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Tue Aug 21, 2018

"Y mi cabeza es un campo de batalla:" Communicating the Inexpressible, Poetry, and Migraine A public lecture by Jill Kuhnheim


Location: The Hesburgh Center Auditorium

JILL KUHNHEIM, professor of Latin American Literature,Department of Hispanic Studies, Brown University and director of the Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at  the University of Kansas (2012-15) will visit ND

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"Y mi cabeza es un campo de batalla:" Communicating the Inexpressible, Poetry, and Migraine

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Thu Aug 23, 2018

Research Seminar: "The Scene of the Crime: Tombolo On- and Off-Screen” - Prof. Charles Leavitt (Notre Dame)


Location: Special Collections

Largely ignored by scholarship and increasingly occluded in historical memory, Tombolo was once so central to Italian culture and politics that even allusive references to the term could conjure the doubt, anxiety, and indignation of the Second World War war and its aftermath. A pine grove located between Pisa and Livorno, Tombolo housed a large American encampment, a key staging site for the Allied invasion and subsequent occupation of Italy. It was also the site of a flourishing black market, rampant prostitution, and racial tensions, which combined to give it an outsized role in the Italian imagination. Indeed, a mix of prurience and prejudice made Tombolo a kind of Italian obsession after the war. It was the subject of lurid tales of white slavery, murder, kidnapping, money laundering, and thefts totaling billions of lire

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Thu Aug 30, 2018

Ericka Beckman, Director of Graduate Studies at U of Pennsylvania Spanish Dept to visit ND


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Modern Epics: José María Arguedas, Realism, and the Story of Capitalism in Twentieth-Century Peru

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A public lecture by Ericka Beckman
University of Pennsylvania

In this lecture Prof. Beckman explores how Latin American fiction produced sophisticated readings of the major economic transformations of the twentieth century, especially the wide-scale transition from peasant-agrarian to urban societies.Focusing on the massively influential Peruvian anthropologist and novelist José María Arguedas, she approaches his realist fictional works as what the philosopher György Lukács called ‘modern epics’.  These are narratives that attempted to tell the story of deepening, though always highly uneven and contradictory, processes of indigenous dispossession and proletarianization across the twentieth century.  What does it mean to rethink this narrative history today, and what can it tell us about contemporary social conditions in Latin America?…

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