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Fall 2010

Fall 2010

  El Legado de Lezama - The Legacy of José Lezama Lima: A Symposium.
This lecture celebrated the 100th anniversary of José Lezama's birth. Speakers include Duanel Díaz, José Manuel Prieto, Isabel Alvarez-Borland, Rubén Ríos Avila, and Antonio José Ponte.
Friday, December 3rd
  BRAZIL After the Election Lecture by Ambassador Osmar Chohfi


H.E Osmar Chohfi is a Brazilian Career Diplomat and the Consul General of Brazil in New York. Prior to being assigned as Consul General in New York, he served as the Ambassador of Brazil to Ecuador, and Spain. He has also held the position of Permanent Representative of Brazil to the Organization of American States. In Brazil he was the Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry.

Thursday, November 18th, Lincoln Center, Lowenstein Hall at 5:30 PM

Organized by the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute of Fordham.
José Miguel Insulza - The Dangers for Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean, El Legado de Lezama - The Legacy of José Lezama Lima: A Symposium., BRAZIL After the Election Lecture by Ambassador Osmar Chohfi, Reading Carlos Monsiváis in New York
José Miguel Insulza has been Secretary General of the Organization of American States since 2005 after a distinguished career in the Chilean government. He played an active role in Salvador Allende's 1970s Popular Unity government, followed by successive more recent positions as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister Secretary General of the Presidency, and Minister of the Interior and Vice President of the Republic.
Tuesday, September 21st, Rose Hill, Togino Hall at 6:00PM
  Enrique Del Risco
Enrique Del Risco is a Cuban writer. He has published many collections of short stories, including ¿Qué pensarán de nosotros en Japón? (2008) which was awarded the Fifth Premio Iberoamericano Cortes de Cádiz. He has also authored two books of essays, is the coeditor of Pequeñas resistencias 4, and contributes regularly to literary and cultural venues in Spain and the U.S. He is currently a lecturer in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at NYU and teaches Creative Writing workshops. Join us this Wednesday to hear him speak about his work.
Wednesday, December 1st at 3:00PM

"Signing in Puerto-Rico: A  Hearing Son and his Deaf Family."
The only child of deaf Puerto Rican migrants, Dr. Andrés Torres grew up in Washington Heights in a large extended family that included several deaf aunts and uncles. In his book he opens a window into the little known culture of deaf Latinos chasing the American Dream.
Join us to hear him discuss his book, entitled "Signing in Puerto-Rico: A Hearing Son and his Deaf Family."

Monday, November 29th at 1:00PM

  The Journey--An Afro-Puerto Rican Family in the 19th and 20th Century
Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa has won the Bronx Council on the Arts ACE and BRIO Awards, as well as a BCA Literary Arts Fellowship.  Black Pearl Magazine and have selected her novel Daughters of the Stone as one of 2010's best fictions and Dahlma has been selected as runner up in the prestigious 2009 PEN America Bingham Literary Award for her novel.  
Wednesday, November 3rd, Lincoln Center, Lowenstein Hall at 1:00PM
  Razones de un Novelista 'Noir' del Sur en la Época de la Globalización
The Modern Languages and Literatures Department and the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute invite you to a discussion by Roberto Ampuero, Best Selling Chilean author and professor of Spanish at Iowa University.
*A reception immediately follows the lecture.*
Co-Sponsored by the FacultyDean and the Rose Hill Dean. For more information please contact Professor Gioconda Marún at or (718) 817 2680.

Wednesday, October 27th, Rose Hill, Flom Auditorium at 4:00PM
  Reading Carlos Monsiváis in New York
Celebrate Mexico Now - 7th Annual Festival
Carlos Monsiváis was one of Mexico’s most important public intellectuals. For more than 40 years, he served as an indispensable chronicler of Mexican arts, culture and politics. When he died on June 19, 2010, he left an enormous legacy as a writer, critic and patron of popular arts. This homage to Monsiváis will feature a round table discussion with Rafael Barajas “El Fisgón” (Cartoonist for La Jornada), Jean Franco (Professor Emeritus, Columbia University), Rubén Gallo (Professor, Princeton University), Carmen Boullosa (New York-based Mexican Writer).

Wednesday, September 29th, Lincoln Center, Mchanon Lounge at 7:00PM

Co-Sponsored by the Dean of Faculty and Dean of Lincoln Center <>


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