Past Events - 2007

Fall 2007 Events

Africa Near and Far: The Changing Nature of Afro-Brazilian Art
in the Twentieth Century

Date: Monday, October 8
Presenter: Kimberly Cleveland, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

Cordelia Ida Beam Visiting Professor Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

Cuba and the United States: From Cultural Engagement to Political Conflict

Date: Thursday, October 11
Presenter:
Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Democracy in Latin America: Between Expectations and Experience

Date: Oct 12
Presenter: Cordelia Ida Beam Visiting Professor Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Afro-Cuban Drum & Dance Ensemble Performances

Date: October 19-21
Sponsor: Dept. of Dance, Division of Performing Arts
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The World of Creole Languages: Thoughts from Haiti and Jamaica

Date: October 29
Featuring IWP writers Beaudelaine Pierre, novelist and fiction writer from Haiti, and Kei Miller, writer and editor from Jamaica. Introduction by Anny Curtius, Associate Professor of French, and Mary Lou Emery, Associate Professor of English.

¿Puedo Hablar? May I Speak? 

Date: November 8
Screening of Venezuelan documentary and discussion with co-director Chris Moore.

Concert-Calle Sur

Date: Nov 29
Acoustic folk-rooted music from Latin American and the Caribbean.

 

Spring 2007 Events

"Caribbean Discourses and Contrapuntal Modernity"

Symbiotic Memory: Religious Manifestations in Caribbean Literatures

Date: February 5
Presenter: Anny Dominique Curtius, Dept. of French & Italian, The University of Iowa

 

La Comtesse Merlin: A Cuban Family Romance and Abolitionist Discourse

Date: February 5
Presenter: Adriana Mendez Rodenas, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, The University of Iowa

 

African American Slave Architecture: Issues and Opportunities

Date: February 26
Presenter: Barbara Mooney, Dept. of Art & Art History, The University of Iowa

 

Nanas, Jungle, Monte: An Afro-Caribbean Discourse

Date: March 7
Presenter: Julia Cuervo Hewitt, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, Penn State University
Co-sponsored with UI Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

 

Arts of Seeing: Transatlantic Modernism and Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Date: March 26
Presenter: Mary Lou Emery, Dept. of English, The University of Iowa

 

Emerging Creole: Creolization and the Construction of Culture

Date: April 6 (rescheduled from December)
Presenter: Sidney Mintz, Dept. of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Co-sponsored with UI Dept. of Anthropology

 

Steeldrum Workshop and Presentation

Date: May 2
Presenter: Ray Holman, Composer/Performer of Trinidad
Co-sponsored with School of Music

 

World Percussion Concert

Date: May 5
Presenter: Ray Holman, Composer/Performer of Trinidad