Upcoming Events

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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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: Temporales Magazine Presentation

CWS: Temporales Magazine Presentation

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.

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Past Events

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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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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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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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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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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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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Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question & the Spanish Crisis

Challenging National Narratives: The Catalan Question & the Spanish Crisis

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

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

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

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

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#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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