April 10, 2019 - 4:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY
The many faces, transformations, and enduring allure of Havana – as seen through the eyes of Cuban writers from different epochs and perspectives.
Roberto González Echevarría(Ph.D., Yale) is the Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. President Barack Obama bestowed on González Echevarría the National Humanities Medal in 2010. His Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative won awards from the MLA and LASA. He was awarded in 2014 the National Prize for Criticism by the Instituto Cubano del Libro for Lecturas y relecturas. In 2002 Fondo de Cultura published Crítica práctica/Práctica, and in 2005 Yale Press published Love and the Law in Cervantes. In 2014 the University of Minas Gerais issued Monstros e archivos, while in 2016 Yale Press brought out his edition of Cervantes’ Exemplary Novels, translated by Edie Grossman. He has written for The New York Times Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, The Nation, and USA Today.
Ana María Hernández (Ph.D., New York University) specializes in Caribbean and River Plate literature and is Director of Latin American Studies at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. She is a fellow of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies. Her publications have focused on Julio Cortázar, Horacio Quiroga, Felisberto Hernández and Nicolás Guillén. Her recent publications include an annotated edition of Fantoches 1926: Folletín Moderno por Once Escritores Cubanos; an anthology of tales by Felisberto Hernández, Las Hortensias y Otros Cuentos; an annotated edition of Cirilo Villaverde’s Cecilia Valdés o La Loma del Ángel, and a study of Cuban director Arturo Infante’s short film “Utopia” (in Balázs-Piri & Santosné Blastik, eds. 2017. América: Tierra de Utopías).
Araceli Tinajero (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Professor of Spanish at The Graduate Center and City College of New York, CUNY. She is the author of Orientalismo en el modernismo hispanoamericano, El lector de tabaquería (Eng. El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader), and Kokoro, una mexicana en Japón. Professor Tinajero is the editor of Cultura y letras cubanas en el siglo XXI, Exilio y cosmopolitismo en el arte y la literatura hispánica, and Orientalisms of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian World.
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