LECTURE: “MARTÍ’S ARCHIVE” BY JORGE CAMACHO, JUNE 14
A post by Peter Jordens.
Lecture: “Martí’s Archive”
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 12:00 -1:30 pm
Deuxième Maison 353, Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11101 SW 13th Street, Miami, FL 33199
Organized by the Cuban Research Institute, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs.
Cosponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and FIU Libraries.
Free and open to the public.
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This lecture will analyze the importance of the archive for the construction of the nation. What is the archive and what role does politics play in it? Jorge Camacho will discuss the evolution of José Martí’s works from the time of his death to today, and how they have been collected from different sources and a variety of ways. The talk will assess Carlos Ripol’s contributions to our understanding of Martí, and how Camacho’s research project has led him to publish more than 50 previously unknown chronicles that Martí wrote while living in New York in the 1880s. The question that guides this lecture is how did we come to have a body of work that we call today his Obras completas? Are they really “complete” or are there still articles, poems, and translations that we still do not know about?
Dr. Jorge Camacho is a professor of Latin American and Comparative Literatures at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He is the author of four books, more than 80 refereed articles, and seven edited volumes. Between 2015 and 2016 he published more than fifty previously unknown chronicles written by Martí for two journals that he edited in New York during the 1880s: El Economista Americano and La América. He also published thirteen hitherto uncollected chronicles written by Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío for Havana’s journal El Fígaro and the Mercure de France. His latest book is titled Amos, siervos y revolucionarios: la literatura de las guerras de Cuba (1868-1898), una perspectiva transatlántica (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2018). Dr. Camacho is one of the recipients of the 2018 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants at FIU.