Lecture by Cuban Writer Mirta Yáñez

As part of the Cuba Seminar Series, The Bildner Center/Cuba Project is hosting writer Mirta Yáñez, who will be discussing the role and impact of female Cuban narrators in her talk “Narradoras cubanas: Identidades al borde del ataque de nervios” [Cuban Women Writers: Identities on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown]. The presentation will be delivered in Spanish. The moderator will be Professor Esther Allen (Baruch College, City University of New York). The event will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 6:00pm at The Graduate Center, Rooms 9206/9207 (365 Fifth Avenue and 34th Street).

Mirta Yáñez, a short story writer, poet, and essayist, received her Ph.D. in Philological Sciences at the Universidad de La Habana in Havana, Cuba, where she is presently a professor. Her numerous literary awards include the Premio de la Crítica, bestowed upon her on three separate occasions, and the Förderpreis der Initiative LiBeraturpreis in Frankfurt, Germany. She has been a Writer in Residence at the Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs de Saint-Nazaire in France. She has published anthologies, prefaces, and other texts of literary criticism, including Estatuas de sal: cuentistas cubanas contemporáneas (1996); Álbum de poetisas cubanas (1997); Cubana (1998); Habaneras (2000); and Making a Scene (2004). Considered one of the most distinguished Cuban intellectuals of her generation, some of her works have been translated into German and English. Her recent publications include El búfalo ciego y otros cuentos; Serafín y las aventuras del Reino de los Comejenes; Del azafrán al lirio, and Falsos documentos.

Registration for this talk is required. To reserve, e-mail cubaproject@gc.cuny.edu

For further information about this and other events, see www.bildner.org

Photo of Mirta Yáñez from http://www.cubaliteraria.cu/delacuba/ficha.php?s_Seccion=43&Id=4897

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