También ha publicado tres obras de dramaturgia teatral y es la autora de diversos guiones de teleseries.

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Proximities/Distances: Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Performance Theories and Practices

Proximities/Distances: Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Performance Theories and Practices

Curated by Cristina Colmena (PhD Candidate, NYU Spanish Department) and Ana Sánchez Acevedo (PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center) PROXIMITIES/DISTANCES is a two-day event, exploring ideas and practices of proximity and distance in contemporary Spanish and Latin American theatre, performance and dance through the talks with creators and performers. Drawing on the current interest in relational strategies and investigating the connections between art and audiences, the aesthetic and the socio-political, it will examine a diverse range of dramaturgies that bring these different media into contact.

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KJCC Poetry Series - Carson y la decreación 1: Rachel Levitsky

KJCC Poetry Series - Carson y la decreación 1: Rachel Levitsky

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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A New Farewell to Spain? Catalonia, the Spanish Crisis, and the Echoes of 1898

A New Farewell to Spain? Catalonia, the Spanish Crisis, and the Echoes of 1898

Josep Maria Muñoz (Fall 2016 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization; Historian, Director of L’Avenç magazine) In Spain today, one hears old lamentations about new crises. The lasting impact of the 2008 financial crisis and its social consequences have produced a persistent new pessimism, one that has overshadowed the decades of economic growth and social welfare that Spain achieved with a democratic government and integration into the European Union.

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Farewell reading

Farewell reading

Second-year students Farewell Reading and presentation of Temporales, the online MFA literary magazine. Presented by Rubén Ríos Ávila. 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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Storytelling Cuba: Jon Lee Anderson in Conversation

Storytelling Cuba: Jon Lee Anderson in Conversation

Join Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer, in his final public event entitled “Cubama: The U.S., Cuba and the Political Horizon.”

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PEN / KJCC Poetry Series / CWS: Voces que migran: Cristina Rivera Garza (México) e Irene Gruss (Argentina)

PEN / KJCC Poetry Series / CWS: Voces que migran: Cristina Rivera Garza (México) e Irene Gruss (Argentina)

Introduced by Lila Zemborain. Cristina Rivera Garza is the award-winning author of six novels, three collections of short stories, five collections of poetry and three non-fiction books. Originally written in Spanish, these works have been translated into multiple languages. The recipient of the Roger Caillois Award for Latin American Literature (Paris, 2013); as well as the Anna Seghers (Berlin, 2005), she is the only author who has won the International Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize twice, in 2001 and again in 2009.

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STORYTELLING THE REVOLUTION - Narrative and Latin American Revolutionary Politics 1959-2016 - SYMPOSIUM

STORYTELLING THE REVOLUTION - Narrative and Latin American Revolutionary Politics 1959-2016 - SYMPOSIUM

FOLLOW THE SYMPOSIUM LIVE HERE or go to http://livestream.com/nyu-tv/KJCCSymposium Storytelling the Revolution brings together distinguished journalists, historians, and activists who have witnessed, helped narrate, and in some cases personally participated in, Latin America’s revolutionary experiences from 1959 to the present day. We will consider how the story of revolution in the Americas has been told over the last half century, and how those narratives have been enshrined or contested. Across two days, participants will reconsider the history of the recent history of Cuba, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela and their own roles in shaping the story.

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Displaced Empathies: The Abolitionist as Witness and Translator by Gerard Aching

Displaced Empathies: The Abolitionist as Witness and Translator by Gerard Aching

Gerard Aching is Professor of Africana and Romance Studies at Cornell University, and Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University. Introduced by Gabriela Basterra (NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese.)

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Los misterios de Rita Indiana

Los misterios de Rita Indiana

Featuring Dominican writer, composer and vocalist Rita Indiana. Presented by Urayoán Noel. 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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Havana Film Festival New York: Las doce sillas / Twelve Chairs (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba, 1962, 94 min.) & Video de Familia (Humberto Padrón, Cuba, 2001, 47 min.)

Havana Film Festival New York: Las doce sillas / Twelve Chairs (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba, 1962, 94 min.) & Video de Familia (Humberto Padrón, Cuba, 2001, 47 min.)

The 17th Havana Film Festival New York (April 7-15) presents an exceptional program in celebration of the diversity of voices in Cuban and Latin American cinema, featuring stories that challenge and inspire us- expanding our perspectives. Festival highlights include a tribute to critically-acclaimed and publicly-adored Cuban actors Isabel Santos and Enrique Molina; a retrospective commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; panels on filmmaking and acting in Cuba; and World, US, and NY premieres of award-winning features by prominent and emerging cinema visionaries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and US-based Latinos.

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Havana Film Festival New York: Screenings and Panel

Havana Film Festival New York: Screenings and Panel

The 17th Havana Film Festival New York (April 7-15) presents an exceptional program in celebration of the diversity of voices in Cuban and Latin American cinema, featuring stories that challenge and inspire us- expanding our perspectives. Festival highlights include a tribute to critically-acclaimed and publicly-adored Cuban actors Isabel Santos and Enrique Molina; a retrospective commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; panels on filmmaking and acting in Cuba; and World, US, and NY premieres of award-winning features by prominent and emerging cinema visionaries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and US-based Latinos.

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Creative Writing in Spanish: Miguel Angel Hernández and Reinaldo Laddaga

Creative Writing in Spanish: Miguel Angel Hernández and Reinaldo Laddaga

Spanish writer Miguel Angel Hernández will read his text: “El arte en la novela: contaminaciones entre crítica y literatura”; Argentinian wtiter Reinaldo Ladagga will present “Editor, curador, escritor, artista: juego de roles en la literatura y el arte contemporáneos.” Introduced by writer and essayist Sergio Chejfec (NYU Creative Writing in Spanish Program). With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish.

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El tema racial en el arte cubano contemporáneo: de Queloides a Drapetomanía

El tema racial en el arte cubano contemporáneo: de Queloides a Drapetomanía

The KJCC Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond the Market: Geopolitics and Interpretive Infrastructures in Humanities, Social Science and the Law” invites you to a conversatorio with Alexis Esquivel. Alexis Esquivel is a Cuban visual and performance artist whose work has often explored themes of history, race, and identity, particularly in a Cuban cultural context. In Spanish.

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Cross-site videoconference by Anna Kazumi-Stahl, Director, NYU Buenos Aires

Cross-site videoconference by Anna Kazumi-Stahl, Director, NYU Buenos Aires

A Cross-site videoconference by Anna Kazumi-Stahl, Site Director at NYU in Buenos Aires. 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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Poetas Neoberracos: Noel Jardines, Gabriel Jaime Caro y Jesús Blas Comas

Poetas Neoberracos: Noel Jardines, Gabriel Jaime Caro y Jesús Blas Comas

Introduced by Lila Zemborain **des parra**madas las limas lezamas******** maduras las uvas de la playa albina**** **agriadas las **indigestas nerudas**** **polutas las birrias zuritas** llegamos al severo** nirvana de los glicéridos *gerardos******* y al imperativo verbo de kozer el roto******** **con cutis espinas**sin **re medoalguno ****** y sin el alarde barro de los robertos******** tilánmilántilán*milán*tilón** milonga** ******** la alta defini**ción de neoberraco(1920 x1080 píxeles léxicos)************** **con su nueva etiqueta de las severísimas neoberracas**

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Beyond Sorrow: Rethinking Flamenco for the 21st Century

Beyond Sorrow: Rethinking Flamenco for the 21st Century

With flamenco singer Marina Heredia (Flamenco Festival New York), dancer, choreographer, writer, and organizer Paloma McGregor (Angela’s Pulse, Dancing While Black), Latina/o cultural theorist Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis), artist and performance theorist Sebastian Calderón Bentin (NYU Tisch School of the Arts), and flamenco dancer and scholar K. Meira Goldberg (CUNY Grad Center, Fashion Institute of Technology.) Historically, flamenco artistry was generated as a dazzling, resistant response to the discrimination and poverty endured by the Roma of Spain and other marginalized communities in Andalusia.

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Screening and discussion: Los Sures (Diego Echeverria, 60 min., 1984)

Screening and discussion: Los Sures (Diego Echeverria, 60 min., 1984)

This groundbreaking documentary **Los Sures **chronicles Latino lives in pre-gentrified Williamsburg inspiring the current collaborative UnionDocs project, LIVING LOS SURES. Discussion with former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Cynthia López, and UnionDocs founder Christopher Allen. Moderated by Pegi Vail (Associate Director, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History) **In collaboration with UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, **NYU Center for Media, Culture and History**[](https://wp.nyu.edu/cmch/), NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU Latino Studies Program, NYU Cinema Studies Department.

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Javier Calvo and Alejandro Zambra

Javier Calvo and Alejandro Zambra

Two Latin American fiction writers will read from their work: “Narciso en la taberna” by Javier Calvo and “Textos mezclados” by Alejandro Zambra. Presented by: Vanessa Londoño. 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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Reporting on War and Power in the Americas

Reporting on War and Power in the Americas

Join Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer, in his first public lecture entitled “Reporting on War and Power in the Americas.” Check the lecture below.

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Homero Aridjis: The Child Poet

Homero Aridjis: The Child Poet

A conversation between renowned Mexican poet Homero Aridjis, author of the memoir The Child Poet, and his daughter, Chloe Aridjis, who translated the book to English. 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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Yo persigo una forma: Presencia y vigencia de Darío

Yo persigo una forma: Presencia y vigencia de Darío

Poets and MFA former students Adalber Salas and Ezequiel Zaidenwerg will discuss on Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío’s legacy a hundred years after his death. Presented by: Mariela Dreyfus and Lila Zemborain. 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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SEIS PLUS: An Evening With The Bronx Photo League

SEIS PLUS: An Evening With The Bronx Photo League

The landscape may have changed, but the South Bronx is still home to photographers committed to documenting their neighborhoods from the inside. Chief among them are the members of the Bronx Photo League, a group whose recent Jerome Avenue Workers Project looks at a blue-collar community facing development and gentrification. Join us for a conversation with shooters David “Dee” Delgado, Nina Robinson, Rhynna Santos and Edwin Torres as we explore changing neighborhoods, technologies and audiences.

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 “Tribunes for the People: Rebel Latino Writers in American Journalism, From Ricardo Flores Magón and Jovita Idar to Jesús Colón”

“Tribunes for the People: Rebel Latino Writers in American Journalism, From Ricardo Flores Magón and Jovita Idar to Jesús Colón”

By Juan González,Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, (Columnist for The Daily News, co-host of Democracy Now! ) YOU CAN WATCH THE EVENT HERE IF YOU MISSED IT:

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La Ciudad (David Riker, 1998, US, 1h 28’)

La Ciudad (David Riker, 1998, US, 1h 28’)

Organized by NYU Professor James Fernández The film was screened at NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center when it first came out 15 years ago, and now we will screen the newly remastered version, at this special commemorative event. Director David Riker and some of the film’s cast will be present at the screening and discussion. Glenn Lovell wrote in “ Variety”: “A heartbreaking look at the abuses heaped on Latino laborers in New York City, David Riker’s “The City” can take its place beside such postwar neo-realist classics as Rossellini’s “Paisan” and Buñuel’s “Los Olvidados.

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Theoretical Approaches to Militant and Clandestine Images

Theoretical Approaches to Militant and Clandestine Images

Pablo La Parra Pérez (NYU), Lidia Mateo Leivas (CSIC). Respondents: Susana Draper (Princeton University), Allen Feldman (NYU), Sara Nadal-Melsió (NYU). Sponsored by NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. The seminar will take place at KJCC’s Portrait Room.

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Unpayable Debt: Capital, Activism and the Puerto Rican Financial Crisis

Unpayable Debt: Capital, Activism and the Puerto Rican Financial Crisis

With Frances Negrón (Columbia University), Juan González (Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations), Carlos Pabón (University of Puerto Rico), and Rafael Bernabe (University of Puerto Rico). Co-moderated by Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé (Fordham University) and Rubén Ríos (NYU). This event will be in English. Co-sponsored by CLACS.

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Juicio Oral: Los Entuertos del Quijote en la Versión Quechua

Juicio Oral: Los Entuertos del Quijote en la Versión Quechua

The recent news of the translation of the second part of don Quijote to Quechua –the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Andean region- has raised great expectations in Peru, Latin America and Spain, countries that are celebrating the 400th year anniversary of the book’s publication (part two,1615). However a careful reading of the Quechua version of Cervantes’ novel (part one), contains inaccuracies and arbitrariness that begin from the very title.

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Latino Performing Artists and Their Community

Latino Performing Artists and Their Community

Lin-Manuel Miranda, star of the Broadway hit Hamilton, and Sonia Manzano, _Sesame Street’s “_Maria,” in a public conversation with Juan González, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilization at New York University. This unprecedented event, hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, took place on November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square) **González**, the longtime _Daily News_ columnist and _Democracy Now_ co-host, will lead a dialogue with these acclaimed actors of stage and screen about their lives, their work, the arts, and the cultural politics that have shaped their careers and communities.

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Caribbean Subjects: Media, Culture and Representation

Caribbean Subjects: Media, Culture and Representation

Caribbean Subjects: Media, Culture and Representation This event will explore the uniqueness and the particularities of the cultural production and the ubiquitousness in the transnational cultural industries of Caribbean subjects. Bringing together a group of scholar of cultural industries, popular culture and race and gender dynamics in the region the presentations will explore the genealogies of Latino culture, the migration and cultural borrowing, cultural networks and the tensions between national identities and cosmopolitanism, high culture and popular culture.

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Migraciones en la escritura: bilingüismo, translingüismo, traducción, autotraducción

Migraciones en la escritura: bilingüismo, translingüismo, traducción, autotraducción

With Patricia de Souza (Coracora/París) and Daniel Alarcón (Lima/Birmingham). Introduced by Mariela Dreyfus.

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#CubAngola 40: Rethinking the 1975 African-Cuban War

#CubAngola 40: Rethinking the 1975 African-Cuban War

With Piero Gleijeses, Linda Heywood, Christabelle Peters, Adriano Mixinge, Tony Pinelli and Ned Sublette In November of 1975 the Cuban government made a major military intervention in Angola’s independence process. Forty years later we gather to commemorate this historical moment and its consequences with #CubAngola40 - a daylong symposium at New York University. The conference gathers participants, witnesses, critics and scholars to remember and reconsider the event, to illuminate its political and cultural consequences and rethink the relevance of this important chapter of Global South history.

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Marta Aponte Alsina and Julio Ramos

Marta Aponte Alsina and Julio Ramos

Introduced by Rubén Ríos.

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Close-ups on Revolution: the Nicaraguan Films of Marc Karlin

Close-ups on Revolution: the Nicaraguan Films of Marc Karlin

With SUSAN MEISELAS and HERMIONE HARRIS VOYAGES (1985), 42 min. SCENES FOR A REVOLUTION (1991), 110 min. MARK KARLIN (1943-1999), one of the greatest British filmmakers of his generation, created an outstanding body of philosophically rich, formally bold work that explored themes of history, memory, labour, and political agency in a time of neoliberal despair. Foremost among his achievements are the five films he made on the Nicaraguan revolution: spanning the Sandinista decade, focussing on rural and urban grassroots movements, attentive to the sadness and disappointments of the revolutionary process, they are a remarkable chronicle of a remarkable era.

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Gabriela Mistral: Conmociones

Gabriela Mistral: Conmociones

With Juan Gelpí (Universidad de Puerto Rico) -“Entre la paz y la Guerra Fría: La docencia de Gabriela Mistral en la Universidad de Puerto Rico”- and Diamela Eltit -“Gabriela Mistral, signos y consignas”. Moderated by Lila Zemborain.

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Celebrate Mexico Now 2015:  12th Morelia International Film Festival Winners

Celebrate Mexico Now 2015: 12th Morelia International Film Festival Winners

A Celebrate Mexico Now tradition lives on. The Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico’s most renowned gatherings for contemporary cinema, presents six award winning short films from its 2014 edition ranging from animation to documentary: Man of Maze ( El hombre del maíz ) by Irving Mondragón; and Stories (Historias) by Ana Ireri Campos Estrada - Special Mention for a Short Documentary Never Come Back (Nunca regreses) by José Leonardo Díaz Vega - Best Work from the Michoacan Section 9:30 am (9:30 am) by Alfonso de la Cruz - Best Animated Short Film The Wear of Agony (El sudor de la agonía) by Mariano Rentería Garnica - Best Short Documentary Ramona (Ramona) by Giovanna Zacarías - Best Short Fiction Film All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

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Hashtag Latinidad

Hashtag Latinidad

This panel will engage the potential and problematics of social media from a Latin@ perspective. Bringing together a scholar, an influencer, and a writer/performer, the panel seeks to move beyond simply celebratory or cautionary approaches in an effort to capture the complexity of Latin@ social media. We also hope to explore the hashtag as a tool for research, activism, and community and creative work. #HashLat. Panelists: Jillian Báez (College of Staten Island, CUNY), George Torres (Sofrito Media Group, @urbanjibaro), and Jennifer Tamayo (writer, performer, Managing Editor for Futurepoem).

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Opening: Seis del Sur - BARRIOS / “\ˈbär-ē-ˌōz\”

Opening: Seis del Sur - BARRIOS / “\ˈbär-ē-ˌōz\”

*“Seis del Sur: Barrios \ˈbär-ē-ˌōz* is a photographic group exhibition featuring both the vintage and contemporary photojournalistic and social documentary work of the six members of the Seis del Sur Photo Collective: Joe Conzo, Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David González, Francisco Molina Reyes II, and Edwin Pagán.
The exhibition builds on their documentary photography in the Bronx to create a wider imaginary for the barrios and communities of LatinoAmerica. The works featured in “Barrios” (\ˈbär-ē-ˌōz) invoke, reclaim, and explode the notion of the “barrio” in order to reflect on community as experience and metaphor in Latino and Latin America.

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“Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Economic Collapse in America’s Biggest Colony And What Can be Done About It”

“Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Economic Collapse in America’s Biggest Colony And What Can be Done About It”

by Juan González, Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, Columnist for The Daily News, co-host of Democracy Now! TRANSCRIPT ANA DOPICO: My name is Ana Dopico. I’m the director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. And it’s my pleasure and honor to welcome you here tonight for the first lecture by Juan González as the Andrés Bello chair in Latin American culture and civilization at the Center and at New York University.

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Coleccion de Poesia Transatlántica del sello Amargord

Coleccion de Poesia Transatlántica del sello Amargord

With Benito Del Pliego (Spain), Mariela Dreyfus (Peru), Andrés Fischer (Chile), Forrest Gander (US), Pedro Larrea (Spain), Mercedes Roffé (Argentina), Roger Santiváñez (Peru) and Lila Zemborain (Argentina). Introduced by Edmundo Garrido (Chile). Agenda: 6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Lila Zemborain and Edmundo Garrido. 6:45 p.m. Readings by guest poets. 7:30 p.m. Intermission and book sales. 7:45 p.m. Reading by guest poets. 8:15 p.m. Open dialogue. 8:45 p.m. Reception. Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

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CORTOCIRCUITO 12th LATINO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK

CORTOCIRCUITO 12th LATINO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK

Corto Circuito was formed ten years ago to showcase short films made by filmmakers from and about Latin America, Spain and the United States. The festival is unique in its mission to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the roots, life and diverse cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities. Each year, the selections include animated and fictional short films, as well as documentaries and experimental works, many of which will be U.

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Expanding the Narrative: The Struggle for Latino Studies and American Higher Education

Expanding the Narrative: The Struggle for Latino Studies and American Higher Education

With Virginia Sánchez-Korrol (professor emerita and former chair of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York); and Carlos Muñoz Jr. (professor emeritus, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley. and founding chair of the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies (NACCS)). Organized and moderated by Juan González, Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, Columnist for The Daily News, co-host of Democracy Now!

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The Limit of Our Gaze – Women Filmmakers and Contemporary Documentary in Spain

The Limit of Our Gaze – Women Filmmakers and Contemporary Documentary in Spain

The Limit of Our Gaze is a showcase of Spanish non-fiction films directed by women and a series of panel discussions and Q&A’s with the guest filmmakers attending. The aim of the symposium is to reflect upon the aesthetics, poetics and political parameters in which Spanish non-fiction productions are made today and the limits, frontiers and trademarks of the feminine gaze. Access to the American market is often complicated for independent productions, so the documentary films to be showcased will allow American audiences, curators, distributors and programmers to have access to the current non-fiction Spanish panorama.

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La comunidad de la escritura

La comunidad de la escritura

With Lorea Canales (Mexico), Javier Guerrero (Venezuela), Richard Parra (Peru) and Rubén Sánchez Feliz (Dominican Republic). Moderated by Diamela Eltit.

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The Young Lords and the Modern Latino Community - SOLD OUT

The Young Lords and the Modern Latino Community - SOLD OUT

With Johanna Fernandez (Assistant Professor of History, Baruch College; author of the forthcoming book, When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974.); Darrel Wanzer-Serrano (Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Pubic Advocacy, The University of Iowa; author of The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation); Iris Morales (former leader of the Young Lords Party and producer of the PBS documentary, Palante, Siempre Palante!

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Aire – Visual Concert for Nomads

Aire – Visual Concert for Nomads

Aire – Visual Concert for Nomads is a cinematic, musical and poetic project that spans time and space. Exploring the nomadic nature of life, the piece is designed as a site-specific visual concert. This particular concert will showcase the music of the piece and precedes the final performance, which will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Washington DC as part of Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC (www.artallnightdc.com).

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Welcome Reading. Featuring MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish students.

Welcome Reading. Featuring MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish students.

Featuring MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish students. Presented by Rubén Ríos Ávila. 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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