Event | Discussion

Colloquium @ KJCC Library: "Transatlantic Connections: Historical Memory and Transnational Justice”

Presented by José Colmeiro (U. of Auckland). Introduced by Ameya Tripathi (Spanish and Portuguese, NYU)

October 12, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KJCC Library, Room 215
Pre-registration is required by October 10: https://forms.gle/bZSDWizCa1rxQsr47
Proof of vaccination and booster will be required for Non-NYU attendees.

More info here: https://wp.nyu.edu/eltaller/october-12-transatlantic-connections-historical-memory-and-transnational-justice/

This presentation focuses on the transnational aspect of memories in the Hispanic world, with attention to the post-authoritarian transitional processes in Spain and Latin America and the efforts to confront the collective traumas of the past across borders, the building of transatlantic networks of solidarity, and the challenges of obtaining justice under the umbrella of universal jurisdiction.

José Colmeiro (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley) holds the Prince of Asturias Chair in Spanish Studies at the University of Auckland since 2010. Before he held positions at Dartmouth College and Michigan State University. He has published widely on Spanish, Galician and Hispanic transatlantic cultural studies. Selected mayor publications include Cruces de fronteras: Globalización, transnacionalidad y poshispanismo (2021), Peripheral Visions/Global Sounds. From Galicia to the World (2017), Crónica general del desencanto: Vázquez Montalbán – Historia y ficción (2014), Galeg@s sen fronteiras (2013), El ruido y la furia: Conversaciones con Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (2013), and Memoria histórica e identidad cultural (2005). Recent edited work includes the volumes Repensar los estudios ibéricos desde la periferia (with Martínez Exposito, 2019), Encrucijadas globales: Redefinir España en el siglo XXI (2015), and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán: El compromiso con la memoria (2007). He has authored critical editions of Silvia Mistral’s Éxodo: Diario de una refugiada española (2009) and Vázquez Montalbán’s El pianista (2017). As a creative writer, he is the author of the novel Cambios de piel (2021).