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Sepúlveda presents book of poetry at NY Public Library


Jesús Sepúlveda presented his latest book of poetry, entitled Secoya at the New York Public Library on June 22, 2015.

About fifty people gathered on a Monday evening to hear poetry in Spanish at the Fifth Avenue landmark building. The event, called “Noche vestida de versos,” was a poetry reading organized by Sudaquia Editores and the New York Public Library.  Along with Sepúlveda, poets Enrique Winter, Raquel Adend van Dalen, and Juan Luis Landaeta also read their works.

Sepúlveda’s Secoya was recently published by Sudaquia Editores—a publishing house based in the US,


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Rigoletto introduces free screening of Cinema Paradiso at the Bijoux

The Italian program and the Department of Romance Languages present: A Special Screening of CINEMA PARADISO (Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore) Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Film When: Thursday May 21st 7.00pm Where: Bijou Art Cinema on 13th Free Entrance with a UO card Prof. Sergio Rigoletto (Italian and Cinema Studies) will introduce the film

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Wacks publishes book on Sephardic literature

from publisher website: 

Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literature: Jewish Cultural Production Before and After 1492. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.

The year 1492 has long divided the study of Sephardic culture into two distinct periods, before and after the expulsion of Jews from Spain. David A. Wacks examines the works of Sephardic writers from the 13th to the 16th centuries and shows that this literature was shaped by two interwoven experiences of diaspora: first from the Biblical homeland Zion and later from the ancestral hostland, Sefarad. Jewish in Spain and Spanish


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