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Visualizing the Caribbean

Events

Date:

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Location:

Pigott Hall, Bldg. 260, Room 216

Type:

Colloquium

Visualizing the Caribbean

El coloquio celebra laimportancia histórica del Caribe en la fundación de la identidad latinoamericana y la expresión de su cultura a través de diversos medios artísticos. Los representantes del mundo fílmico, literario, y artístico comparten su obra como muestra de la amplia gama de las artes que tienen sus raíces en el territorio caribeño. Su producción artística es una expresión del efecto de la internacionalización de los movimientos de la Diáspora e ilustra de forma retrospectiva, características históricas, económicas y sociales de la región.

Para más informacion: Sarah Quesada at Quesada@stanford.edu o Prof. Jorge Ruffinelli at ruffin@stanford.edu.


The colloquium celebrates the historical significance of this region in the foundation of Latin American identity, the engagement of Caribbean cultural studies. While showcasing the wide array of arts having roots in the Caribbean region, it features presentations by representatives of the literary, film, and art worlds. Their artistic production is an expressions of the internationalizing effect of the Caribbean Diasporic movements and illustrates retrospectively the region’s historic, economic, and social significance.

Featured confirmed guests include prominent Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando whose work is devoted to the African ancestry, traditions and history of Cuba (1912: Breaking the Silence, 2012; Pasajes del corazón y la memoria 2007; Roots of my Heart 2001; My footsteps in Baragua, 1996; Oggun, 1991), Dominican writer Pedro Antonio Valdéz who won the Dominican National Novel award for Bachata del ángel caído, renowed artist Antonio Fernandez “Tonel” joining us from Mexico City, and literary critic Jerry Carlson (CUNY) presenting on Dominican film.

Presented by The Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, The Humanities Center and the Center for African Studies at Stanford University in collaboration with the City University of New York.