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December 16, 2019

Delprat Translates Sepúlveda

 

Chilean poet and RL faculty Jesús Sepúlveda published six poems in the Francophone poetry review Exit, published in Montreal, Quebec, December 2019. The editor of this new issue points out that:

“finalement, vous pourrez découvrir les mots de Jesús Sepúlveda, poète chilien résidant aux États-Unis, qui, avec L’enfer, Le fascisme s’assoit à table, Moonlight, Le pont, El hacedor et Ville noire, propose des textes encore tout chauds, faisant écho aux différents remous qui secouent son pays d’origine.”

Sepúlveda was invited to collaborate on this issue by the review’s director, poet Stéphane Despatie, after they both met at the Trois-Rivières International Poetry Festival in October 2019. This festival is the most important Francophone poetry event in North America and this year the festival celebrated its 35th anniversary.

Sepúlveda’ poems in French were translated by Fabienne Delprat, nom de plume of RL French Professor Fabienne Moore.

The launch of the issue 97 of Exit, revue de poésie is scheduled for December 12th, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the bookstore Librairie Zone Libre in Montréal, Canada.

November 14, 2019

Nov 15-16 Race, Racialization, & the Early Modern—Emerging Views

 

COLT invites you to join guests David Sterling Brown (SUNY Binghamton), Nick Jones (Bucknell U), Christina Lee (Princeton) and Marc Schacter (Durham, U.K.) and respondents Lara Bovilsky (ENG), Leah Middlebrook (COLT), Amanda Powell (RL) and David Wacks (RL) as we consider new research and emerging methodologies by which to approach the concepts of racialization, race, and emergent discourses of national, ethnic and religious identity in the early modern period. In particular, these discussions build from the insight that modern ideas about race were shaped in part by discourses of religious and ethnic sameness and difference that developed in medieval and early modern Iberia.

In addition to the scheduled research presentations and discussions, the symposium includes two open conversations, one focused on mentoring strategies for the 21st century and one focused on publishing venues.

The symposium runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday and from 9-12:30 on Saturday. All events will be held in the Spruce and Cedar Rooms of the EMU.

Readings are available in advance, for those who would like to learn more about the research of our invited guests.

Please contact Leah Middlebrook (middlebr@uoregon.edu) for links to the readings, or with any questions.

Hope to see you there!

February 13, 2019

Questions in Translation–a symposium

Oregon Center for Translation Studies

Inaugural Symposium: Questions in Translation

Feb. 21-22, 2019

Keynote:  Friday, Feb 22, 3:30-5:00  Browsing Room, Knight Library

“Translation, Advocacy, Friendship”

Karen Emmerich, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Roundtable panels:

4:00-5:30 Thurs. 2/21, “Is translation border crossing?”  110 Fenton Hall

10:30-12:00 Fri. 2/22, “What do ‘good’ translations do, exactly?”  Browsing room, Knight Library

1:30-3:00 Fri. 2/22, “What does it mean to translate context?”    Browsing room, Knight Library

 

Co-sponsored by: Oregon Center for Translation Studies and the Departments of Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Literatures, English, German and Scandinavian, and Romance Languages

May 15, 2018

Thinking Authenticity Series: Frieda Ekotto

Please join us to hear Professor Frieda Ekotto, our third speaker in the RL Spring Series “Thinking Authenticity”:

3-5 pm: Willamette Hall 100
“Reading Aimé Césaire in the Era of Black Lives Matter”

It’s a large room, let’s fill it! Please forward the announcement!

Frieda Ekotto is the Chair of the Department of Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of several important scholarly articles, monographs and novels, which address questions of race, colonialism and slavery in the Francophone world. She has also focused on postcolonial feminisms from an African perspective and is currently working on a manuscript “Vibrancy of Silence: Women Loving Women in Sub-Sahara Africa.” Her latest monograph, What Color is Black: Race and Sex Across the French Atlantic, represents a groundbreaking intervention in the field of critical race studies. Her lecture will focus on the Negritude movement and discourses about blackness in the Francophone Atlantic world.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/198449237461597/?ref=3&action_history=null

May 1, 2018

Thinking Authenticity Series: Sánchez Prado

Wednesday, May 2: Professor Ignacio Sánchez Prado
Title: “The Invention of ‘Authentic’ Mexican Food: Rick Bayless, Diana Kennedy, Enrique Olvera”
3-5 pm, Knight Browsing Room

Ignacio Sanchez Prado is Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and one of the most influential scholars of Mexican culture and Latin American intellectual history. Sanchez Prado’s research spans a wide range of areas including neoliberal culture, world literature theory, food studies and cosmopolitanism. Based on his recent work on the circulation of Latin American cultural production both within and outside Latin America, his lecture will focus on the relation between authenticity, ethnic cuisines and neoliberalism through three case studies: Diane Kennedy, Rick Bayless and Enrique Olvera.

Free and open to the public

Co-organizers:
Fabienne Moore (
fmoore@uoregon.edu) & Sergio Rigoletto (srigolet@uoregon.edu)

April 4, 2018

Special Screening of FIRE AT SEA (Gianfranco Rosi) on April 19th

The Department of Romance Languages invites you to a Special Screening of FIRE AT SEA (G. Rosi: 2016)

When: Thursday, April 19 (5pm)
Where: PLC 180

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2121597754730134/

Introduced by Prof. Alberto Zambenedetti (U. of Toronto)

An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe.

PROF. ALBERTO ZAMBENDETTI is Assistant Professor of Italian and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. His scholarship focuses on questions of human mobility (from migration to tourism) in Italian cinema and on the relation between film and urban environments.

March 14, 2018

Cristina Moreiras-Menor’s Open Lecture at the UO

The RLGSA (RL Graduate Student Association) is hosting Cristina Moreiras-Menor this week. On March 14th, she will offer a lecture on the film “Biutiful” entitled “Death, Afterlife and the Question of Existence” in 115 Lawrence Hall at 3:30pm.

On Thursday, March 15: Workshop with students and faculty from 10:00 to 11:30 at EMU 230.

Later that Thursday: Mini talk with RL faculty and graduate students from 1 to 1:50 at 306 Deady.

Moreiras-Menor the author of Cultura herida: literatura y cine en la España democrática (Ediciones Libertarias, 2002) and La estela del tiempo: Imagen e historicidad en el cine español contemporáneo (Iberoamericna/Vervuert, 2011). She has also published extensively on authors and filmmakers such as Teresa de Jesús, Rosalía de Castro, Leopoldo ‘Alas’ Clarín, Miguel de Unamuno, Juan Goytisolo, Xosé Luis Méndez Ferrín, Ana Rossetti, Manuel Vazquez Montalbán, Luis Buñuel, Álex de la Iglesia, Mario Camus (among many others), as well on topics such as violence and memory, violence and the state, critical regionalism, the Spanish Civil War, the Francoist Dictatorship, and the Transition to Democracy.

 

 

March 10, 2018

Leah Middlebrook in Tanner Lecture Series

On March 19, Leah Middlebrook will deliver a public lecture at Utah State University, as part of the Tanner Lecture Series. The talk, taken from her book-in-progress, is titled “The View from Thebes: Framing Poetry for the 21st Century.”

 

March 6, 2018

CLLAS Symposium

Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas

March 8, 2018
Knight Library, Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St.
Gerlinger Lounge, 1468 University St.
Free & open to the public

Our thematic line of inquiry this year: America, Bridge Between Oceans poses the following questions: What happens when we put the Atlantic world in conversation with the Pacific? What kind of art and cultural production emerges? Which stories of struggles for racial, economic, gender and environmental justice arise? How does looking at Latinx and Latin American Studies from within the Pacific Rim region open up innovative and necessary methodological and analytical horizons? These questions also inspire our symposium Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas.

Fostering conversations about race, ethnicity, diasporas, gender, sexuality, migration, environmental justice, and culture that bridge the Atlantic and Pacific world, the symposium Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, and Migration in the Americas explores what kind of new knowledges, art, social transformations, and activism we can create together in the face of increasing inequalities and social violence across the continent. We meditate on what contributions emerge from Pacific Rim-based research, art, advocacy work, and political movements when we put ourselves in conversation with scholars, artists, and activists based in the Atlantic coast.  We will discuss the increasing visibility of Caribbean migrants in the Pacific Northwest, environmental justice issues in Mexico, the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Southern Cone, archipelagic studies that encompass Caribbean and Pacific islands, gender politics within Latin American and Latinx communities in Oregon, experiences of Latin Americans alongside Pacific Islanders in the Pacific Rim region, queer Latina and AfroLatin@ art, indigeneity, blackness and Jewish diasporas in Latin America, challenges faced by a variety of Latinx communities in the U.S., etc. From a Latinx and Latin American Studies perspective, we engage comparative and relational dialogues with fields such as Pacific Islander Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Native American Studies, among others, hoping to bring new light into the epistemic possibilities of our fields and the meaning of Justice for all of us.

Symposium organizer: Alaí Reyes-Santos

Full list of affiliations

9:00 – 9:15 AM (Browsing Room)
Welcome from UO administration officials, CLLAS director, symposium coordinator.

9:20-10:30 AM (Browsing Room)
Race, Ethnicity and Diasporas
Rocio ZambranaLanie Millar, Roberto Arroyo
Chair: Marta Maldonado

10:40-11:50 AM (Browsing Room)
Women and Gender in Latin America and U.S. Latinx communities
Vicky Falcon, Michelle McKinleyKristin YarrisLynn StephenGabriela Martinez
Chair: Vicky Falcon,  Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana

12:00- 1:00 PM (Gerlinger Alumni Lounge)
Keynote Speaker/Lunch

“New Directions in Latinx and Latin American Studies: Archipelagos Across the Caribbean and the Pacific”
Guest: Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel
Chair: Rocio Zambrana and Lanie Millar

2:00-3:00 PM (Browsing Room)
Environmental Justice in the Americas
Judith Vega; David VazquezSarah WaldAnalisa TaylorPedro Garcia-Caro
Chair: David Vazquez

3:10 – 4:30 PM Roundtable (Browsing Room)
“Art, Migration, and Political Activism: Caribbean and Pacific Islander Migrants in the Pacific”
[SPONSORS: Department of Ethnic Studies, the Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics, and the Center for Asia and Pacific Studies (CAPS)]
Panelists:  Judith Sierra-Rivera; JoAnna Poblete; Philipp Carrasco, Oregon AFL-CIO; Ileana Rodriguez Silva; Joyce Pualani Warren; and Jannes Martinez, Iyalocha, Lukumi priestess
Chair: Alaí Reyes-Santos

4:40PM – 5:40 PM  Plenary Session (Browsing Room)
“Latinx Communities: Questions, Challenges, and Transformations”
Monica Rojas, Director, Movimiento AfroLatino de Seattle; Laura Pulido; Ramona Hernández; Edwin Melendez, Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Chair: Gerardo Sandoval

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Gerlinger Alumni Lounge)
RiffiandoDominican Artists in the House! A Talk/Reading/Performance
Josefina BaezAna-Maurine Lara, and Ernesto Lara
Coordinator: Ana-Maurine Lara

Light Dinner/Reception

Sponsored by the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS); Wayne Morse Center for Law & Politics; UO College of Arts and Sciences; The Office of the Provost; Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS); Latin American Studies program; Department of English; Department of Romance Languages; Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Department of Anthropology; School of Journalism and Communication; Department of Philosophy; the Center for Asia and Pacific Studies (CAPS); the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA); Department of Ethnic Studies; Global Studies Institute, and the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP).

November 21, 2017

Chile in Conversation: Lectura de Poesía – Poetry Reading

Jesús Sepúlveda reads from his most recent poetry book Espejo de detalles. November 21, 4:30-6:00 – Mills International Lounge (EMU). 

Latin American Studies Book Presentation Series: Chile in Conversation.

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