Helen Graham, visiting professor in the department of history at New York University and King Juan Carlos I of Spain chair of Spanish American Culture and Civilization, will offer two public lectures in addition to a film series and round table on The Afterlife of Violence this spring. The events, which will take place at NYUs King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, are free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.
On Monday, February 1 at 7 p.m., Graham will present a public lecture, The Memory of Murder: Mass Killings, Incarceration, and the Making of Francoism.
On Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m., she will present Fighting the War, Breaking the Mold: Notes for a Life of Bill Aalto, International Brigadier and Writer (1915-1958). Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.
In addition, Graham will organize a film series on the theme of The Afterlife of Violence, as well as a round table discussion, as follows:
- Mon., March 1, 7 p.m. Pascual Duarte (Ricardo Franco, 1975, 94 mins). In Spanish. Introduced by Helen Graham.
- Mon., March 8, 7 p.m. La Caza (Carlos Saura, 1965, 84 mins.) In Spanish.
- Mon., March 22, 7 p.m. Furtivos (José Luis Borau, 1975, 82 mins.) In Spanish.
- Mon., March 29, 7 p.m. Queridísmos verdugos (Basilio Martín Patino, 1977, 100 mins.) In Spanish.
- Mon., April 5, 7 p.m. Deprisa, deprisa (Carlos Saura, 1981, 99 mins) In Spanish.
- Mon., April 12, 7 p.m. Salvador (Manuel Huerga, 2006, 134 mins) In Spanish with English subtitles.
- Wed., April 14, 7 p.m. To My Son in Spain: Finnish Canadians in the Spanish Civil War (Saku Pinta, 40 min.) followed by a round table discussion on the Spanish guerrilla with filmmaker Saku Pinta and historian Jorge Marco (additional participants to be confirmed). Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.