Past Events - 2007

Fall 2007 Events

 

Borges Conference

Date: April 11 - 14

 

The work of internationally acclaimed Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges will be celebrated at the Inaugural Conference of the UI Borges Center, titled "The Place of Letters: The World in Borges," Wednesday, April 11, through Saturday, April 14 in the Old Capitol Museum.

 

The events are free and open to the public. This conference is a University of Iowa International Programs' Major Projects Grant funded conference.

 

The conference features scholars from around the world speaking about the work, life, and legacy of Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most famous Latin American writers of the 20th century.

 

Evelyn Fishburn, professor of Latin American literature at the University of London, will open with a keynote address at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12 in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber.

 

Other speakers include Sylvia Molloy, professor of humanities at New York University; Julio Premat from Université de Paris-VIII; David Oubiña, professor of cinema and letters at Universidad de Buenos Aires-Universidad del Cine; and Buzz Spector, art professor at Cornell University.

 

UI sponsors include: International Programs, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Latin American Studies Program, the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, and the Arts and Humanities Initiative.

Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Luis Ospina

Date: April 27 - 28

 

Award-winning Colombian filmmaker Luis Ospina will visit the University of Iowa Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, for a series of public screenings and discussions of his work, including the world premiere of his new film "Tigre De Papel" (Paper tiger). Ospina is on campus as an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor.

The following events are free and open to the public.

 

Friday, April 27, 2007 in 315 Phillips Hall

Three documentaries on Colombian writers and artists

  • 3:30-5:00 pm
    Screening of “La desazón suprema: Retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo” (The Supreme Uneasiness, on the author of Our Lady of the Asssassins), 2003, DVD, 90 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles
  • 5:10-6:30 pm
    Screening of “Andrés Caicedo: Unos pocos buenos amigos” (Andrés Caicedo: A Few Good Friends, on the Colombian writer), 1986, 86 minutes, DVD, in Spanish without subtitles
  • 6:35-8:00 pm
    Screening of “Nuestra película” (Our Film, on the painter Lorenzo Jaramillo), 1993, 96 minutes, DVD, in Spanish without subtitles

After the screenings there will be a discussion (in English and Spanish) with Ospina (refreshments provided)

 

Saturday, April 28, 2007 in 101 Becker Communication Studies Building

  • 3:30-5:00
    World premiere of Ospina’s new film “Tigre de papel” (Paper Tiger), 114 minutes, DVD, in Spanish with English subtitles

After the screening there will be a question and answer session (in English) with the director

Co-sponsors of this visit are: The Latin American Studies Program; International Programs; The Department of Spanish and Portuguese; The Institute for Cinema and Culture; and the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature

If you would like to attend these events and need accomodation for a disability please call Heidi Vekemans (319 335-3862)

 

Spring 2007 Events

 

Thrilling Histories: Presenting the Past in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Date: February 19
Presenter: Laura Podalsky, Ohio State University.

Complicating 'Indigenous Video': Reflections on the work of Caimi Waiásse Xavante, Brazil) and David Hernandez Palmar (Wayuu,Venezuela/Columbia)

Date: February 23

Darini: Spritual initiation of Xavante children" and "Sujuitaya Yosuu

Anthropology Colloquium - Film screening
Date: February 27

Borges Conference

The work of internationally acclaimed Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges was be celebrated at the Inaugural Conference of the UI Borges Center, titled "The Place of Letters: The World in Borges," Wednesday, April 11, through Saturday, April 14, 2007 in the Old Capitol Museum.

 

The conference featured scholars from around the world speaking about the work, life, and legacy of Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most famous Latin American writers of the 20th century.

 

Evelyn Fishburn, professor of Latin American literature at the University of London, opened with a keynote address. Other speakers included Sylvia Molloy, professor of humanities at New York University; Julio Premat from Université de Paris-VIII; David Oubiña, professor of cinema and letters at Universidad de Buenos Aires-Universidad del Cine; and Buzz Spector, art professor at Cornell University.