2015-2016 Events

2015-2016 Events:

FALL 2015

Monday September 21st 2015
María Jesús Fuente "Contexto histórico de Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (el Cid) y del Poema de Mio Cid"




Friday September 25th 2015
Aníbal González "Arte y crisis en Puerto Rico: Desde El velorio (no-vela) (2010) de Antonio Martorell hasta Las Nietas de Nonó"

Monday September 28th 2015
Óscar Martín “Rodrigo Díaz, del hombre al mito. Textos y contextos de la primera tradición cidiana (1099-1207)”


October 19th - November 16th
We are pleased to announce the screening of 5 films in the "History, Memory, and Social Justice: Recent Latin American Cinema" Series. These films will be shown every Monday at 7pm from October 19th to November 16th at the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute. With films hailing from the Dominican Republic, Chile, Venezuela and more, you wont want to miss any of these intriguing films. "Latin America Cinema Series"




Thursday October 29th 2015
A colloquium to address the intellectual history of the Law in the Hispanic World, the “narco wars” against the state, and the rights of the original populations.
Arnulf Becker Lorca;
Hernando Valencia;
Jorge Arrate



Sunday November 1st 2015
All are invited to the "Día de los Muertos" event which will be held on Sunday November 1st from 6pm-8pm at Machado House.  At the event, there will be a decorated altar where you are welcome to bring photos of your loved ones, memorabilia, favorite foods, or other goods symbolizing offerings to the souls of the departed. 

This event is being organized by M.E.Ch.A de Brown in collaboration with the Hispanic Studies Department, Machado House and SOMOS.  We look forward to seeing you there.






Wednesday November 4th 2015 @ 12pm
Javier Uriarte, Stony Brook University, "Caras bifrontes: guerra y silencios en Lucio V. Mansilla".


Friday November 6th 2015 @ 4pm
Andrew Laird, Brown Humanities Initiative Visiting Professor and Warwick University (UK), "Responding to the Requerimiento: Imagined first encounters between natives and Spaniards in 16th-century Mexico".


Friday November 13th 2015 @ 4pm
Una tarde de poesía.  The following 3​ Hispanic Studies graduate​ students will read and discuss their own poetry.

Berta García Faet;
Claudia Becerra;
Ethel Barja Cuyutupa.

Monday, November 16th 2015 4pm
Héctor Hoyos, Stanford University, "Punctures Paradise: Bolivian Transcultural Materiality"

Tuesday November 17th 2015 @ 12pm


Friday, November 20th 2015 @ 3pm
María del Pilar Blanco, University of Oxford, "The Hurried World: Modernity, Martí, and the 1889 Paris Exhibition" 


Monday, February 8th:
Screening of "Metegol" at Rochambeau House 5pm






Tuesday, February 9th: 
Alejandro Zambra at the McCormick Theater 2:30pm - 4pm

Wednesday, February 10th: 
Screening of "Vivir es fácil" at Rochambeau House 7pm 




Friday, February 12th: 
Café, té y pan dulce  at Rochambeau House 2pm -3pm

Friday, February 12th @ 9:30am - 6pm
Pembroke Hall 305
"Creole Grammatology: What Became of European Letters, Images and Memory in Colonial Latin America?" 
Gordon Whittaker, Göttingen University
Jessica Stair, University of California/Berkeley
Laura Leon Llerena, Northwestern
Tom Cummins, Harvard
Brown speakers:  
Felipe Rojas, Archaeology and the Ancient World
Andrew Laird, Classics
Nicholas Carter, Haffenreffer Museum
Iris Montero, Cogut Center for the Humanities
Kenneth Ward, John Carter Brown Library
Stephen Houston, Anthropology

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 @ 4pm
McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Talk with Argentine Writer Pablo Katchadjian, “The More the Obstacles the Greater the Glory: Thoughts about Writing” 
Co-sponsored by CLACS

Thursday, February 18th 2016 at 12pm
The Music Room at Rochambeau House
Reading: Argentine Writer Pablo Katchadjian, “I Need You To Approve My Title” 
Co-sponsored by CLACS; lunch provided.


Monday, February 29th 2016 at 4pm
McKinney Conference Room at Watson Institute
Assistant Prof. Ron Briggs, Barnard College, Columbia University
"Feminism, Pedagogy, and the Social Novel in Lima (1875-1895)"

Thursday, March 3rd 2016 at 12pm 
The Music Room at Rochambeau House
Prof. Jill Kuhnheim, Brown Univerisity
"Listening to Peruvian Sound Poetry"

Friday, March 18th at 5:30pm 
Annmary Brown Memorial, 21 Brown Street
Judith Cohen (York University, Canada) 
"Singing  Convivencia - Music in Christian, Jewish and Muslim Communities of Medieval Iberia"

Dr. Judith R. Cohen is a performer and ethnomusicologist specializing in Judeo-Spanish ("Ladino") Sephardic songs, as well as in medieval and traditional music, including Balkan, Portuguese, Yiddish, and French Canadian, pan-European balladry,and songs from Crypto-Jewish regions of the Portuguese-Spanish border.  For more details on Dr Cohen please visit: http://www.yorku.ca/judithc/MainEng.htm

Wednesday, March 23rd at 2pm
The Music Room at Rochambeau House
Churros y Chocolate 


Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30pm
The Music Room at Rochambeau House
Uxía & Narf 
"Baladas da Galiza imaxinaria" 

Thursday, April 7th at 4pm
The Music Room at Rochambeau House
Book Launch: "Entre el humo y la niebla: Guerra y cultura en América Latina" 

Tuesday, April 12th
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  McKinney Conference Room
Crash Culture: Humanities Engagements with Economic Crisis





For further information on this Conference click here

Speakers include:
Luis Moreno Caballud, Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Sebastiaan Faber, Hispanic Studies, Oberlin College
Despina Lalaki, Social Science, New York City College of Technology, CUNY 
Konstantinos Poulis, The Press Project, Greece

Wednesday, April 13
5:30pm, The Music Room at Rochambeau
"Jorge Luis Borges and the Two World Wars" 
Efraín Kristal, University of California, Los Angeles
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies  



Thursday, April 21
4pm, The Music Room at Rochambeau 
"Tresspassers on the Hereafter: The Cemetery in Post-Soviet Cuba" 
Vicky Unruh, University of Kansas






Monday, April 25
4pm, The Music Room at Rochambeau House
"El monstruo fantástico posmderno"
David Roas, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona




Wednesday, May 4
4pm, The Music Room at Rochambeau House
"Muertes del autor: narrativa hispánica y autoficción paródica"
Ana Casas, Universidad de Alcalá 
*This talk will be in Spanish 

Friday, May 6
12pm, The Music Room at Rochambeau House
"Historia intelectual de México en el siglo XX" 
Javier Garciadiego, Columbia University 
*This talk will be in Spanish