Daniela Flesler

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Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library N-3018, (631) 632-6031
Email: daniela.flesler@stonybrook.edu

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Daniela Flesler (Ph.D. Tulane University, 2001) is Associate Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literature. She specializes in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies, with a focus on issues of race, immigration, and contemporary uses of the past. Her book The Return of the Moor: Spanish Responses to Contemporary Moroccan Immigration (Purdue UP, 2008) examines the anxiety over symbolic and literal boundaries permeating Spain’s reception of Moroccan immigrants. It argues that Moroccans constitute a “problem” to Spaniards not because of their cultural differences, as many claim, but because they are not different enough. Perceived as “Moors,” they conjure up historical ghosts that continue to haunt the Spanish imaginary, revealing the acute tensions inherent to Spain’s liminal position between Europe and Africa.

She has co-edited with Tabea Linhard and Adrián Pérez Melgosa  Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era (Routledge, 2013), an exploration of the different and contradictory ways in which Spain as a nation has tried to come to terms with its Jewish memory and with the absence/presence of Sephardic Jews from the nineteenth century to the present.

Her book manuscript in progress, for which she won an ACLS 2014-15 Fellowship, is entitled The Memory Work of Sepharad: New Inheritances for Twenty-First Century Spain


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Spring 2016

Talk
Prof. Rafael Rojas (CIDE, México)
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"Traduciendo la Utopía.
La revolución cubana en Nueva York"
Thursday April 28, 12.00 pm
Melville Library N3060
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Talk
Prof. Mariano Siskind (Harvard Univ)
"Latin American Lit and World War I: Notes towards a Redefinition of global Modernism"
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Wed Aprill 20, 4 to 6 pm in HUM 1006
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Tertulia Literaria
Wed April 20th
1.00-2.20 pm
Dept Community Room (next to Melville N3060)
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Talk
Prof. Auréie Viallete (Stony Brook University)
Disposable Bodies: The Problem of Disposable Colonization
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April 14, 1 pm, SAC Ball Room B
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Conversation with Argentine film
director Julian Troksberg
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April 14, 7 pm, HUM 1006
Hispanic Languages Film Festival

Talk
Prof. Gabriela Basterra (NYU)
"Reason enjoined"
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Tuesday, April 5, 4.30pm
Melville N3060
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HISPANIC LANGUAGES FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Under the Thumb
April 4, 5, 13, 14 at 7 pm
Humanities 1006
Free and open to the public
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Conversation with Prof. Ruben Ríos Ávila (NYU)

"Para volver a ver. Eduardo Lalo y la fotografia de lo singular"

Tuesday, March 29, at 2.30 pm in Melville Library N3060

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"Geografías y retóricas de la guerra en América Latina"

Mary Louis Pratt (NYU)
Fernando Degiovanni (CUNY Graduate Center)
Felipe Martínez Pinzón (Brown University)

Stony Brook Manhattan
Wed March 9th, 6 pm to 8:30 pm

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Talk by Spanish writer

José Manuel Fajardo
"América, un viaje literario de ida y vuelta."
Monday March 21, 2:30-4.00, Melville Library N3060

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