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Two talks by Prof. Adalberto Müller (Univ Federal Fluminense, Brazil)

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Do samba à bossa nova: um panorama
Monday, February 8, 6-7:20 PM. Melville  Library, Room N3060
This talk will be in Portuguese.
A short synthesis of Brazilian Popular music, focusing on the relation between melody and lyrics, and highlighting the connections between songs and historical transformations of the period 1930-1970. Songs by Noel Rosa, Nelson Cavaquinho, Tom Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, João Gilberto, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tomzé e Paulinho da Viola.  
War and Representation in the Brazilian sertão: João Guimarães Rosa and Glauber Rocha
Wednesday, February 10, 3-4:30 pm. Melville Library, Room N3060.
This talk will be in English
Glauber Rocha's images of war refer at the same time to civil war in Canudos (1896-1897), especially as depicted by Euclides da Cunha in Os Sertões (1902), and to conflicts between the cangaceiros and the military from 1920 to 1937. In this talk we will discuss the essential role that João Guimarães Rosa’s novel Grande Sertão: Veredas (1956) plays in understanding Rocha's narrative aesthetics.
Adalberto Müller is Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói-Rio de Janeiro. He was a Visiting Scholar at Yale University in 2013 and a Visiting Professor at Université de Lyon2/France (Film Studies), and is currently a fellow researcher at CNPq and FAPERJ. Among many books, he recently published Orson Welles: banda de um homem só (Rio de Janeiro, 2015). He lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame University, SAIC Chicago, WWU Münster, Universität Wien, Paris III, and Universität Salzburg. In 2015 he was invited to a Colloque Cérisy-La-Salle on Francis Ponge. As filmmaker, he wrote and directed Wenceslau e a árvore do gramfone, a short film on the poetry of Manoel de Barros.   


FALL 2015

Prof. Ada Ferrer (NYU): "Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution"

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Monday Nov. 30th, 2015, at 2.30 pm in Javitts Center 109

Talk by Prof. Peter Hulme (Univ Essex)

Poetas en Nueva York: The Hispanic Literary Presence, 1915-1921. 

Dec 2, 1 to 2 pm. Melville Library N3060 (Hispanic Lang and Lit seminar room)


Prof. Peter Hulme, Professor in Literature at the University of Essex, is Visiting Scholar this semester in our Department at Stony Brook. He will be giving a talk in our Department and doing research in Melville library and the New York area.

Prof. Hulme has recently completed a critical edition of the previously unpublished autobiography of the Jamaican writer, W. Adolphe Roberts (1884-1962), published by the University of the West Indies Press (2015). He is currently working on a book provisionally titled The Dinner at Gonfarone's: Pan-American Writing in New York in 1919, which looks at the relationships between Hispanic and Anglo writers in New York in the early twentieth century.

He is author of very influential books in colonial and Caribbean studies, such as Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean (1986) (available in PDF). Click here for a comprehensive list of his publications with links to free PDFs

A conversation with Chilean writer Lina Meruane

Lina Meruane (PhD NYU) is a Chilean writer and scholar established in New York.  She was awarded the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize in 2012 and a Guggenheim fellowship in 2004, among other distinctions. Meruane has published more than ten books in fiction and criticism. She is currently a Master Teacher of Liberal Studies at New York University. Her most recent novel is titled Sangre en el ojo (2012).

Nov 12, from 5,30 to 6,50 in Melville Library N3063. In Spanish.


Graduate Student Conference. Narrative and Violence. Stony Brook Manhattan. Saturday Nov 14, 2015.

Keynote speaker: Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba (UT Austin).

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Award winning novelist and literary critic Claudia Salazar Jiménez will be visiting our department!

Wednesday, Oct 28 at 2:30PM in Melville Library W4530.  Join us for a reading and chat with the author!


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Talk by

Kirsty Hooper (University of Warwick)

“Genealogy, Mobility, and Family History in the Anglo-Hispanic Atlantic”

Wed Sept 23 (NEW DATE) @ 1pm in Melville Library N3060

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Three lives intersected by the Atlantic and by the shifting relations between the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Anglophone and Hispanophone worlds: Antonio Agacio, Jesusa Alfau de Solalinde and James Hooper. Three lives with varying visibility in the official records that capture their journeys across national, imperial and linguistic borders. Three lives whose resonances are not to be found in the published works of scholars, but in the ephemeral, digital world of newspaper archives, randomly digitized manuscripts and family historians. Locating its inquiry in the specific routes and encounters of the Anglo-Hispanic Atlantic, this paper asks to what extent the booming, largely digital world of family history can model new modes of inquiry for cultural scholars seeking to understand the lives and works of those whose place in the canon or the archive is fragile, contested, or even non-existent.



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Spring 2016

Two talks by

Prof. Adalberto Müller (Univ Federal Fluminense, Brazil)

Do samba à bossa nova: um panorama
Monday, February 8, 6-7:20 PM. Melville Library, Room N3060
This talk will be in Portuguese.


War and Representation in the Brazilian sertão: João Guimarães Rosa and Glauber Rocha
Wednesday, February 10, 3-4:30 pm. Melville Library, Room N3060.
This talk will be in English



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