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Lectures on Santiago Ramón y Cajal and Poetry Readings at NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center in March


NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host Rodolfo Llinás, Chairman Emeritus of the Neuroscience and Physiology department at the NYU School of Medicine for a lecture on Spanish Nobel Prize winner Santiago Ramón y Cajal (March 6); Argentinean poet María Negroni (March 21) and Argentinian novelist Alan Pauls (March 28) for readings of their work; and more in March at its 53 Washington Square South location (betw. Sullivan and Thompson Streets).

Drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal

NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host Rodolfo Llinás, Chairman Emeritus of the Neuroscience and Physiology department at the NYU School of Medicine for a lecture on Spanish Nobel Prize winner Santiago Ramón y Cajal (March 6); Argentinean poet María Negroni (March 21) and Argentinian novelist Alan Pauls (March 28) for readings of their work; and more in March at its 53 Washington Square South location (betw. Sullivan and Thompson Streets).

All events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture | Cajal and the Enchanted Loom, by Rodolfo Llinás
Rodolfo Llinás is Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman Emeritus of the Neuroscience and Physiology department at the NYU School of Medicine.
In English.
This event is part of the exhibit The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, held at NYU Grey Art Gallery between January 9 and March 31, 2018.

Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
CWS Series | Reading and Conversation with Argentinian Poet María Negroni
María Negroni is a poet, essayist, novelist and translator. She graduated from Columbia University, with a PhD in Latin American Literature. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the director of the Masters in Creative Writing Spanish at Universidad del Tres de Febrero (Buenos Aires)
In Spanish.
Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.

Friday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.
Conversation | “The Brain Is a World”: Cajal as Explorer
Conversation on Cajal’s pioneering cartography of the brain in the context of his fascinating biographical trajectory.
With Marisa Carrasco, Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Neural Science, and James D. Fernández, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese.
In English.
This event is part of the exhibit The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, held at NYU Grey Art Gallery between January 9 and March 31, 2018.

Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.
CWS Series | Reading and Conversation with Argentinian Writer Alan Pauls
Alan Pauls is a writer, literary critic and screenwriter. He studied Literary Studies at the University of Buenos Aires, where he also later worked as a lecturer for Literary Theory.
Winner of the Premio Herralde (2003) for his novel The Past (El Pasado).
In Spanish.
Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.

Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.
Andrés Bello Chair Professor Keila Grinberg Second Public Lecture | Passados Presentes: Slavery and Memory Tourism in Rio de Janeiro
In this presentation, Professor Grinberg will discuss Passados Presentes, a public digital history project about slavery in Brazil. In doing so, she will also address the challenges in interpreting the slave past and in constructing historical narratives for both education and tourism through exhibits, information placards, and cell phone apps.
In English.
Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.kjcc.org. Subways: N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Editor’s Note:
Since 1997, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University has centered on increasing awareness of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at NYU and fostering cultural and intellectual exchange. Having established itself with numerous well-received programs, it offers a wide array of lectures, conferences, readings, screenings, exhibitions, among different special events, with the aim of reaching a growing audience while deepening its commitment to its current constituency. For more, please visit www.kjcc.org.