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Café Latino.  Starting on Oct 8th, we meet to practice Spanish and socialize every Wed from 1 to 2 pm in Humanities Lounge #2029. All levels are welcome. See poster.


September 15th.  Accentuation Workshop. Taller de  Acentuación. Wednesday from 1 to 2 pm in Humanities Building # 1023. See poster.

Sept 15th. Talk by Prof. John  Blanco  (UC San Diego) on  Frontier Constitutions. Christianity and Colonial Empire in the Nineteenth-Century Philippines . Organized by Prof. Aurelie Vialette. Wed at 3:30pm. See poster for Zoom meeting ID.

Sept 15th.  Talk by Prof. Sebastián Reyes (Universidad de Santiago, Chile) “Cruces de miradas en la frontera entre Chile y Perú”. Wednesday, September 15 6:05pm. LACS TALK  in LACS Gallery (SBS N-320). Organized by Prof. Javier Uriarte. See poster.

Sept 17th. Talk by Prof. Bruce Edelstein (NYU, Florence), "Portrait of Eleonora di Toledo by Bronzino exhibited at the Uffizi Gallery." Fdriday at 2 pm in the Center for Italian Studies in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340. Organized by Prof. Fernando Loffredo. See poster.

September 28th. Zoom Faculty Fellows lecture by Paul Firbas/Hispanic Languages and Literature. "Transatlantic and Colonial Media Culture: the Lima Periodical News Sheets 1700-1711". Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University. More info and poster.



November 10th. Librarians Fernando Acosta and Gabrielle Winkler (Princeton Univ) will present the Princeton's Latin American Ephemera Collection. Wed from 5 to 5.30 pm. Email for Zoom link. See poster.

November 10th. Mia Ruyters (Columbia Univ) will talk about teaching programs for women inmates. Wed at 3.30 pm. Otganized by Prof. Aurelie Vialette. 





February 17. Pensando Xībānyá: Voices from the Chinese Diaspora Events. 1st session. More info here.


March 18. Symposium “Early Modern News-Sheets and Pamphlets in the Hispanic World”. Thursday March 18th (2021) from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (EST). Virtual round table via Zoom (in Spanish or English). For more information and registration, click here.

March 24. Pensando Xībānyá: Voices from the Chinese Diaspora Events. 2nd session. More info here.


April 14. Pensando Xībānyá: Voices from the Chinese Diaspora Events. 3rd session. More info here.

April 20. " Nature, Travel and Nostalgia: New Approaches to William Henry Hudson." An International Graduate Workshop at Stony Brook University . Organized by Prof. Javier Uriarte and the graduate students in Hispanic Languages and Literature. Sponsored by the Graduate Council, LACS and Hispanic Lang and Lit.  This is a virtual workshop. Time: Tuesday April 20th from 3.30 pm to 7 pm. See poster/program for link.



September 18. Taller de tesis. Régulo Silva (PhD candidate) presenta  “The Inclusions of Anarchism: the logic behind the appearance of Enrique Gómez Carrillo’s  Los soldados ingleses in  Tierra y Libertad

September 24. Grupo de teoría. Modera Mario Henao (PhD student). 

September 30. HLL Invita: A conversation with Mohamad Ballan (History, Stony Brook Univ). Beyond 1492: Conversion, Expulsion and the Jewish and Muslim Communities of Early Modern Spain. Wed Sept 30 at 4. 30 pm via Zoom. Please, send email to for Zoom link. See poster here.







Spanish Conversation Group: Café Latino. All Wednesdays at 1 pm, starting Feb 12th in Humanities 2029. See poster

Teatro Abierto. Join our Spanish theater group! Every Wednesdays from 1 to 2.20 in Soc Behavioral Sciences S110. See poster


February 24 José Chueca's dissertation defense: The Baroque Gaze: The Survival of the Baroque and the Derangement of Modernity in Contemporary Peru . Monday, 11.30 am to 1.30 pm in Humanities 2036.

February 26 LACS Talk. Ana Sánchez Trolliet, "Shared visions of nature, ecology and urban green spaces: Buenos Aires and New York countercultures,1960-1970s." Wednesday at 2:30 pm in LACS Gallery SBS N-320.


March 2 LACS Talk by Ximena Espeche (Univ de Buenos Aires- CONICET), "Bolivia, Cuba y las batallas por la información en la Guerra Fría en América Latina." Monday at 1 pm in LACS Gallery SBS N-320  

March 3 Joseph Pierce's Book Presentation:  Argentine Intimacies. Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890−1910  (SUNY UP, 2019 ). Tuesday, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in Humanities 1008.  See poster

March 4 Talk by Vicente Rubio ,  "Between  Academia  and Political Participation: Writing and Researching with Others in Precarious Times." Wednesday, from 1:00 – 2:20 pm in Humanities 2036. [ Poster]

March 5-6  International Symposium: "Visual Culture and Textuality in Colonial Spanish America (16th-18th century)". Opening panel on Thursday at 1 pm in Melville Library E-2340. Then at 2.30 pm we move to Humanities 1008. Friday 10 am in Humanities 2001. See  Poster and full  program (PDF).

March 11 Taller de tesis: presenta Isabel Murcia Estrada. Wednesday at 1:00 – 2:20 pm in Humanities 2036.

March 11 Talk by  Fernando Degiovanni (Graduate Center). Wednesday, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm in  Humanities 2036.


April 1 Book Discussion with Jorge Brioso (Carleton College) on José Lezama Lima, A Poetic Order of Excess: Essays on Poets and Poetry . Translated by Jorge Brioso and James Irby. Wednesday at 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Humanities 2036.

April 8 Taller de tesis: presenta Luis Rodríguez Chávez. Wednesday, from 1:00 to 2:20 pm in Humanities 2036.

April 8-9 11th Hispanic Film Festival. Canceled.

April 15 Grupo de teoría. Wednesday, ⋅1:00 – 2:20 pm

April 22 Tertulia Literaria Spring Poetry Reading. Wednesday from 1:00 pm- 2:20 pm  Humanities Institute (Hum 1006)

April 23rd Presentación del libro ganador del I Premio de Poesía Pedro Lastra: Lacustre de Irizelma Robles in the Poetry Center (Hum 2001).


May 6  LACS Book presentation. Javier Uriarte, The Desertmakers: Travel, War, and the State in Latin America (Routledge, 2019). With Ronald Briggs (Barnard College) and Brooke Larson (Stony Brook University). Wednesday at 1 pm  in SBS N-320.

May 22  Online Graduation 2020: D epartmental video and booklet. Congratulations to all our students!




Spanish Conversation Group: Café Latino. All Wednesdays during the semester (except exam week), from 1 to 2 pm in Humanities 2029. [ Poster]

Spanish Theater Group: "Teatro Abierto". Every Wed from 1 to 2.20 pm in Social and Behavioral Sciences Building S110. [ Poster]


September 11: Grupo de teoría: Testo Yonqui de Paul B. Preciado. 1-2:20 [ Poster]

September 25: Taller de tesis. Ignacio Arellano. 1-2:20, Hum 2036.

September 25: Cómo leer poesía: Violeta Parra (por Matías Hermosilla). 7:30pm, Hum. 1051. [ Poster]


October 2: MEXICO 500+: Indigenous and Global Cultures in Colonial Mesoamerica. Mini-colloquium October 2nd, 2019 at Stony Brook University.  [ Poster ]

October 3: presentation of Professor Aurélie Vialette's "Intellectual Philantrophy: The Seduction of the Masses" [ Poster]

October 4/5: On Archival Truths: Affects, Knowledge, and Gender. Colloquium. [ Poster]

October 16: Spanish Open House [ Poster]

October 23: Taller de tesis: Sara Martínez. 1-2:20, Hum 2036.

October 30: Cómo leer poesía: Hugo Mayo (por Martha Chávez) [ Poster]

October 30: HLL Alumni Speaker Series: Juan Duchesne Winter [Poster]


November 6: HLL Alumni Speaker Series: Dean Allbritton [Poster]




Spanish Conversation Group: Café Latino. All Wednesdays during the semester (except exam week), from 1 to 2 pm in Humanities 2029. [ Poster]

Spanish Theater Group: "Teatro Abierto". Every Wed from 1 to 2.20 pm in Social and Behavioral Sciences Building S110. [ Poster]


February 6: HLL Dissertation Workshop: Thomas Kozlowski. (ABD Student) presents his work on Salvador Puig Antich [ Poster]

February 13:   Digital Humanities Workshop. "Getting started with Data, Platforms and Tools." Humanities 1008, 1.00 to 2.20 pm [ Poster]

February 27:   Conference on Digital Humanities. Alex Gil  (Columbia), Roopika Risam (Salem Sate Uni) and Moacir P. de Sá Pereira (Columbia) in Humanities 1008, 1.00 to 2.30 pm and Workshops from 3 to 5.30 pm.[ Poster]

February 28: HLL INVITA:  Nancy Hiemstra [ Poster] 2:30 - 5:30pm. Hum #2036


March 4-7:    10th Hispanic Film Festival. Grow Up. A Cinematic Approach to Adolescent Angst. March 4: Raising Victor Vargas (USA, 2002, dir. Victor Sollet); March 5: La mala educación (Spain, 2004, dir. Almodóvar); March 6: Pelo Malo (Venezuela, 2014, dir. Mariana Rondón); March 7: Y tu mamá también (Mexico, 2001, dir Alfonso Cuarón). [ Poster]

March 14-15:  Humanities Lab and editorial practices. Prof. Carmen Espejo (Univ Sevilla), Prof. José A. Rodríguez Garrido (Univ Católica del Peru) and Prof. Paul Firbas (Stony Brook). Thursday March 14 from 2.30 to 5.30 pm in Hum 2036. Friday Workshop in Hum 1051 from 10 to 3 pm in hum. 1051. [ Poster]

March 25: Victor Goldgel (U of Wisconsin-Madison): "Literatura y esclavitud en el s. XIX." Hum 2036, 4:30pm [ Poster]



April 2: Cómo leer poesía con Pedro Lastra  [ Poster]

April 3: HLL Dissertation W0rkshop (Natalia Polito)  [ Poster ]

April 4:  Unnatural: Gender, Ideology, and the New Latin America  [ Poster ]

April 10: Book Launch - Dr. Zaida Corniel  [Poster ]

April 11: A conversation with Spanish writer Kirmen Uribe  [Poster ]


Fall 2018


Spanish Conversation Group: Café Latino. All Wednesdays during the semester (except exam week), from 1 to 2 pm in Humanities 2029. [ Poster]

Club de Español. Second and forth Wednesdays of each month in Humanities 1082, from 1 to 2 pm. [Poster]


September 19:   Teaching  Workshop "Using VoiceThread to Promote Language Learning". From 1 to 2 pm in Humanities 1051.


October 10:  University Libraries Present Dr. Elena Davidiak (Hispanic Lang and Lit), "Raising Bilingual Children (A Workshop for Parents and Educators)", from 5.30 to 6.30 in Melville Library, Special Collections Seminar Room, E-2340.

October 11:   Workshop: ¿Cómo leer poesía? Poetas en Nueva York: lecturas y conversaciones en torno a una poética hispanoamericana. From 5:30 - 6:30pm in the Poetry Center (Hum 2001). [ Poster] 

October 17:    Isabel Murcia (PhD student), "Spanish Accentuation Workshop". From 1 to 2.15 pm (campus life time). In Humanities 3017. [ Poster]

October 24:   Undergraduate Spanish Open House. From 1 to 2 pm in Humanities 2029. [ Poster]

October 31:   HLL INVITA:  A conversation with  Brooke Larson on "Rethinking 'neo-colonial modernity' in the Bolivian Andes". From 1  to 2.10 pm  in Hum #2026. [ Poster]


November 6:   6th Accelerated College Education ( ACE) Spanish Conference "Transatlantic Encounters and Culinary Fusion". Tuesday, from 11.30  to 2.30 pm in Wang Center 201.

November 14:   HLL Dissertation Workshop: José Chueca (ABD student) presents his work on photography and political memory in Peru. From 1 to 2.10 pm in HUM 2036. [ Poster]

November 16:   Poetry Reading. Pido la palabra, with PhD students Giovanni Bello (History), Sara Martínez (HLL) and Carlos Vincéns (HLL). Second issue launching of the poetry journal America Invertida. 4 pm in the Poetry Center (HUM 2001). [ Poster]

November 19:   Guest Speaker Dr. Luciana Martins (Colégio Militar de Brasília), “A gramática poética de Ana Cristina César e Hilda Hilst.”. Monday at 1 pm in HUM 2036


December 13: Workshop series "Cómo leer poesía": Lectura y conversación en torno a J.A. González Iglesias.  [ Poster ]

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            Film 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 9            Talk by Skype by Prof. Jesús Losada (Pont. Univ de Santo Domingo): "En defensa de la poesía. Buenos tiempos para la lírica". In Melville Lib N3074, 10 am. 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: conversation with playwriter  Pablo García Gámez. In Spanish. In the dept lounge (Melville Library), 1 to 2 pm. See poster.

May 3            Talk by Prof. Carlos Mata (Universidad de Navarra. España): "La poesía de García Lorca y el Siglo de Oro: de Libros de poemas (1921) a Sonetos del amor oscuro (1936)". In Melville Lib 3074, 10 to 11.20 am. See poster.