Events (Off-Campus)

Harvard: Emily Apter – Justifying the Humanities

By Michael Williams
November 29th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

New Literature from Europe Festival

By Michael Williams
November 27th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

Please join us celebrating the New Literature from Europe Festival 2018. This year, all activities will take place at Instituto Cervantes New York (211 E. 49th St., btw. 2nd & 3rd Ave). 

Our Division of Interdisciplinary Studies of The City College of New York is a proud Media Partner of this event.

All events will be held in English at Instituto Cervantes (211 E. 49th St., btw. 2nd & 3rd Ave), and are free and open to the public. RSVP required.

 

Instituto Cervantes: De Donde Crece La Palma

By Michael Williams
November 20th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

INSTITUTO CERVANTES AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Observatorio de la lengua española y las culturas hispánicas en los Estados Unidos

  • 2 Arrow St. 4th floor. Cambridge, MA. 02138
  • 12/06/2018
  • 4:30pm -7:30pm

PLEASE RSVP: http://bit.ly/RSVPCuba OR info-observatory@fas.harvard.edu

DE DONDE CRECE LA PALMA

Lengua española y poesía cubana / Cuban language and poetry   

Esta jornada ofrece un programa doble. En primer lugar, se presenta un panorama de la situación actual del español cubano a ambos lados del estrecho de Florida. Participarán expertos en el español tanto de Cuba como de los cubanos de Miami. A continuación, el Observatorio ofrece una sesión poética a cargo de dos reconocidos autores, procedentes de Cuba y de Miami. La jornada se celebra asimismo como homenaje al prof. Humberto López Morales, con motivo de la reedición de su libro pionero Estudios sobre el español de Cuba (1970).

 

This event offers a double program. In the first place, an overview of the current situation of Cuban Spanish on both sides of the Florida Strait is presented. Experts on Spanish from Cuba and Spanish of Miami Cubans will participate. Then, the Observatory offers a poetic session run by two renowned authors from Cuba and Miami. The day is also celebrated as a tribute to Prof. Humberto López Morales, on the occasion of the reissue of his pioneering book Estudios sobre el español de Cuba (1970).

Participantes – Lingüística del español de los cubanos:

  • Ana María González Marfud. Catedrática de Lengua Española de la Universidad de La Habana. Fundadora de la Asociación de Lingüistas de Cuba. Miembro de número de la Academia Cubana de la Lengua.
  • Andrew Lynch. Profesor de la Universidad de Miami. Experto en sociolingüística, bilingüismo y adquisición del español como lengua de herencia. Es autor de El español en contacto con otras lenguas (con Carol A. Klee) y “Expression of Cultural Standing in Miami: Cuban Spanish Discourse about Fidel Castro and Cuba.” entre otros trabajos.
  • Moderador: Francisco Moreno-Fernández. Catedrático de Lengua Española.

Participantes – Poesía cubana:

  • Carlos Martí Brenes. Profesor, poeta y ensayista. Autor de Aprendiz de gnomo (2017) y Códigos en el camino (2013), entre otras obras. Premios Pen Club de Puerto Rico, Julián del Casal de Cuba y Premio de la Crítica en Cuba por Te llamaré Logor. Expresidente de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba.
  • Orlando Rossardi. Poeta y ensayista. Profesor en las universidades de New Hampshire y Wisconsin, así como en Miami Dade College. Su antología La última poesía cubana (1973) es obra de referencia. Autor de Canto en la Florida (2010), Fundación del centro (2011) y Totalidad (2012), entre otras obras. Miembro de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.
  • Moderador: José Prats. Crítico literario.

En español

PLEASE RSVP: http://bit.ly/RSVPCuba OR info-observatory@fas.harvard.edu

INSTITUTO CERVANTES AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY (FAS)

Film Screening: Estreno en los Estados Unidos

By Michael Williams
November 13th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

Harvard: Master Class on Che Guevara

By Michael Williams
November 8th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

Master Class 1968: Diana Sorensen on Che Guevara

Thursday, November 8 | 6:00pm | Room 113, Sever Hall

Join us on Thursday, November 8 at 6:00pm in Room 113, Sever Hall for Diana Sorensen, James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, on Che Guevara. We encourage attendees to read the Monthly Review Press edition of Che Guevara’s Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (1968) in advance of this event.

The Master Class 1968 series features close readings of key texts that shaped the global protests and uprisings on the centennial of that pivotal year.

Free and open to the public; seating is limited.

 

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Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, 12 Quincy Street, Barker Center, Cambridge, MA 02138

Boston College – Exiles From Fascist Italy

By Michael Williams
October 23rd, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

BOSTON COLLEGE

THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

& THE SOTTILE FUND FOR ITALIAN STUDIES PRESENT:

RENATO CAMURRI

“EXILES FROM FASCIST ITALY: A TRANSNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE”  

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 6:00 PM

Devlin Hall 101 

Renato Camurri is Professor of History of Contemporary Europe at the University of Verona. His most recent research focuses on the study of intellectual exile and of cultural migrations from Europe to the United States between the two world wars. He has been a visiting fellow at various American scientific and academic institutions, including Harvard University. Among the most recent works on this area of research are the volume Franco Modigliani. L’Italia vista dall’America. Riflessioni e battaglie di un esule (Franco Modigliani. Italy seen from America. Reflections and Battles of an Exile, 2010), the monographic issue of the «Journal of Modern Italian Studies»  Mussolini’s Gifts. Exiles from Fascist Italy (2010), the volume Max Ascoli: Antifascista, intellettuale, giornalista (Max Ascoli: Antifascist, Intellectual, Journalist, 2012), and Lettere americane (1927-1949) di Gaetano Salvemini (American Letters by Gaetano Salvemini, 2015). Camurri is one of the founders and coordinators of the annual Gaetano Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and Culture at Harvard University. 

THIS LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For further information please contact Prof. Mattia Acetoso: mattia.acetoso@bc.edu  (617) 552-1741

 

Boston Camerata – The Tale of Fauvel

By Michael Williams
October 23rd, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

The Tale of Fauvel: A Political Fable from Medieval France

Sunday, October 28 at 4pm  – First Church in Boston,  MA  

Are you a bit on edge during this political season? Well, help is on the way… 

This biting fable was conceived in Medieval  France, but it feels as contemporary as the latest skit from late-night television.

See and hear the orange creature  gallop towards NowhereLand! The malevolent animal Fauvel is the center of this medieval satire with music, mocking religious and political life in the fourteenth century.  Watch Fauvel woo the Goddess Fortune, and resist his attempt to corrupt fair France!

Our semi-staged production offers a generous selection of music, text, and tomfoolery from the celebrated manuscript.

Tickets are now on sale!

Instituto Cervantes: Hacia la ciudad espléndida

By Michael Williams
October 16th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

La exploración científica del mundo hispánico americano en el siglo XVIII

By Michael Williams
October 12th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Date:  10/22/2018
Location: RP 310, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02129
Contact: s.rich@northeastern.edu

La política ilustrada llevada a cabo en España durante el siglo XVIII concedió gran importancia a las nuevas disciplinas científicas que, como la botánica, estuvieron al servicio del proyecto de modernización de las estructuras económicas y sociales. Los sucesivos gobiernos de la monarquía borbónica hicieron un evidente esfuerzo por modificar las relaciones coloniales, con el proceso de reformas administrativas y con el envío a América de expediciones portadoras de la nueva ciencia, cuyas funciones económico-tecnológicas estaban dirigidas a la expansión comercial, al descubrimiento de materias primas y al establecimiento de nuevos mercados. Por una parte, el grandioso “laboratorio americano” serviría para resolver las grandes preguntas planteadas por la ciencia europea, forma y composición de la Tierra, sistematización de los seres vivos e imagen newtoniana del mundo. Por otra, el estudio de la naturaleza americana a través de numerosas colecciones sería el punto de partida para una explotación sistemática y utilitaria, en competencia con otras naciones imperiales como Francia e Inglaterra, que en ese momento de expansión europea buscaban nuevos territorios inexplorados en todos los mares de la Tierra.

 Please RSVP through our website: https://cssh.northeastern.edu/csgs/event/la-exploracion-cientifica-del-mundo-hispanico-americano-en-el-siglo-xviii/

 

Emily Apter – Unexceptional Politics After May ’68

By Michael Williams
October 11th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

“Voids in Events: Unexceptional Politics After May ’68”

Emily Apter (NYU)

  • Monday, December 3, 2018
  • 5:00 pm
  • Room 110 (Thompson Room), Barker Center, Harvard University
  • The France and the World Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center

Situating May ’68 at the crux of debates around “theory and event,” (Badiou) or the “philosophical moment” (Patrice Maniglier, Louis Althusser’s “Philosophy as a Revolutionary Weapon”), the talk will view May ’68 through the lens of what Apter has termed in a recent book “unexceptional politics.” A kind of micro or “small p” politics, unexceptional politics is forged as a fluid paradigm in relation to Foucault’s notion of the microphysics of power, Deleuze and Guattari’s micropolitics of desire, Kris Manjapra’s concept of colonial entanglements, and the late Hayden White’s historical construct of the practical past, which refers to tactics of living, and archived memories, affects and dreams. The talk will conclude with an analysis of the artist Mary Kelly’s work “Circa 1968,” which foregrounds an iconic image from the days of demonstration, and raises the question of feminist legacies of ’68 in a material present both practical and unfinished.