Colloquium: “Cuba después del 59”

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The Colombian Studies Group presents “Cuba después del 59” [Cuba after 1959], a colloquium on the occasion of the 60th year of the Cuban Revolution and the 500th anniversary of San Cristóbal de la Habana to reflect on what was and what the nation became after 1959. The presentations included will discuss various dimensions of life in the Cuban capital. This event takes place on November 1, 2019, from 10:00am to 8:00pm, at The Graduate Center-CUNY (Room 5414), located 365 5th Avenue, New York, New York.

The Colombian Studies Group writes, “We are interested in giving voice to a new generation of researchers and academics who study the Island, its interests and perspectives.”

Program
10:00-10:30 am. Breakfast and Opening
10:30-12:30. First Panel
Alex Werner (Graduate Center): “An Antidote to Utopia: Art, Historicity & the Intellectual Public Sphere at the XIII Havana Biennial”
Elena Chávez Goycochea (Graduate Center): “Las distintas Sara Gómez: recepción crítica de su filmografía en la academia internacional y la disputa entorno a la raza, el género y la nación”
Iván Jiménez (Université Paris-Est Créteil) “Una vuelta a lo popular en la danza. El caso de Alberto Alonso en la década del sesenta”
Lidia Hernández (Graduate Center): “Fotografía cubana de los 90: La vuelta al sujeto”

12:30-1:30 pm. Lunch

2:00- 4:00 pm. Second Panel
Roseli Rojo (Rutgers University): “La Habana en Volanta. Transporte y Movilidad Social en la Ciudad Colonial”
Jadele McPherson (Graduate Center): TBA.
Justo Planas (Graduate Center): “Imaginarios pediátricos en la Cuba del cruce de siglo”
Huber Jaramillo (Graduate Center): “Seropositivo: Queer Solidarity and Survival in Severo Sarduy’s Fiction”

4:00-4:30 pm. Coffee Break

Eilyn Lombard (University of Connecticut): “Poesía contemporánea habanera: performance y resistencia”
Reynaldo Lastre (University of Connecticut): “Producción cultural y energía nuclear en Cuba”
Nils Longueira (Yale University): “De-Framing Cuban History: Nicolás Guillén Landrián’s Desde La Habana ¡1969! Recordar”
Charlie Hankin (Princeton University): “La aldea: representando lo rural y lo marginal en el hip-hop habanero”

6:30-6:45 pm. Coffee Break

6:45-8:00 pm. Closing Talk
Walfrido Dorta (Susquehanna University) Keynote speech: “Cubaxploitation: las vidas del detritus” (Sobre algunos discursos, narrativas, visualidades, estéticas, sensibilidades y políticas de representación artísticas cubanas recientes marcadas por la explotación.)

8:15-8:30 pm. Final words. Carlos Riobo, Acting EO/Chair: Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures, The Graduate Center.

8:30-Reception

For more information and full schedule, see https://z-m-www.facebook.com/events/764791703991009/

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