Please join us for the final lecture of the ‘Thinking Authenticity’
Noa Steimatsky (Berkeley/ACLS)
‘The Face on Film: Made and Unmade’
Wed May 23
3-5pm Willamette 100
Noa Steimatsky is Fellow of the American Council of Learned Society and Visiting Associate Professor of Italian at UC Berkeley. Exploring the ways in which the facial close-up has often been described in film criticism as a moment of truth within the cinematic image, the lecture will show that the face is much more than the quintessential incarnation of the person and that our encounter with its representation is also predicated on a sense of ambiguity and illegibility.
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.
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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
Join us for a mini-film series, en français! Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m., Willamette 110. All francophiles and cinephiles are welcome!
April 25th: Masculin Féminin (1966, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 110 minutes).
With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music, revolution, and each other. French new wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud stars as Paul, an idealistic would-be intellectual struggling to forge a relationship with the adorable pop star Madeleine (real-life yé-yé girl Chantal Goya). Through their tempestuous affair, Godard fashions a candid and wildly funny free-form examination of youth culture in throbbing 1960s Paris, mixing satire and tragedy as only Godard can. Based loosely on two short stories by 19th century French author Guy de Maupassant: “La femme de Paul” and “Le signe”.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/641725366165731/
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.
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.
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.
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
9:00 – 9:15 AM (Browsing Room)
Welcome from UO administration officials, CLLAS director, symposium coordinator.
10:40-11:50 AM (Browsing Room)
Women and Gender in Latin America and U.S. Latinx communities
Vicky Falcon, Michelle McKinley, Kristin Yarris, Lynn Stephen, Gabriela Martinez
Chair: Vicky Falcon, Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana
12:00- 1:00 PM (Gerlinger Alumni Lounge)
“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
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
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).
Jesús Sepúlveda reads from his most recent poetry book Espejo de detalles. November 21, 4:30-6:00 – Mills International Lounge (EMU).
On Thursday Nov. 16th Prof. Renga (Chair of Italian and French at Ohio State University) will give a lecture on the forced exile of several homosexual inmates during fascism as represented and memorialized in a number of Italian documentaries and fiction films.
Nov. 16th (5pm)
In 2003, multi-term ex-prime minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi stated: ‘I understand the difficulties of teaching democracy to a people who for nearly forty years have known only dictatorship.’ Interviewer Nicholas Farrell prompted: ‘Like Italy at the fall of Fascism.’ To this, Berlusconi infamously declared ‘That was a much more benign dictatorship; Mussolini did not murder anyone. Mussolini sent people on holidays to confine them to banishment to small islands such as Ponza or Maddalena which are now exclusive resorts.’ The promotion of internal exile (‘confino’) as holiday is particularly interesting when considering the experience of men sent to the islands for suspicion of ‘pederasty’ (as it was referred to at the time). As this talk discusses, gay men found a certain amount of freedom on an island prison where conditions were grim, barracks were overcrowded, illness was rampant, jobs were unavailable, and the average stipend was only four lire per day. At the same time, the experience of gay men sent into internal exile is cloaked in silence. The lecture interrogates this silence by looking at two feature films, three documentaries, and a graphic novel that treat, to different degrees, the experiences of gay men sent into internal exile.