LENA BURGOS-LAFUENTE

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Assistant Professor

Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library N3026  (on leave fall 2014- spring 2015)

Email: lena.burgos-lafuente@stonybrook.edu

Lena Burgos-Lafuente specializes in Latin American, Caribbean and Modern transatlantic literatures, with strong interests in poetry and aurality. In her dissertation, “Untimely Poetics: Literary Politics in the Mid 20th Century Spanish Caribbean,” she discusses the critical juncture at which prevailing ideological positions induced by the Second World War in the Caribbean met a new political poetics of postwar literature in the encounter between Caribbean writers and Spanish exiles in the late 1940s and 1950s.

In 2006, as the recipient of the Concha Meléndez Prize of Literary Criticism, the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña published her book-length essay Melancólicas inquisiciones: escritura y sujeto en Borges. Her article “Tiempo de isla: Pedro Salinas y los trópicos típicos” recently appeared in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2010). She is currently working on a project that engages the intricate relations between sound and image in the film production of the Puerto Rican Division of Community Education (DivEdCo). 

Courses taught at Stony Brook

  • SPN 671 (PHD seminar). Writing Ruins: Time, Modernity and Decay in 20th Century Latin American Literature

  • SPN 573 (MA seminar) Poetics of Confinement in Latin American Literature.“Escritura y confín: poéticas del encierro en América Latina”.

  • SPN 435 (undergraduate course). ‘Before the Law’: Writing, Order and Desire in Latin American Literary Culture. “Ante la ley: escritura, orden y deseo en la cultura literaria latinoamericana”

  • SPN 671 (PHD seminar). Literary Politics in Mid 20th Century Caribbean Literature. “Política y poéticas en el Caribe de mediados de siglo XX”

  • SPN 585 (MA seminar) Caribbean Discourses: Hispanophone Literature in a Comparative Context

 

 
 
See past events

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
Poster

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
poster

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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Image from Colonial Mexico

 

 

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