Writer Agustín Fernández Mallo (April 12), documentary filmmakers Montse Armengou and Richard Schweid (April 17), and NYU Professor Gabriel Giorgi, who will discuss AIDS and human rights activism (April 20), will be featured at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center during the month of April.
Writer Agustín Fernández Mallo (April 12), documentary filmmakers Montse Armengou and Richard Schweid (April 17), and NYU Professor Gabriel Giorgi, who will discuss AIDS and human rights activism (April 20), will be featured at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) during the month of April.
All events will be held at NYU’s KJCC (53 Washington Square South [between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.]) and are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.kjcc.org.
Wed., April 12, 7 p.m.
“Things That Will Be Effaced Due to Earth’s Rotation (Poems, Image, and Sound)”
Agustín Fernández Mallo
Agustín Fernández Mallo, who coined the phrase “Postpoetic Poetry” to emphasize the connections between literature and science, has penned numerous works, including, most recently, “El hacedor (de Borges). Remake”. In conversation with Sergio Chefjec, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU.
This event, which will be in Spanish, is held with the support of NYU’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese as well as the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish, which is supported, in part, by Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.
Mon., April 17, 6:30 p.m.
“Civic Empowerment Through Journalism”
Montse Armengou and Richard Schweid
Award-winning documentary filmmakers Montse Armengou, KJCC’s Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for Spring 2017, and Richard Schweid, who has authored 10 books of nonfiction, will discuss the potential of documentary films and investigative journalism as a means of civic empowerment. Clips of their works “Do You Really Know What You Eat?” and “Pill in the Search of An Illness?” will be screened during the event.
This event will be in English.
Thurs., April 20, 6:30 p.m.
Gabriel Giorgi, an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, will focus on materials that illuminate how AIDS activism and human rights activism were interwoven, engaging works by New York artist David Wojnarowicz, who traveled to Argentina in the mid-80s, and Argentine writers and activists Nestor Perlongher and Marta Dillon.
The lecture is part of “The Emergency Lectures: Public Scholarship on Power, Culture and Resistance,” a series featuring NYU thinkers and writers whose work has an urgent bearing on the present. They introduce historical and contemporary case studies to comprehend our political moment through historical contextualization and provoke conversations that can foster informed engagement and response.
This event will be in English.
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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.