Arts and Humanities

Alejandro  de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies, FAS
Chair, DRCLAS Cuba Studies Program
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute

Co-Chair, Cuban Studies Program

A historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race...

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Interview with RLL professor Bruno Carvalho

September 17, 2018

By Tiago Genoveze

First of all, congratulations on your appointment as a tenured professor of Romance Languages and Literatures. You received your PhD at Harvard nine years ago. How does it feel to be back on campus in your new role?

It feels like a homecoming, after a wonderful nine years in the Princeton faculty. I have great memories of my time as a graduate student here. It’s particularly meaningful and inspiring to try to carry on some of the work done by my dissertation advisor, Nicolau Sevcenko, who passed away in 2014. Harvard looks like a very...

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2018 Nov 05

Film Screening: Song for Cesar

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 CAmbridge St.
6:00pm

Please join us for a film screening followed by discussion featuring:

Davíd Carrasco, Professor, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Abel Sánchez, Film Director

About "Song for Ceasar":
This is the story of how labor leader Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers
Union (UFW) formed an alliance with musicians and artists to help build a
movement called “La Causa.”...

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2018 Oct 19

Cuba Studies Program: Reflections on Cuban Visual Arts: Race, Politics, and Institutional Development

12:00pm

 

This panel explores how Cuban visual arts constitutes an important platform to understand a wide range of historical and current socio-political issues. The presenters reflect on topics such as the relationship between figurative art, race, and nation, the transcultural dynamics of Cuba’s concrete art, the contributions of monographs to existing historiography, and the role of the Cuban Art Foundation in the development of national arts and society.

“Concrete Cuba”
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2018 Sep 14

Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
Professor of African and African American Studies and of History 
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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2018 Oct 11

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Animating Racism: Irony and Images of Dissent in Afro-Brazilian Media

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Reighan Gillam, Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

This talk examines the use of irony and humor in Afro-Brazilian alternative media. Specifically, media producers depict moments of racism, which call into question popular understandings that downplay racism in social life.

Reighan Gillam earned her PhD in...

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2018 Oct 04

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: The Necessity of Fiction in Today's Brazil

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Beatriz Bracher, writer

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

In 2018, Brazil finds itself torn asunder, and inundated by the deafening roar of militancies and their drones. Under these conditions, it is necessary to reconstruct and protect a space for silence and doubt. A space where certainties might be betrayed: fiction.

Beatriz Bracher (São Paulo, 1961), graduated in Literature and Writing, was the editor of the Literature...

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2018 Nov 13

Arts & Sciences Workshop: Volverse Palestina: Strategies of Erasure in Palestinian Identity Today

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
6:00pm

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Speaker: Lina Meruane, Chilean novelist, Liberal Arts Clinical Associate Professor, NYU

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

The quest to "return home" is one of the most controversial issues in the Palestinian/Israeli...

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2018 Oct 25

Arts & Sciences Workshop: Sergio Pitol's Strategic Occidentalism: Translation and Literary Worldmaking

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street
6:00pm

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Speaker: Ignacio Sanchez Prado, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

The seminar seeks to explore the construction of “world literature” as...

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2018 Sep 27

Arts & Sciences Workshop: The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street
6:00pm

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Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literature

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2018 Oct 30

Poetry Reading: Javier Zamora

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street
5:30pm

Speaker: Javier Zamora, Poet, Radcliffe Institute Fellow 2018-19

The Salvadoran-born poet will read fragments of his latest book Unaccompanied. The reading is part of the associated programming for the DRCLAS Fall exhibition ARQUITECTURA DEL VAIVÉN , curated by Romance Languages and Literatures Phd student Gabriela Poma.

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador, in 1990. He is the author of the chapbook Nueve Anos Inmigrantes/Nine Immigrant Years, which won the 2011 Organic Weapon Arts Contest, and ...

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