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Spring 2018


Feruary 9     Talk by writer Mario Campaña: "Violencia y desarraigo en la narrativa ecuatoriana contemporánea". Organized by Stony Brook and CUNY Graduate Center. In Manhattan CUNY Graduate Center 365  5th Ave, at 6.30 pm.

February 14      Bruno Carvalho (Princeton University): “Contradictions, tensions, transits: Rio de Janeiro as a porous city.” In Frey Hall 328, 2:30 - 3:50 pm.  [ Poster]

February 19     Rosario Lázaro Igoa (Universidade Federal de Santa Catalina): "Ciudad, márgenes, mundo: desplazamientos en las crónicas de João do Rio, Alcântara Machado y Mário de Andrade".  5:30 to 7:00 pm - Melville Library - Room N3060. [ Poster]

February 21     Presentation and conversation with CARECEN (Central American Refugee Center of Long Island). 1 pm to 2 pm. Melville Library N3060.. Volunteer and internship opportunities and exchange language classes via Skype project. [ Poster]

Feb 26              Jorge Marcone (Rutgers Univ) and Victoria Saramago (Univ. Chicago). Coloquio. Las formas del campo II. Estudios latinoamericanos y ecocrítica. [Coloquium. Latin American Studies and Ecocricism]. 5.30 pm to 8 pm. Melville Library N3060. Free and opem to the public.  [ Poster] Watch videos here.

February to April

New Directions in Latino Caribbean  Studies (Skype Talks in Prof. Burgos-Lafuente's seminar in Melville Library N3060) [ Poster]

1. Wednesday, February 21, 6.00 pm: Jaime Rodríguez Matos (California State University, Fresno), author of  Writing of the Formless: José Lezama Lima and the End of Time. (NY: Fordham University Press, 2017)

2. Tuesday, March 6, 11 am: Juan Duchesne Winter (University of Pittsburgh [and Stony Brook PhD alumn]), author of  Caribe, Caribana: cosmografías literarias (San Juan: Callejón, 2015)

3. Wednesday April 11, 6.00 pm: Lorgia García Peña (Harvard Univ), author of Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation and Archives of Contradiction (Durham: Duke Univ Press, 2016)

4. Wednesday, April 18, 6.00 pm: Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia (Univ of Maryland), author of  La hoja de mar (:) efecto archipiélago I. (Leiden: Almenara, 2016)

5. Wednesday, April 25: Harris Feinsod (Northwestern University), author of  The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017).


March 22-23    Graduate Student Conference No Direction Home: Travels, Travelers and (Trans)formations. Keynote speaker: Prof. Sylvia Molloy (NYU). Poster and full program.

March 26         “Moving between Places": A Conversation with Edward Casey (Philosophy, Stony Brook) 6 - 8 pm - Melville Library - Room N3060

March 29        Talk by Colombian writer Juan Álvarez in Melville Library N3060 from 1 to 2 pm. See poster. Watch video.


April 2            Fim screening and discussion with director Toshi Sakai. Documentary  Cimarronaje en Panamá (2017)  (with English subtitles). 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Room Melville N3060. See poster.

April 18           Tertulia Literaria: Spring Poetry Reading  Campus Life. Lounge HLL 

April 18-26     9th Stony Brook Hispanic Film Festival. Humanities Building 1006. April 18, 19, 25 and 26th from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Organized and curated by graduate students in Hispanic Lang & Lit. See festival webpage. See poster here.


May 2              Teatro Abierto en Español: Campus Life, Lounge HLL (Melville Library)

3 Mayo            Charla del profesor Carlos Mata (Universidad de Navarra. España) sobre Federico García Lorca. 




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