Three lectures at the Cuban Research Institute (FIU), May 2016


A post by Peter Jordens.

Three lectures at the Cuban Research Institute (FIU), May 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:30-2:00 pm

Cubanness in the Lyrics of the Guaracha: National Identity beyond Appearances

Liliana Casanella Cué (Center for Research and Development of Cuban Music, Havana) analyzes a textual corpus of the guaracha to explore how its various models surpass musical fashions to maintain its attachment to the essential characteristics of Cubanness. This lecture is in Spanish.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:30-2:00 pm

Language Change in Cuban Spanish: Subject Pronoun Variation

Dr. Gabriela G. Alfaraz (Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Michigan State University) discusses the findings of a comparative analysis of three generational cohorts of Cubans that showed both stability and changes in the pronominal system.

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:30-2:00 pm

José Martí: His Life, Death, and Legacy

Dr. Uva de Aragón (retired; former Associate Director of the Cuban Research Institute, FIU) offers a brief summary of the life and literary works of Cuba’s Founding Father, the events leading to his untimely death, and its consequences for Cuba. This lecture takes place at Green Library 220, 11031 SW 12th Street.

All three events are free and open to the public. More details are available at

Cuban Research Institute

Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Deuxième Maison 353

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, FL 33199



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