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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

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April 12, 2011

Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution

Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution
The RL speakers series is organized by Fabienne Moore and Tania Triana and has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Department of Romance Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Latin American Studies Program, & Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. For information, contact or  Events are free and open to the public.

Submission or Omission: Haiti’s Challenge in Latin America
presented by Myriam J.A. Chancy Americas/Bartolomé de la Casas Lecture in Latin American Studies: Thursday April 14, 7:00 pm in Lillis 182
Myriam J.A. Chancy, Professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Vice-President of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers & Scholars. Dr. Chancy is author of the novels Spirit of Haiti and The Loneliness of Angels and the critical study Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women.

THURSDAY APRIL 28, 4:00-5:30 PM Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Juan Flores and Miriam Jiménez Román will present and sign copies of their new co-edited book, The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States. Following the book presentation at 5:30, Darrel Couturier will lead a museum tour of the exhibition “Race, Identity and Diapora: Cuba Today.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2:00 PM in Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
US premiere screening of Red Sun in the Sunset by Cuban director Marina Ochoa Tanda, a documentary about Japanese people in Cuba. Sponsored by The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the UO Romance Languages Department, and DisOrient Asian American Film Festival. Free admission. [55 min.] in the Romance Language World.

“Buque otra negra pa trabajá’: A Visual History of Popular Revoltin Hispaniola”
presented by Sara E. Johnson: Thursday, May 5, 6:30 pm Lillis 185
Sara E. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Literature of the Americas in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. She is the co-editor of Kaiso! Writings By and About Katherine Dunham and Una ventana a Cuba y los Estudios cubanos. Her book The Fear of French Negroes: Transcolonial Imagination in the Revolutionary Americas, is forthcoming from University of California Press. *reception following

“The Grand Rue Galerie’s Urban Environmental Aesthetics: Or, The Post-Primitivist Modern, Machinic Urbanism, & Vodou Bricolage in Port-au-Prince”
presented by Jana Evans Braziel: Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 pm Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Jana Evans Braziel is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Affiliate Faculty in Africana Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Braziel is the author of: Duvalier’s Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora. Braziel is currently working on “Riding with Death”: Precarious Life and Creative Production in the Streets of Port-au-Prince, a book addressing human rights, political economy, and environmentalism in Haitian literatures, arts, and films. *reception following