NYU KJCC to present conversations, lectures, and symposiums on Latin American literary and visual culture.
Prof. Julio Ramos, the fall 2018 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations at NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, will host a symposium on drugs and psychoactives in Latin American culture (Nov. 2 and 3); conversations on Latin American literature, including with Diamela Eltit, winner of the 2018 National Prize for Literature in Chile (Nov. 28); and a public lecture on the experimental films of José Rodriguez Soltero and Jaime Barrios in 1968 (Nov. 29) at its 53 Washington Square South location (betw. Sullivan and Thompson Streets).
Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean and has worked as an independent researcher and visiting professor at institutions in Latin America and the United States. Officially inaugurated in December 2001, the Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations allows the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center to bring to NYU leading scholars of Latin American culture as visiting professors and researchers.
All events are in Spanish (unless otherwise noted) and are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
Conversation about the work of Argentine writer María Moreno
María Moreno is a journalist and essayist. This conversation is with author Germán Garrido (Borough of Manhattan Community College).
Co-sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish and NYU Department of Spanish and Portugese.
Wednesday, October 31, 7:00 p.m.
Conversation with Colombian writer Juan Cárdenas
Conversation with Colombian writer Juan Cárdenas. Featuring the author Sergio Chejfec. Introduced by Juan de Dios Sánchez.
Co-sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish.
Friday, November 2, 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, November 3
Simposio | Regímenes de alteración: literatura, droga y gobierno de la vida
El simposio, titulado Regímenes de alteración: literatura, droga y gobierno de vida, se celebrará en el KJCC el 2 y 3 de noviembre de 2018. Facilitará la discusión y el intercambio entre investigadores que han trabajado el tema de la droga y los psicoactivos en la literatura y cultura latinoamericana desde distintos ángulos y expansiones transdisciplinarias.
Juan S. Cárdenas, Alejandra Castillo
Lizardo Herrera, Thelma Jiménez Anglada
Mariano López Seoane, João Camillo Penna, Luis Othoniel Rosa
Sayak Valencia, Oswaldo Zavala, and others
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
Conversation with Cezanne Cardona and Francisco Font
Featuring the authors and Rubén Ríos Ávila.
Co-sponsored by MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish
Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.
Conversation about the novel Sumar, by Diamela Eltit
Featuring the author, Julio Ramos (Andrés Bello Lecture) and Aurea Sotomayor (Pittsburgh University). Eltit was awarded the 2018 National Prize for Literature in Chile.
Co-sponsored by MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish
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). Reporters wishing to attend any of these events should RSVP to Sarah Binney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.998.6829.
About Julio Ramos
Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. His books include Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina: literatura y política en el sigo XIX (1989; translated by John D. Blanco as Divergent Modernities in 2002), Paradojas de la letra (1996, 2007), and Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual (2012). In 1990 Ramos edited and introduced Amor y anarquía: los escritos de Luisa Capetillo. His audiovisual and documentary work includes La promesa (1995, co-directed with M. Panasitti, N. Schüll, C. Penna et al., LASA Film Festival Merit Award), Detroit´s Rivera: The Labor of Public Art (2017, Gran Premio, Festival Internacional de Documentales Santiago Alvarez, and Ibizacinefest, Mejor Corto Documental), Mar Arriba: Los conjuros de Silvia Cusicanqui (2011), and Retornar a La Habana con Guillén Landrián (2014), co-directed with Raydel Araoz. Since retiring from UC Berkeley in 2010, Ramos has continued to work as an independent researcher and has taught as a visiting professor or adjunct at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (Quito), Universidad de Puerto Rico (Río Piedras), Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (Cuba), Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Universidad de Buenos Aires, University of Pennsylvania, and Fordham University.
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.