Past Talks

Spring 2018

  • Professor María del Rosario Acosta López

    Friday 1/26

    “One Hundred Years of Forgotteness: Aesth-ethics of Memory in Latin America”

  • Mario Santana (University of Chicago)

    Friday 2/23

    “Timely Matters in Jaume Cabré’s Jo Confesso: The Poetics of Redemption in Contemporary Fiction”

  • Peter Elmore (University of Colorado at Boulder)

    Friday 3/9

    “Migraciones y retornos: Modernización y utopía andina en el Perú de los 60”

  • Harris Feinsod (Northwestern University)

    Friday 4/6

    “Maritime Unionism and Proletarian Verse Cultures CA. 1934”

Spring 2013

  • Steven Marsh (UIC)

    January 28

    Turns and Returns, Envois/Renvois: Postal Effects in Recent Spanish Filmmaking

    Abstract

  • Rosie Hernandez (UIC)

    April 23

    What do Religious Images Want?

    Abstract

  • Margarita Saona (UIC)

    April/May

    (Latin American / Gender Studies)

Fall 2012

  • Gabriel Riera (UIC)

    September

    Del “comunismo literario” a la farsa democrática: avatares y destino de lo “teórico” (Theory)

    Abstract

  • Ryan Szpiech (University of Michigan)

    October

    (Medieval)

  • Nena Torres (UIC)

    November

    (Political Science)

  • Roundtable

    December

Spring 2012

  • Dianna Niebylski (UIC)

    January 27

  • Xabier Granja, Andres Aluma-Cazorla, Ana Baez (UIC)

    February 16

  • Javier Durán (University of Arizona)

    March 8

    Ethical and Bio-Political Dimensions of Migrancy, Life and Death in Mexico’s Southern Border

    Abstract

  • Daniel Noemi (University of Michigan)

    April 19

    Últimamente todos los libros hablan de eso: realismos y memoria en la narrativa latinoamericana reciente

    Abstract

Fall 2011

  • Cristián Roa (UIC)

    September 29

  • Ignacio Sánchez Prado (Washington University in St. Louis)

    October 6

    Niñas mal y la culminación del cine comercial en México

    Abstract

  • Agnes Lugo Ortiz (University of Chicago)

    November 10

    Cultura Material, Esclavitud y Gobernabilidad en la Cuba Colonial

    Abstract

  • Roundtable

    December 1

Spring 2011

  • Martín Ponti, Melissa Huerta, Raúl Gutiérrez (UIC)

    January 27

  • Tatjana Gajic (UIC)

    February 24

    Between Two Worlds: The Political and the Poetic in Dionisio Ridruejo

    Abstract

  • Alejandro Madrid (UIC)

    March 3

    The Location of Pleasure and Enjoyment: Danzón Dancing between Cuba and Mexico

    Abstract

  • Frederick de Armas (University of Chicago)

    April 21

    Don Quixote among the Saracens

    Abstract