Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (light reception to follow)
Professor Ríos-Font’s interests:Spanish literature and culture 1800-present; interrelationship between literature, law, economics, and politics in modern Spanish society; literary historiography and processes of canonization as affected by gender, class, and institutional constraints; transatlantic exchanges and the semiotics of national formation in Puerto Rico and Spain after the breakdown of the Spanish empire.
.Chairs: Svetlana Boym and Susan Suleiman Sponsored by: Seminar on Politics, Literature & the Arts and Seminar on Re-thinking Translation, Mahindra Humanities Center Sandra Smith's new translation of this classic work, published in 2012, was the first new version since 1989. Prof. Smith will discuss the art of translation and compare examples from the previous published editions, followed by Q...
Josefina Báez (La Romana, Dominican Republic/ New York) is a storyteller, performer and writer. She is the founder and director of Ay Ombe Theater (1986). She is the author of Dominicanish (2000), Comrade Bliss Ain't Playing (2007), Levente No (2010) and the children's book My name is Marysol (2013).
Sponsors: The Instituto Cervantes at Harvard, The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Committee, The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights
“La scrittura e i libri di Giovanni Boccaccio" (Viella) In Italian
7th De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies, Harvard University, Spring Semester, 2014.Organized by Giuliana Minghelli (Harvard University) - Sponsored by the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization. A regularly scheduled course (Ita 201r) & lecture series - INFO: DEBOSIS@FAS.HARVARD.EDU / Kathy Coviello, 617-496-3610. Open to the public
Professor Mbembe is a philosopher, political scientist, and public intellectual. He is currently a member of the staff at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a contributing editor of the scholarly journal Public Culture. He also has an annual visiting appointment at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.
Mary Quinlan-McGrath, Northern Illinois University
7th De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies, Harvard University, Spring Semester, 2014.Organized by Giuliana Minghelli (Harvard University) - Sponsored by the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization. A regularly scheduled course (Ita 201r) & lecture series - INFO: DEBOSIS@FAS.HARVARD.EDU / Kathy Coviello, 617-496-3610. ...
Observatorio. 2 Arrow St. 4th fl. Cambridge, MA. 02138
CONVERSATIONS IN THE OBSERVATORIO
Talk & Music Concert by Santiago Auserón, leader of Radio Futura rock group, introducing “El ritmo perdido”, a book about the African influence on Spanish popular music. Juan Perro (current Auserón’s artist nickname), will sing accompanied by Joan Vinyals on guitar. Spanish tapas and wine will be served.
Santiago Auserón, alias Juan Perro (ex Radio Futura, considerado como el mejor grupo de rock hispano; precursor en la difusión del son cubano en...