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FALL 2014

Graduate Student Conference
November 14, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm. Stony Brook-Manhattan campus. 

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Thanks to Prof. Susan Martin Márquez for her wonderful talk!!

Click here for full program schedule. Click here for Poster in PDF and for Call for Papers in English or Spanish.


 The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature and the Latin American and Caribbean Center 
present a talk in Spanish by the Paraguayan Ambassador in Portugal

Luis Fretes Carreras (Centro de Estudos Internacionais, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)



Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 1.00 pm to 2.15 pm
LACC Seminar Room, Social and Behavioral Sciences N320

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​The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, the Program in Public Health, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, the Humanities Institute, and the departments of Philosophy and Cultural Analysis and Theory invite you to the upcoming conference: 

L A T I N O   P E D A G O G I E S : Theorizing a Transnational Experience


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9:45 am: Opening Remarks

10:00-10:50 am: U.S. Latino/a Poems as Social Media: A Performalist Pedagogy
Urayoán Noel, New York University

11:00-11:50 am: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on the Construction of Latinidad: Language and the Classification of Latina/os in the US Census
Jennifer Leeman, George Mason University

12:00-12:50 pm:  Pedagogies of the Brown Queer
Richard T. Rodríguez, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

2:30-3:20 pm: Grey’s (Multi-ethnic) Anatomy: A Corazón Abierto and the Racial Politics of Format Adaptation
Yeidy Rivero, University of Michigan

3:30-4:20 pm: Circuits of the Sacred: Preliminary Thoughts on Eros, Spirit and Pedagogy
Carlos Ulises Decena, Rutgers University

4:30-5:20 pm: Aquí y Allá: Transnational Ties, Gender, and Latino Immigrant Health
Carmela Alcántara, Columbia University Medical Center

TALK organized by Memory in the Disciplines and the Dept of Hispanic Languages and Literature

From Athens to Jerusalem Civil War Memory in Spain (1975-2014)

Prof. Alejandro Baer (Univ of Minnesota)

Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the 

Discussant: Prof Daniela Flesler (Stony brook Univ)

October 2, 2:30pm to 3:50 pm

The Poetry Center (Humanities 2001). Click here for poster!

International Conference: "Mentiras y secretos en el teatro hispánico del Siglo de Oro".

Friday Oct 3, 2014 from 9.30 am to 5.45 pm, Humanities 2001

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Lecture series on Racialized Representations of Gender in Spain and Latin America

"Lemebel Post Lemebel: Performance, Writing and the Queering of Memory in Chile"

Fernando A. Blanco (Bucknell University)

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 2pm
Melville N3060
Lunch will be provided at 1pm   (see poster here)

Fernando A. Blanco is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Bucknell University. He is author of Desmemoria y Perversión. Privatizar lo Público, Mediatizar lo Intimo, Administrar lo Privado (2010). Additionally he has edited Reinas de Otro Cielo. Modernidad y Autoritarismo en la Obra de Pedro Lemebel (2004) and Desdén al infortunio: Sujeto, comunicación y público en la narrativa de Pedro Lemebel (2010). His research interests include memory narratives in the Southern Cone and Central America within the framework provided by Trauma and Holocaust Studies and sexuality studies focusing on the textual representation of sexual minorities and the struggle for sexual citizenship in the Latin American region.


SPN 405 History and Politics of Art during the Spanish Golden Age at the Museum

Prof. Fernando Loffredo and his students at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this May 2014



Workshop: Community + Arts + Education

Can study abroad become community engagement?
Can the arts empower youth? 
Can filmmaking create empathy?

Come and participate in a conversation with professors and activists from La Poderosa Media Project:
Alejandra Zambrano, Jorge García and Joseph M. Pierce


Friday, February 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM in Melville Library N-3060

This interactive workshop will discuss methods of artistic intervention and community engagement that have been employed by La Poderosa Media Project across Latin America and the United States over the past eight years. Workshop facilitators will emphasize the connection between arts programs and community-based pedagogies that can be applied to university curricula, nonprofit organizations, and social enterprises. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend.

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Prof. Lilia Moritz Schwarcz (University of São Paulo)


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Wednesday, February 26 at 2:30 PM in the Wang Center Theater

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Dept of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Dept of History and Dept of Sociology.

Symposium in Honor of  Prof. Lou Charnon Deutsch

On Friday March 7 we are holding a day-long symposium to celebrate Lou's work at Stony Brook and beyond. The symposium will be held in Melville N3060, from 10 am to 5 pm. The day will conclude with a wine and cheese reception from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Hilton Garden Inn (on campus), open for all attending the symposium. [Full Program]

Please come and share in the event! It will also be a great chance to welcome former students back to Stony Brook.  [Poster]





Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students

With professors Javier Uriarte and Joseph M. Pierce

March 12, 2014, 1-2.30pm in Melville Library N3060
Hosted by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature

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 Talk Series: Racialized Representations of Gender in Spain and Latin America



  • 1. Mon. Mar. 24, Film Screening of Angelitos Negros (dir. Joselito Rodríguez, 1948), 2pm (Melville N3060)
  • 2. Wed. Mar. 26, ProfBen Sifuentes (Rutgers Univ): “The Genealogy of Angelitos Negros: Foundational Fictions, Melodrama, and the Erotics of Race,” 1pm(Melville N3060)
  • 3. Wed. Apr. 2, Prof. Silvia Bermudez (UC Santa Barbara): "Migration, Music, and the Processes and Practices of Imagining Race in Contemporary Spain," 1pm (place TBA)
  • 4. Wed. Apr. 16, Film screening of Dzi Croquettes, 1pm (Melville N3060)



The Hispanic Languages and Literatures Department presenta:

Al fin del día. Poesía completa 1958-2013

Encuentro con Pedro Lastra

NEW DATE: Monday April 7, 1:00 to 2:20 PM (Room N3060)*


“Yo vivo también en un país extranjero
en el cual me dedico
a inocentes e inútiles tareas,
y en el que seguramente moriré
a la hora señalada,
como suele ocurrirle a la gente
en lo que llaman su propio país
o su país ajeno, pues no hay sino distancias
mayores o menores de frontera a frontera,
con líneas divisorias que uno mismo dibuja”

(de “Datos personales”)

Funding provided by The Graduate School’s “Building Graduate Communities” Initiative
*Lunch will be served


 FALL 2013

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NEW PHOTOS FROM OUR 2013 TALLER!  (click here or on pics)

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Yolanda Martínez San Miguel (Rutgers University)

"Fantasy as Identity: Beyond Foundational Narratives in Lourdes Casal"
Monday, Oct 14 at 4 pm in the Wang Center Theater
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Racialized Representations of Gender in Spain and Latin America Lecture Series (I)

Screening of Ocaña, retrat intermitent

Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013
Melville N3060 at 1:30PM

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Talk by Eva Woods (Vassar College)

"Recuperating Radical Epistemologies: Intersectionality in Ocaña, retrat intermitent"

Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013
Melville N3060 at 4:30PM


The Latin American and Caribbean Center: New Faculty Colloquium (I) 

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Lori Flores (History): "Fields of Division: The Relationships Between Mexicans and Mexican Americans in U.S. Agriculture, 1940-1970".
Joseph Pierce (Hispanic Lang & Lit): “Este niño de mala raza: Regulating Kinship in Carlos O. Bunge's La novela de la sangre"

Discussant: Melissa Forbis (CAT and Sociology)

Wednesday Oct 23, 1.00 pm to 2.10 pm in LACC seminar room (Social & Behavioral Sciences N320)

The Latin American and Caribbean Center: New Faculty Colloquium (II)

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Nancy Hiemstra (Cultural Analysis and Theory): “Migration, Forced Return, and Insecurity: Examining Reverberations of U.S. Detention and Deportation Policies in Ecuador”

Javier Uriarte (Hispanic Lang & Lit): “Adventure, Colonialism, and the Construction of a New Frontier: Theodore Roosevelt's Through the Brazilian Wilderness (1914)”

Discussant: Paul Firbas (Hispanic Lang & Lit)

Wednesday Oct 30, 1.00 pm to 2.10 pm in LACC seminar room (Social & Behavioral Sciences N320)

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