Map and territory: LIFE TRANSLATED FOR OTHERS (3)

by Santiago Barcaza S., MFA Student When the Nobel Prize was given to Beckett, the Swedish Academy considered the set of his texts in English and French as a single work and at the award ceremony, its dedication to “one man, two languages and a third nation” [ Ireland].” Beckett is the self-translator who hasContinue reading “Map and territory: LIFE TRANSLATED FOR OTHERS (3)”

Chilean Popular Poetry and Biblical Psalms

by Fernanda Martinez Varela, MA scholar at MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish.  Shortly after arriving in Chile, I went to the public library of Doñihue in order to search for bibliographic material and, fortunately, there I met Santiago Figueroa Torres; a folklorist, researcher and expert in popular music. Talking informally while drinking coffee, IContinue reading “Chilean Popular Poetry and Biblical Psalms”

De la palabra escrita a la palabra hablada (II)

Una primera aproximación a la poesía dominicana reciente (Segunda parte) Adalber Salas Hernández, PhD Candidate at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU La poesía dominicana reciente circula por caminos oblicuos. Aparte de los eventos donde la palabra escrita se hace hablada (conciertos, recitales, eventos de spoken word como aquellos a los que me referí enContinue reading “De la palabra escrita a la palabra hablada (II)”

Confidences in La Lagunilla Market: Tracing the Untold Story of Female Magazines in Mid-Century Mexico

Posted by Alejandra Vela- PhD Student at Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, NYU Mexican Miracle was the name given to the years that extend from 1940 to 1970 in Mexican recent history. Years of development, industry and a strong economy, Mexico was in a moment of unprecedented growth. Within this growth and restructuring of theContinue reading “Confidences in La Lagunilla Market: Tracing the Untold Story of Female Magazines in Mid-Century Mexico”

De la palabra escrita a la palabra hablada

Una primera aproximación a la poesía dominicana reciente Adalber Salas Hernández, PhD Candidate at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU Proviniendo de un contexto hispanoparlante, el deseo de estudiar la poesía escrita en español en el Caribe no siempre implica una tarea sencilla. Especialmente si uno ha decidido estudiar el trabajo de poetas jóvenes, queContinue reading “De la palabra escrita a la palabra hablada”

La Memoria Circundante o La Magdalena de Proust es el Picante de Pollo: Tres Semanas en Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Posted by Guillermo Severiche – MFA Student at Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU Poco antes de llegar a Cochabamba releía la frase de Por el camino de Swann en donde el narrador sumerge su magdalena en el té y el recuerdo de pronto lo invade. Allí entiende que del pasado antiguo – una vezContinue reading “La Memoria Circundante o La Magdalena de Proust es el Picante de Pollo: Tres Semanas en Cochabamba, Bolivia.”

CLACS Welcomes Chilean Author José Ignacio Valenzuela in First U.S. Book Tour Presenting ‘Trilogía del Malamor y Malaluna’

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) in collaboration with the Embassy of Chile proudly invites you to join author José Ignacio Valenzuela in his first U.S. tour presenting Trilogy Malamor and its prequel Malaluna on Monday, September 26th at the KJCC Auditorium. Trilogía del Malamor is a wildly successful trilogy by José Ignacio Valenzuela and is considered theContinue reading “CLACS Welcomes Chilean Author José Ignacio Valenzuela in First U.S. Book Tour Presenting ‘Trilogía del Malamor y Malaluna’”

Chronicle of an Omission Foretold: The Place of Concrete Poetry in the History of Digital Literature

Milton Laufer, PhD Student at the Spanish and Portuguese Department. As a PhD Student in the Spanish and Portuguese Department, my research focuses on the development in Latin America of what is known as digital literature. By this I mean a particular way of thinking about texts which is not constrained by the bounds of theContinue reading “Chronicle of an Omission Foretold: The Place of Concrete Poetry in the History of Digital Literature”

Farewell 2014-2015 CLACS Cohort

Yesterday the CLACS 2014-2015 cohort presented their final projects of the Masters’ program. With the guidance and support of the Faculty, the students presented on a vast array of disciplines, from anthropology and journalism to literature and museology, providing an innovative look at topics related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies with impressive depth. Their research covered topicsContinue reading “Farewell 2014-2015 CLACS Cohort”

Sharing Tears With Maya Chinchilla

Posted by William Ramirez – MA Candidate at CLACS This summer I traveled to Guatemala with the intention of learning more about current trends and developments in Guatemalan literary, poetic, and artistic production. In recent years, there has been a surge in not only scholarly, but also literary and artistic production of the “Central American”Continue reading “Sharing Tears With Maya Chinchilla”