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Spanish Cinema Days: Recent films from Spain (2016-2018)

Spanish Cinema Days: Recent films from Spain (2016-2018)

Five outstanding films have been carefully selected to showcase recent production from Spain. The lineup strikes a delicate balance between emerging talent and established filmmakers, as well as between commercial and independent productions. By featuring a variety of genres, languages, and geographical origin, this showcase brings North American audiences a glimpse into the state of the art in contemporary filmmaking from Spain. Schedule Friday, December 7, 2018 7.00 p.

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Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN

Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN

The Fury of a Patient Man (Raúl Arévalo / Spain / 2016 / 92 min) Synopsis Madrid, August 2007. Curro (Luis Callejo) is the only one arrested for the robbery of a jewelry store. Eight years later, his girlfriend Ana and their son are waiting for Curro to get out of prison. Jose is a solitary and reserved man who just doesn ́t seem to fit in anywhere. One morning he goes for a coffee at the bar wheRe Ana and her brother work.

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Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: THE MOTIVE

Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: THE MOTIVE

The Motive (Manuel Martin Cuenca / Mexico - Spain / 2017 / 112 min) Synopsis Alvaro dreams of becoming a great writer, but he is incapable of producing anything other than tedious, pretentious drivel. He works as a clerk for a notary in Seville and his passion for writing is the only thing that brightens up his otherwise dull existence. His wife Amanda couldn’t be more different. She’s always been down-to-earth and never dreamed of becoming a writer, yet she’s the one whose first novel ends up being a best-seller.

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Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE

Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Gustavo Salmerón / Spain / 2017 / 88 min) Synopsis This is the story about Julita, a matriarch whose three childhood wishes have been granted: lots of kids, a monkey, and a Spanish castle. At her 81 years old, one of her children needs to find the vertebra of his murdered great-grandmother, lost among the exorbitant amount of weird objects she has hoarded throughout her life, revealing a very picturesque family history.

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Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: BIRDBOY

Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: BIRDBOY

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero / Spain / 2016 / 76 min) Synopsis There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors.

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Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: HANDIA

Spanish Cinema Days | Film Screening: HANDIA

Handia (Aitor Arregi & Jon Garaño / Spain / 2017 / 114 min) Synopsis Having fought in the First Carlist War, Martin returns to his family farm in Gipuzkoa only to find that his younger brother, Joaquín, towers over him in height. Convinced that everyone will want to pay to see the tallest man on Earth, the siblings set out on a long trip all over Europe, during which ambition, money and fame will forever change the family’s fate.

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CWS Series | Presentation of Temporales magazine

Introduced by Lila Zemborain and editorial committee  

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Past Events

LATIN REEL / Film Screening and Discussion: RUSH HOUR

LATIN REEL / Film Screening and Discussion: RUSH HOUR

(Luciana Kaplan, 2017, 83min, In Spanish, English and Turkish with English and Spanish subtitles) NYC Premiere. Synopsis: Rush Hour is a documentary film about the daily odyssey that involves moving from home to work in three different cities around the world: Mexico City, Istanbul and Los Angeles. Three stories, three cities and three characters in different contexts but similar realities that survive long journeys and time of life lost. A panel discussion with filmmaker Luciana Kaplan will follow the screening.

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Andrés Bello Chair Professor Julio Ramos 2nd Public Lecture | Diverging Underground: The Experimental Films of José Rodríguez Soltero and Jaime Barrios in 1968

Andrés Bello Chair Professor Julio Ramos 2nd Public Lecture | Diverging Underground: The Experimental Films of José Rodríguez Soltero and Jaime Barrios in 1968

Julio Ramos is the Fall 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.  Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. His books include Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina: literatura y política en el sigo XIX(1989; translated by John D. Blanco as _Divergent Modernities_in 2002), Paradojas de la letra(1996, 2007), and Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual(2012).

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CWS Series | Conversation about the novel Sumar, by Diamela Eltit

CWS Series | Conversation about the novel Sumar, by Diamela Eltit

Diamela Eltit will be presenting her new novel Sumar. Featuring Julio Ramos (Andrés Bello Chair in Latin-American Cultures and Civilizations at KJCC) and Prof. Aurea María Sotomayor (Pittsburg University). Eltit is a well known Chilean writer and university professor and has been awarded with the Premio Nacional de Literatura de Chile. Diamela Eltit is one of Latin America’s most daring writers and is highly regarded for her avant-garde initiatives in the world of letters.

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CWS Series | Conversation with Cezanne Cardona and Francisco Font

CWS Series | Conversation with Cezanne Cardona and Francisco Font

Born in 1982, Cezanne Cardona Morales is a novelist, short story writer, professor, and columnist. In 2009 he won one of the Puerto Rico’s most prestigious literary awards, the Short Story Prize of the newspaper El Nuevo Día. In 2010 he published his first novel, La velocidad de lo perdido(Terranova Editores) He was included in El ojo del huracan, the new anthology of Puerto Rican short story writers (Editorial Norma) and in Kill the Ámpaya, The Best Latin American Baseball Fiction(Mendel Villar Press).

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NYUSPS CALA Fall 2018 Film Series | The Immigrant Experience: Visions of Diaspora on Film in America and Abroad

Screening of “La misma luna/Under the Same Moon” Dir. Patricia Riggen (Mexico, 2007). Introduced by Leonard Quart  About the Film Series  As immigration ignites new conversations in the U.S., it continues to be a divisive issue across the globe. This film series explores the experiences of people who leave their homeland seeking a better life and new opportunities. From the U.S. to Italy and Germany, these films portray the values and aspirations, dreams and nightmares associated with the places where immigrants and refugees settle.

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Simposio | Regímenes de alteración: literatura, droga y gobierno de la vida

Simposio | Regímenes de alteración: literatura, droga y gobierno de la vida

Organizado por Prof. Julio Ramos, Fall 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center El simposio, titulado Regímenes de alteración: literatura, droga y gobierno de la vida, se celebrará en el KJCC el 2 y 3 de noviembre de 2018. Facilitará la discusión y el intercambio entre investigadores que han trabajado el tema de la droga y los psicoactivos en la literatura y cultura latinoamericana desde distintos ángulos y expansiones transdisciplinarias.

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CWS Series | Conversation with Colombian writer Juan Cárdenas

Conversation with Colombian writer Juan Cárdenas. Featuring the author, Sergio Chejfec. Introduced by Juan de Dios Sánchez. CWS Series. KJCC, 7 p.m. Juan Cárdenas (1978) is a Colombian art critic, curator, translator and author of the novels Zumbido(451 Editores, 2010/ Periférica, 2017), Los estratos(Periférica, 2013), Ornamento(Periférica, 2015), Tú y yo, una novelita rusa(Cajón de sastre, 2016) and El diablo de las provincias(Periférica, 2017). He is also the author of the short story collections Carreras delictivas(451 Editores, 2008) and Volver a comer del árbol de la ciencia(Tusquets, 2018).

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CWS Series | Conversation about the work of Argentine writer María Moreno

Conversation about the work of Argentine writer María Moreno. Featuring the author and Germán Garrido, Borough of Manhattan Community College. María Moreno is a journalist and essayist. She has written the novel El affair Skeffington (1992), the books of essays A tontas y a locas (2001), El fin del sexo y otras mentiras (2002) and Subrayados (2013); and the non-fiction books El petiso orejudo (1994), Vida de vivos (2005), Banco a la sombra (2007) and La comuna de Buenos Aires (2011).

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KJCC Poetry Series | Reading of the book of poems Gravedad

Photo by Violette Bule Conversation about the book Gravedad. Poemas reunidos, by Mariela Dreyfus. Featuring the author,Julio Ortega (Brown University) and Ina Salazar (Université de Caen-Basse Normandie). Introduced by Lila Zemborain. Mariela Dreyfus is a Peruvian poet, essayist and translator who has lived in New York since 1989. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Columbia University. As a poet she has published the poetry collections Memorias de Electra(Lima, 1984), Placer fantasma(Lima, 1993), Ónix(Lima, 2001), Pez(Lima, 2005) –translated into English as Pez/Fish(New Delhi, 2014)-, Morir es un arte(Lima, 2010; 2014), Cuaderno músico precedido de Morir es un arte(Madrid, 2015), all of them included in the single volume, Gravedad.

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KJCC Poetry Series | Conversation about the Conversation about the book "Gravedad. Poemas reunidos", by Mariela Dreyfus.

Conversation about the book Gravedad. Poemas reunidos, by Mariela Dreyfus. Featuring the author, Julio Ortega (Brown University) and Ina Salazar (Université de Caen-Basse Normandie). Introduced by Lila Zemborain. Poetry Series/CWS Series. KJCC, 7 p.m.

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Ceremony: Jerrilynn D. Dodds medal by Consul General Rafel Conde de Saro

Introductory remarks by Philippe de Montebello Jerrilynn D. Dodds is Harlequin Adair Dammann Chair in Islamic Studies at Sarah Lawrence College. BA, Barnard College. MA, PhD, Harvard University. Work has centered on issues of artistic interchange—in particular, among Christians, Jews, and Muslims—and how groups form identities through art and architecture; special interest in the arts of Spain and the history of architecture. Author of _Architecture and Ideology in Early Medieval Spain_ and _NY Masjid: The Mosques of New York_ and co-author of _Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture,_ among other books and publications.

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MexicoNow: 68 Voices by Gabriela Badillo

MexicoNow: 68 Voices by Gabriela Badillo

68 Voices is a series of animated shorts that retell 68 indigenous stories narrated their native tongues. Created by Gabriella Badillo under the premise that “no one can love what they do not know,” 68 voices seeks to strengthen bonds between indigenous and non-indigenous language speakers; fostering pride in the indigenous communities that make up Mexico’s cultural richness. Q&A with Gabriela Badillo to follow.

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KJCC Poetry Series | Reading and conversation with Argentine poets Gerardo Jorge and Guadalupe Wernicke

Reading and conversation with Argentine poets Gerardo Jorge and Guadalupe Wernicke Gerardo Jorge (1980) published the books El hipérbaton (Spiral Jetty, 2011) and Visión de las ciudades (Mansalva, 2014). He won the 2015 Silver Lira at the Lira Festival (Ecuador), which awards the best poetry books published in Spanish every two years. In 2014 he founded the editorial “n direcciones” that has more than 20 titles published. He has a PhD in Literature from the University of Buenos Aires.

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CWS Series | Conversation about the work of Peruvian writer Gabriela Wiener

Conversation about the work of Peruvian writer Gabriela Wiener. Featuring the author and Mariela Dreyfus. Introduced by Natalia Sanchez. CWS Series. KJCC, 7 p.m. Gabriela Wiener is a writer and journalist. She has published the books Sexografías, Nueve Lunas, Llamada perdida, Dicen de mí and the poetry book Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu.Her texts have been published in nationals and internationals anthologies and have been translated into English, Portuguese, French and Italian.

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Film Screening: El verdugo (The Executioner)

Film Screening: El verdugo (The Executioner)

Luis Garcia Berlanga’s black-comedy masterpiece of 1963, _El verdugo_ critiques Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner’s daughter and reluctantly takes over her father’s job. Influenced by Italian neorealism, this caustic film depicts what Berlanga called “the invisible traps that society sets up for us”. A personal attack on both capital punishment and Fascist Spain, it evaded the state censors and is now regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of all time.

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Film Screening and Discussion: La grieta (The Divide)

Film Screening and Discussion: La grieta (The Divide)

Film Screening and Discussion: La grieta (The Divide), directed by Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz (Spain, 2017, 76’) Following the local government’s sale of thousands of public apartments to foreign investment funds in 2013, many families living in Madrid were forced to leave their homes. This film takes a hard look and, despite the implicit drama, is not without humor when it comes to two women and their families reluctant to leave the unique neighborhood of Villaverde.

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New Puerto Rican Cinema: Emerging Filmmakers

Introduced by Licia Fiol-Matta (NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese) and moderated by Jennifer Duprey (Rutgers University Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies). A conversation with the creators of _El silencio del viento_2017 (The Silence of the Wind), _El Chata_2017 (The Sparrow), and _Antes que cante el gallo_2016 (Before the Rooster Crows). Students and the academic community at NYU will have the opportunity to dialogue with the directors, some of the actors, screenwriters, sound designers, and producers of these three groundbreaking Puerto Rican films.

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Andrés Bello Chair Professor Julio Ramos 1st Public Lecture | Detroit´s Rivera: public art, film & labor

Andrés Bello Chair Professor Julio Ramos 1st Public Lecture | Detroit´s Rivera: public art, film & labor

Detroit´s Rivera: public art, film and labor Introduction and Screening by Julio Ramos Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. His books include Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina: literatura y política en el sigo XIX (1989; translated by John D. Blanco as Divergent Modernities in 2002), Paradojas de la letra (1996, 2007), and Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual (2012).

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KJCC Poetry Series | Reading of the book of poems Juana I

KJCC Poetry Series | Reading of the book of poems Juana I

This reading will introduce the bilingual edition of Ana Arzoumanian’s Juana I to American audiences. Arzoumanian’s genre-defying tour de force is delivered via a trance-like, first person narration that collapses time and space. It is both a love poem to and poetic justice for Juana of Castile, aka “Juana la Loca” the mad queen of Spain. Performed in Spanish and English by Gabriel Amor and Ana Arzoumanian and preceded by a short animated film.

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Panel discussion | Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

Conversation on the exhibit Miradas Paralelas/Parallel Looks. Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror with curator Zara Fernández; photographers Soledad Córdoba (Spain) and Gohar Dashti (Iran); and Carmen Fernández-Távora, deputy director of the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation. The discussion will be in English and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation in both languages. “Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror,” curated by Zara Fernández and Santiago Olmo, provides the platform for the first encounter between female photographers from Iran and Spain who, despite their distant origins, surprise us with their affinities.

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Exhibit | Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

ON VIEW from Tuesday, September 18 until Sunday, December 9, 2018. _Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror,_ provides the platform for the first encounter of twelve female photographers from Iran and Spain who, from such distant origins, unmistakably surprise us with their affinities. Curators Zara Fernández and Santiago Olmo’s sharp look has brought together in six well-differentiated couples. Shadi Gadirian and Soledad Córdoba’s symbolic universe; Cristina García Rodero and Hengameh Golestan, an authentic lyrical poetry of black and white weddings; the luminous papers, the profound colors that cross time in Rana Javadi and Amparo Garrido’s metaphorical portraits; weightless presences move through Ghazaleh Hedayat and Mayte Vieza’s cosmos; and disturbing meetings, urban visions, silent portraits, stories of fragility and solitude in María Zarazúa and Newsha Tavakolian’s photographs.

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NYUSPS CALA Spring 2018 Film Series: "El Laberinto del Fauno" (Pan's Laberynth)

NYUSPS CALA Spring 2018 Film Series: "El Laberinto del Fauno" (Pan's Laberynth)

The NYUSPS Center for Applied Liberal Arts Spring 2018 Film Series FROM THE OTHER SIDE: FOREIGN WAR FILMS is in conjunction with the NYU-SPS course War Films from the Other Side. Traditionally, war films tell only one side of the story—usually that of the victor. In the United States, where films from Hollywood dominate the box office and cultural conversations, the American point of view, both politically and socially, is most likely to be represented.

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CWS Series | Farewell Reading by Graduating Students from the MFA Program of Creative Writing in Spanish

CWS Series | Farewell Reading by Graduating Students from the MFA Program of Creative Writing in Spanish

Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program. In Spanish / Reception to follow Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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Symposium | Slave Pasts in the Present: Narrating Slavery through the Arts, Technology, and Tourism

Symposium | Slave Pasts in the Present: Narrating Slavery through the Arts, Technology, and Tourism

Organized by Keila Grinberg, Spring 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations at New York University Over the past few years, slavery has become a frequent theme in contemporary culture. Even though the topic has always been central in countries such as Brazil and the United States, it seems we have been watching more movies, soap operas and TV series on slavery than ever. Tourists are visiting historical sites and engaging in tours on the history and memory of the slave trade all over the Atlantic world.

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An Orphan's Tale. The History of the Orphan Manuscript in the Hispanic Society Library, by Dr. Mitchell A. Codding, Executive Director and President, Hispanic Society

An Orphan's Tale. The History of the Orphan Manuscript in the Hispanic Society Library, by Dr. Mitchell A. Codding, Executive Director and President, Hispanic Society

_La Historia del Huérfano_ by Andrés de León (1621) is a curious fiction novel in the style of a biography that remained unpublished until 2017. The manuscript has resided in the library of the Hispanic Society Museum since 1955 and is the only known manuscript of the book.  Organized by the Consulate General of Spain in New York, in collaboration with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, and NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

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JSCS@20: A Conference to Celebrate 20 Years of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies

JSCS@20: A Conference to Celebrate 20 Years of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies

Thursday April 19th, 2018 6:00-8:10 p.m. followed by reception / Friday April 20th, 2018 10:30-4:00 p.m. – Members of the editorial team explore new directions in Spanish Cultural Studies Speakers: Mari Paz Balibrea, Bryan Cameron, Georgina Dopico, Jo Labanyi, Jacques Lezra, Steven Marsh, Alberto Moreiras, Sara Nadal-Melsió, Tess Rankin, Paul Julian Smith, Carlos Varón, Teresa Vilarós. –

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KJCC Poetry Series | Entre Sillas y Estrellas: Featuring Peruvian Poet Rossella di Paolo and Chilean Poet and Screenwriter Malú Urriola

KJCC Poetry Series | Entre Sillas y Estrellas: Featuring Peruvian Poet Rossella di Paolo and Chilean Poet and Screenwriter Malú Urriola

Entre sillas y Estrellas: Featuring Peruvian poet Rossella di Paolo and Chilean poet and screenwriter Malú Urriola. Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program. In Spanish / Reception to follow Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door. __ Bio (Picture: Malú Arriola & Rossella di Paolo) Malú Arriola’s work has appeared in anthologies including 16 poetas chilenos (Santiago: Ediciones Cámara Chile, 1987). She participated with other Latin American writers in the Guía del Nuevo Siglo, edited by Julio Ortega (Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1998).

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CWS Series | Reading and Conversation with Puerto Rican author Pedro Cabiya

CWS Series | Reading and Conversation with Puerto Rican author Pedro Cabiya

Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program. In Spanish / Reception to follow Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door. __ Bio Pedro Juan Cabiya Ortiz, (2 November 1971), is a Puerto Rican born Caribbean writer, poet and filmmaker with an established residence in the Dominican Republic since 2001. His first book, Historias tremendas, was published in 1999 by Isla Negra Editores. The book, a collection of short-stories, was declared Best Book of The Year by Pen Club International and was a finalist of the Casa de Las Américas Award.

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Andrés Bello Chair Professor Keila Grinberg Second Public Lecture | Passados Presentes: Slavery and Memory Tourism in Rio de Janeiro

Andrés Bello Chair Professor Keila Grinberg Second Public Lecture | Passados Presentes: Slavery and Memory Tourism in Rio de Janeiro

Recently, slavery has become an important theme in memory tourism. Just last year, in Rio de Janeiro, the Valongo wharf, which was the arrival place of the highest number of enslaved Africans in the Atlantic, was recognized as a UNESCO site, and is now being visited by tourists and students more than ever. In this presentation, Professor Grinberg will discuss “Passados Presentes,” a public digital history project about slavery in Brazil.

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CWS Series | Reading and Conversation with Argentinian Writer Alan Pauls

CWS Series | Reading and Conversation with Argentinian Writer Alan Pauls

Reading and conversation with Argentinian writer Alan Pauls. (Picture: Martín Turnes/La Nación) Bio. Alan Pauls (born 22 April 1959 in Buenos Aires) is a writer, literary critic and screenwriter. He studied Literary Studies at the University of Buenos Aires, where he also later worked as a lecturer for Literary Theory. Winner of the Premio Herralde (2003) for his novel “The Past” (El Pasado). Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.

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Conversation | “The Brain Is a World”: Cajal as Explorer

Conversation | “The Brain Is a World”: Cajal as Explorer

(Picture: Drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal) Conversation on Cajal’s pioneering cartography of the brain in the context of his fascinating biographical trajectory. With Marisa Carrasco, Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Neural Science, and James D. Fernández, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. This event is part of the exhibit The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, held at NYU Grey Art Gallery between January 9 and March 31, 2018.

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CWS Series | Poetry Reading and Conversation with Argentinian Poet Maria Negroni

CWS Series | Poetry Reading and Conversation with Argentinian Poet Maria Negroni

Poetry reading and conversation with Argentinian poet Maria Negroni, director of the Masters in Creative Writing Spanish at Universidad del Tres de Febrero (Buenos Aires). (Picture: Joan Miro) Bio. María Negroni (born 1951 in Rosario, Argentina) is a poet, essayist, novelist and translator. She graduated from Columbia University, with a PhD in Latin American Literature. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.

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Cajal and the Enchanted Loom, by Rodolfo Llinás

Cajal and the Enchanted Loom, by Rodolfo Llinás

NEW LOCATION Lecture: Cajal and the Enchanted Loom Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 pm **Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Fourth Floor ** Kimmel Center for University Life - 60 Washington Square South (Picture: Drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal) Rodolfo Llinás is Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Physiology & Neuroscience at the NYU School of Medicine. More on Dr. Llinás This event is part of the exhibit The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, held at NYU Grey Art Gallery between January 9 and March 31, 2018.

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KJCC Poetry Series: Latin American Poetry from Ugly Duckling Presse

KJCC Poetry Series: Latin American Poetry from Ugly Duckling Presse

Please join Ugly Duckling Presse for a reading and book launch of Latin American authors and their translators. They will feature Chilean poet Soledad Marambio, Hilary Kaplan reading from her translations of Brazilian poet Marília Garcia, Elizabeth Zuba reading from her forthcoming translation of the Argentine writer Arnaldo Calveyra, and Jeannine Pitas reading from her recently published translations of Uruguayan poet Marosa di Giorgio. Curated by Lila Zemborain. Ugly Duckling Presse publishes several titles of Latin American poetry in translation and bilingual editions each year, through the Señal chapbook series for contemporary Latin American poetry and the Lost Literature series for important avant-garde works long out of print or unavailable to English readers.

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Andrés Bello Chair Professor Keila Grinberg First Public Lecture: Slavery, Illegal Enslavement and International Conflicts in 19th-Century South America

Andrés Bello Chair Professor Keila Grinberg First Public Lecture: Slavery, Illegal Enslavement and International Conflicts in 19th-Century South America

Keila Grinberg, Andrés Bello Chair Professor for Spring 2018, will devote her first public lecture to the ways in which the presence of Brazilian slavery and the illegal enslavement of women and children on the border between Brazil and Uruguay affected international relations between the countries of the La Plata region in the nineteenth century. This contributed fundamentally to the growing tensions that led to the beginning of the Paraguay war (1864-1870), whose causes , however, have been debated ever since the war ended, and remain controversial among historians.

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Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom - A Symposium

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom - A Symposium

This symposium will gather scholars and artists discussing the figure of José Antonio Aponte and the recent exhibit in view at KJCC NYU from February 23 to May 4, Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom. Speakers include: Katy Fleming (NYU Provost), Ana Dopico (Director, KJCC), Jill Lane (Director, CLACS), Ada Ferrer (NYU), Sibylle Fischer (NYU), Jorge Pavez (Universidade de São Paulo), Greg Childs (Brandeis University), Tomás Fernández Robaina (Biblioteca Nacionl José Martí, Havana), Odette Casamayor (University of Connecticut), Sara E.

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Third Thursdays: (IN)VISIBLE MIGRANTS AND THE SEA IN BETWEEN

Third Thursdays: (IN)VISIBLE MIGRANTS AND THE SEA IN BETWEEN

Round table followed by Q&A and refreshments Featuring: -Andrew Rebatta, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Curator of FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures Works by undocumented Chinese, run aground in NYC in 1993 -James D. Fernández, NYU, Spanish & Portuguese Dept. “When Spain Was a S**thole country: Spanish immigrants in the US 1868-1945” -J.P. Sniadecki, Northwestern, School of Communication Director of El Mar La Mar (2017) Documentary Film & The Mexico-US Border

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Documentary Film Screening | "Santiago Ramón y Cajal-Las mariposas del alma" (Butterflies of the Soul) and "Bluebrain Year 7"

Documentary Film Screening | "Santiago Ramón y Cajal-Las mariposas del alma" (Butterflies of the Soul) and "Bluebrain Year 7"

(Picture: Drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal) This film screening includes: Santiago Ramón y Cajal—Las mariposas del alma, directed by Ana Martínez for Televisión Española, 2006, 59 min. (with English subtitles); and Bluebrain Year 7, excerpts from an ongoing documentary project directed by Noah Hutton, which follows neuroscience research around the world, focusing in particular on Henry Markram’s Blue Brain Project in Switzerland. With commentary and Q&A by Noah Hutton and Benjamin Ehrlich, author of a forthcoming biography of Cajal.

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CWS: Revista Temporales

CWS: Revista Temporales

Introduced by Lila Zemborain Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program. In Spanish / Reception to follow Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door. __ Check Revista Temporales ONLINE!

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KJCC Chair Professor María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco's 2nd Public Lecture | Picasso’s Guernica in New York: From Political Icon to Museum Masterpiece?

KJCC Chair Professor María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco's 2nd 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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NYUSPS CALA Fall 2017 Film Series: "Flying Down to Rio"

NYUSPS CALA Fall 2017 Film Series: "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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CWS: Third Round Table “Ten years of the MFA”

CWS: Third Round Table “Ten years of the MFA”

Presented by Clairette Atri, Marta Sanchís, Guillermo Severiche | Moderator: Rubén Ríos Ávila Participants: Javier Peñalosa (México): Ha sido Becario del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura, de la Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas y del New York Fund for the Arts. En 2017 obtuvo el Premio Joaquín Xirau Icaza del Colegio de México por su libro de poesía Los que regresan. Fernanda Trías (Uruguay): Narradora uruguaya. Autora de las novelas Cuaderno para un solo ojo, La azotea y La ciudad invencible, y el volumen de cuentos No soñarás flores.

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Symposium | Art and Power: From Museum to Real World

Symposium | Art and Power: From Museum to Real World

This two-day conference aims to foster discussion about the relationship between art and power, including reflections on the appropriation of visual and print culture by political regimes; the intersections of so-called high culture and popular culture in dictatorships or periods of political crisis; and the constructions of history in light of current events. Speakers will include poets, curators, historians of art and propaganda, and contemporary artists. Spain serves as a central point of reference for a number of the presentations, including cases such as the recent exhibition Campo cerrado.

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CWS: Peruvian Writer and Critic Julio Ortega’s In Dialogue with Diamela Eltit

CWS: Peruvian Writer and Critic Julio Ortega’s In Dialogue with Diamela Eltit

Presented by Natalia Chamorro Julio Ortega (Perú): Novelista, poeta, dramaturgo y crítico literario. Galardonado con los premios Juan Rulfo de cuento y Casa de América de ensayo, entre otros. Actualmente es Profesor de Estudios Hispánicos en Brown University. Sus libros más recientes son Ecuador cuenta (2014), Imagen y semejanza de Carlos Fuentes (2016) y la antología Nuevo relato mexicano (2017). Diamela Eltit (Chile): Global Distinguished Professor de la Maestría de Escritura Creativa en Español en NYU.

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Exhibit Opening: 'Condor' - Photographs by João Pina

Exhibit Opening: 'Condor' - Photographs by João Pina

Condor is a tribute to the memory of the victims of Operation Condor, a secret military plan implemented in 1975 by six Latin American countries ruled by right wing military dictatorships to eliminate their political opponents. This plan resulted in “extrajudicial executions” of tens of thousands of people. For almost a decade João Pina, has traveled extensively trough Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to document what is left of the Condor years.

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CWS: Second Round Table “Ten years of the MFA”

CWS: Second Round Table “Ten years of the MFA”

Introduced by Ángel Antonio Ruiz, Marta Mearin y Franco Cárcamo | Moderated by Mariela Dreyfus Participants: Adalber Salas Hernández (Caracas, 1987). Poeta, ensayista, traductor. Autor de varios libros, entre ellos Extranjero (bid&co. editor, 2010; Común Presencia, 2012), Salvoconducto (XXXVI Premio de Poesía Arcipreste de Hita; Pre-textos, 2015) o mínimos (Amargord, 2016). Asimismo, ha publicado traducciones de Marguerite Duras, Antonin Artaud, Charles Wright, Mário de Andrade, Hart Crane y Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau.

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KJCC Poetry Series - 'La Tinusa. Poetas latinoamericanos in the USA' (Mexico: Aldus, 2016)

KJCC Poetry Series - 'La Tinusa. Poetas latinoamericanos in the USA' (Mexico: Aldus, 2016)

Arturo Dávila, Mariela Dreyfus, Consuelo Hernández,Luis Perez Oramas,Roger Santiváñez and Lila Zemborain. Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. In Spanish / Reception to follow Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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Celebrate Mexico Now Festival: A Celebration for the 100th Anniversary of Juan Rulfo's Birth

Celebrate Mexico Now Festival: 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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KJCC Poetry Series - Reading and Dialogue with Tamara Kamenszain and Sylvia Molloy

KJCC Poetry Series - Reading and Dialogue with Tamara Kamenszain and Sylvia Molloy

Introduced by Lila Zemborain Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center In Spanish/ Reception to follow Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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CWS: First Round Table “Ten years of the MFA”

CWS: First Round Table “Ten years of the MFA”

Introduced by Lila Zemborain Participants: Ezequiel Zaidenwerg, Soledad Marambio and Juan Manuel Robles Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program. In Spanish / Reception to follow Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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CWS: Award-winning Cuban Writer Leonardo Padura In Dialogue with Journalist Jon Lee Anderson

CWS: Award-winning Cuban Writer Leonardo Padura In Dialogue with Journalist Jon Lee Anderson

Introduced by Rubén Ríos Avila A legend in investigative journalism and key figure at The New Yorker, Jon Lee Anderson will be the host of a public interview with one of the great Cuban journalists and writers of today, Leonardo Padura. As of 2007, he became one of the island’s best known writers internationally. He was offered Princess of Asturias Award for Literature in 2015. Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.

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Santiago Álvarez: Cuban Documentary, Cinema and the Third World

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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Creative Writing in Spanish Program: “Ten years of the MFA”

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. Sponsored by NYU MFA Program of Creative Writing in Spanish. Free and Open to the Public. Id required at the door.

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KJCC Fall Chair Professor María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco First Public Lecture: The Perception of Spanish Art in America: A History of Changes

KJCC Fall Chair Professor María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco First Public Lecture: 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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Symposium on Cuba-U.S. Relations

Symposium on Cuba-U.S. Relations

The symposium is designed to inform an engaged, select New York audience about the practicalities and complexities of Cuba-U.S. relations in this moment. Our event forms part of the NYU Mellon Sawyer Seminar, _Cuban Futures Beyond the Market: Geopolitics and Interpretive Infrastructures in Humanities, Social Science, and the Law._ The Symposium is part of the King Juan Carlos Center’s legacy of hosting world leaders, scholars, and policy makers who craft and influence the politics and history of the Americas.

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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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Race and the Making of Contemporary Cuba

Race and the Making of Contemporary Cuba

This gathering is part of the Sawyer Mellon Seminar Project Cuban Futures Beyond the Market. It brings to campus afro-Cuban intellectuals, artists, historians, social scientists and activists whose projects directly address race and the making of culture in Cuba today. This is a Sawyer Mellon Seminar invitation-only event. PROGRAM 12 PM: Film Screening _Obsesión: Hip Hop del Otro Lado_ (2016) -Kimberly Bautista | Film-maker First Session: National Culture: Genealogies, Institutions, Emerging Disciplines

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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 and the Spanish Crisis

Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question and 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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José Quiroga
"Wanton Escapes: A Primer on Flight"
José Muñoz Memorial Lecture

José Quiroga "Wanton Escapes: A Primer on Flight" José Muñoz Memorial Lecture

On June 28, 1856, residents of Havana were called upon to witness yet another neighbor who had decided to get himself onto a balloon and fly. Balloon flights had become a fad and a frenzy in Havana at that time: Virginia Marotte, from Orleans, was the first woman aeronaut, and it is said that Domingo Blinó ecstatically threw pigeons, flowers, poems–and apparently two goats– overboard before he crashed near the port of Mariel.

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

VIDEO: Scroll drown to Related Media for recorded symposium - SPANISH VERSION. See Panel 1 here (scroll down to Related Media at bottom of the page for rest of panels in SPANISH): For an ENGLISH version go to: http://livestream.com/nyu-tv/KJCCSymposium or click in the window below Storytelling the Revolution brought 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.

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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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Zuleica Romay: Estudios Afroamericanos en la Cuba del Siglo XXI

Zuleica Romay: Estudios Afroamericanos en la Cuba del Siglo XXI

Zuleica Romay, former director of the Instituto Cubano del Libro and now Director of the Program on Afro American Studies at Casa de las Americas, will be at NYU KJCC/CLACS speaking on “Estudios afroamericanos en la Cuba del silo XXI.” In Spanish. Lunch will be provided. Zuleica Romay | Credits: In Havana with Risquet

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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! )

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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:  Lin Manuel Miranda and Sonia Manzano in Conversation with Juan Gónzalez

Latino Performing Artists and their Community: Lin Manuel Miranda and Sonia Manzano in Conversation with Juan Gónzalez

Hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity. Introduced by NYU Vice Provost Uli Baer and KJCC Director Ana Dopico. Juan González, the longtime _Daily News_ columnist and _Democracy Now_ co-host, will led a dialogue with these acclaimed writers and performers 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

Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare funding for the island.

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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).

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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

The Young Lords and the Modern Latino Community

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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Lecture | Between Basques and Jews: How the Spaniards became a Race, by Jean-Frédéric Schaub

Lecture | Between Basques and Jews: How the Spaniards became a Race, by Jean-Frédéric Schaub

During Spain’s transition to democracy, the Basque nationalists resumed spreading the old theory that their people’s stock had a biological specific profile. Non-nationalist Basque intellectuals reacted by reminding that the myth of the Basque racial identity was tightly related to the Spanish Medieval hatred against the Jews and the Moors. The lecture will present the vain quest for a Spanish ethnic identity, since the Renaissance to Modern times, by considering its relationship with both the segregation of the religious minorities and the fetishizing of the Basque purity.

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Lecture | Universalism and Racism, by Professor Jean-Frédéric Schaub

Lecture | Universalism and Racism, by Professor Jean-Frédéric Schaub

This presentation examines the contradictions that emerged between universalist ambitions and three historical processes: categorization, segregation, and extermination. In studying the societies of the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern era, the question arises of the incompatibility between, on the one hand, Saint Paul’s message (“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

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