Arts and Humanities


Lorgia García Peña

Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature
2016 Feb 12

Cuba Studies Program: "Racial Womanhood and the Practice of Cuban Citizenship, 1886-1958"

12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South S-216, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Takkara Brunson, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Geography, Morgan State University

Takkara Brunson is Assistant Professor at Morgan State University. Her research interests include race, gender, and nation formation in...

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2015 Nov 09

Mellon Seminar on Violence, Ruins, and Mexican Monuments

3:00pm to 5:00pm


Mahindra Humanities Center, Barker 133, 12 Quincy Street

A presentation of work in progress by Mónica Salas-Landa.

Dr. Salas-Landa received a PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University in 2015. Her project "Living among a Field of Ruins: (In)Visible Residues of Violence and Revolution" combines an archival approach with ethnographic research and examines the afterlife of the material traces left by post-revolutionary state interventions in the northern lowlands of Veracruz, Mexico. Through an engagement with the agentive and affective qualities of decaying oil infrastructure, ethnological photographs, agrarian documents...

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2015 Nov 12

Poetry Reading: Juana Rosa Pita at the RCC

6:00pm to 7:30pm


Real Colegio Complutense, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge

The Real Colegio Complutense is pleased to announce this poetry reading by Cuban poet Juana Rosa Pita on the occasion of the presentation of her book Puentes y plegarias (2015).

The author will read poems from Puentes y plegarias and will offer a selection of poems from her forthcoming books Legendary entanglement  and Se desata el milagro (2016).

Co-sponsored by ARTS @DRCLAS
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2015 Oct 28

Derechos Humanos en el Cono Sur: Dos casos en Chile y Argentina



CGIS South, S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge Street

Human Rights in the Southern Cone: Two cases in Chile and Argentina*

Ciro Colombara and Juan Pablo Vigliero will talk about two cases: the first about victims of Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, and the second, about Prosecutor Nisman in Argentina (RIP). In the Chilean case, the Inter-American...

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2015 Oct 26
2015 Nov 04

Journalism Movie Series: Reportero



Science Center, Hall D, Harvard University

Film Screening of Reportero

“A veteran reporter and his colleagues at an embattled weekly challenge the drug cartels and corrupt local officials during an unprecedented wave of violence against journalists in Mexico.”—Internet Movie Database

Presented by Jacinto Rodríguez, a DRCLAS Visiting Fellow and journalist who reveals abuses of power in Mexico.

The Journalism Film Series is sponsored by the Harvard Extension School's ...

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2015 Oct 02

Recital en Vivo - Yarimir Cabán (MIMA)



Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción is excited to present a first and unique presentation in Boston of Puerto Rican songwriter Yarimir Cabán (MIMA), Ariel Robles on bass, Kya Pérez on percussion and Johannes Peters on sound design. Special guest: Puerto Rican “Cuatrista” Fabiola Méndez.

In the midst of preparations for her next album, Mima will offer an intimate recital. It proposes a menu of unreleased songs and raw material performed with colleagues from the Puerto Rican musical diaspora coming together for this special occasion.

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2015 Oct 13

ARTS@DRCLAS Film Series: "Olhos de Botão"



CGIS South S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge St.

Screening and workshop with director Marlom Meirelles, and discussants Richard Peña, Visiting Professor, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University; Professor of Film, Columbia University; Director Emeritus, New York Film Festival and Esther Hamburger, Associate Professor of History, Theory, and Criticism of Film and Television, University of São Paulo; Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by Brazil Studies Program


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2015 Oct 01

RLL Series: "Borges, Aesthetics and Politics"



CGIS South S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge St.

Borges’s politics no doubt have been held against his literary accomplishments more often than his defenders seek to protect the autonomy of the aesthetic from all political contamination. In this presentation, Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University, will argue against both approaches by beginning to study how the rules and operations of Borges’s writing, including in the name of what the Argentine calls el hecho estético, are inextricably literary and ideological at the same time.


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