Erica Durante and Kate Goldman have organized the series with the support of the Charles K. Colver Lectureships and Publications.
February 11, 2020
CLACS Director of Undergraduate Studies and Visiting Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Erica Durante and Center Manager Kate Goldman have organized the lectureship "Storytelling in the Americas: Journalism, Gender, Fiction and Borders." The series began during the fall 2019 semester with talks by New York Times journalist Boris Muñoz, filmmaker Nina Álvarez of New York University, and ACLU journalist Ashoka Mukpo. The series enjoys the support of the Charles K. Colver Lectureships and Publications.
This semester, the lectureship will feature a talk by Mohamed Malim, the founder of Epimonia, who will speak about "Changing the Refugee Narrative through Fashion." Together with Hispanic Studies, the Center also has organized a visit to campus by Colombian artist and filmmaker Juan Manuel Echavarría, who will give a talk and screen one of his films. CLACS also will welcome Gustavo Guerrero (Professor of Latin American Cultural History and Literature, Cergy-Pontoise/Paris-Seine University), who will speak about Venezuelan diasporic literature. Event details are listed below.
The series addresses several important contemporary issues related to storytelling in the Americas today, including the role of journalists in writing about and on borders (geographic, literary, etc.), the relationship between journalism and fiction, and the role of women in contemporary journalism in the Americas.
Monday, March 2, “Changing the Refugee Narrative through Fashion,” Mohamed Malim (Founder of Epimonia). Joukowsky Forum, noon. Part of the Lectureship on Borders.
Wednesday, April 1, “The War We Have Not Seen/La guerra que no hemos visto,” Colombian filmmaker Juan Manuel Echavarría, Joukowsky Forum, noon. Organized with the Department of Hispanic Studies. Part of the Lectureship on Borders.
Thursday, April 2, Screening of Requiem NN with Colombian filmmaker Juan Manuel Echavarría, Joukowsky Forum, noon. Organized with the Department of Hispanic Studies. Part of the Lectureship on Borders.
Monday, April 20, “Literatura diaspórica venezolana,” Gustavo Guerrero (Université de Cergy-Pontoise, UFR Langues et Etudes Internationales). Joukowsky, noon. Please note that this talk will be given in Spanish. Part of the Lectureship on Borders.