Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 22

Dinámicas de la narración factual y ficcional en las letras coloniales: Naufragios [1542] de Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca e Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez [1690] de Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora
Time:
3:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Luis Hachim Lara
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
8-7391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Este trabajo se constituye a partir de una proposición literariamente admisible: la presencia de narrativas en el periodo Colonial frente a la común e intemperante pregunta: ¿Por qué no se produjo novela durante los trescientos años de la colonia? Con la afirmación de estas narrativas, trataremos un conjunto de obras que se producen en la etapa de formación colonial. Este contexto marcado por el proceso de constitución de la conciencia criolla, es coherente con toda narración inscrita en Libros de viajes, Relaciones, Crónicas, conformando —en el periodo Colonial— la hegemonía del discurso factual sobre el discurso ficcional, en textos que representan no solo las transformaciones del sujeto español indiano, sino también la emergente subjetividad criolla que caracteriza la nueva cultura y su relación con el mundo indígena. Para efectos del corpus narrativo, este trabajo propone esta primera etapa Colonial, incorporando dos obras desafectadas de la preocupación de los estudios literarios e historiográficos: 1) Naufragios [1542] de Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. 2) Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez [1690] de Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora. Estas narrativas factuales enmascararon las estrategias ficcionales, que después se incorporarán con toda propiedad, a las prácticas y técnicas que caracterizarán las Literaturas de América.

LUIS HACHIM LARA
Doctor en Literatura chilena e hispanoamericana. Investigador y Profesor en Universidades de América Latina y Europa.
Director del Post grado en Literatura Latinoamericana y chilena de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Entre sus publicaciones, se encuentran los siguientes títulos: Summa de libros y autores del periodo colonial: La Biblioteca Hispano Americana de José Mariano Beristaín de Souza. Puntángeles. Ensayo: Carlos Pezoa Véliz: Alma chilena de la poesía. Valparaíso: Ediciones Universitarias y Tres estudios sobre el pensamiento crítico de la Ilustración americana. Universidad de Alicante (España). Igualmente ha publicado cuentos: Sobre homúnculos y humanoides. Santiago: librosdementira (2012) y narrativa breve en proceso de publicación.

For more information: lavst12@pitt.edu
www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas

Tuesday, February 28

El Negro Raúl: Lives and Afterlives of an Afro-Argentine Celebrity (1886-Present)
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Paulina Alberto
Location:
History Department Lounge--3703 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of History
Contact:
kag36@pitt.edu
Contact Email:
kag36@pitt.edu

Abstract
Ideas about race are always a set of narratives about who people are and are not. Sometimes these narratives take the form of classic stories with fixed characters, plots, and morals, and are passed on across generations and in multiple genres. The stories surrounding “el Negro Raúl,” an Afro-Argentine man who rose to fame in early twentieth-century Buenos Aires, illuminate the special power of narrative to shape racial attitudes. Raúl’s life and semi-fictional afterlives, which commentators construed as oddities in a homogeneously white nation, also shed light on the construction and meanings of dominant racial ideologies in Argentina since the early 1900s.

Paula Alberto is the author of Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil (University of North Carolina Press, 2011) and co-editor, with Eduardo Elena, of Rethinking Race in Modern Argentina (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

For more information contact: kag36@pitt.edu

 
 

Latin American in Motion:
Pitt Latin American Films
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Public Health G23
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Deaprtment of Hispanic Languages & Literatures, the Year of DIVERSITY at the University of Pittsburgh and Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
412-648-7391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh
present
Latin America in Motion: Pitt Latin American Films

All Films will be screened at 7:00 p.m.
Public Health G23
130 De Soto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(corner of 5th ave, and De Soto St.)

Come and join us for a film and pizza!

Free and open to the public!

Films:

OPEN CAGE
(Mexico)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

THE SECOND MOTHER
(Brazil)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

THE CLUB
(Chile)
TUESDAY, MARCH 14

THE TRAVEL AGENT
(Cuba)
TUESDAY, MARCH 21

IXCANUL
(Guatemala)
TUESDAY, APRIL 4

All films are subtitled.

Tuesday, March 14

Latin American in Motion:
Pitt Latin American Films
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Public Health G23
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Deaprtment of Hispanic Languages & Literatures, and the Year of Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh and Spanish Film Club by Pragda
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
412-648-7391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh
present
Latin America in Motion: Pitt Latin American Films

All Films will be screened at 7:00 p.m.
Public Health G23
130 De Soto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(corner of 5th ave, and De Soto St.)

Come and join us for a film and pizza!

Free and open to the public!

Films:

OPEN CAGE
(Mexico)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

THE SECOND MOTHER
(Brazil)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

THE CLUB
(Chile)
TUESDAY, MARCH 14

THE TRAVEL AGENT
(Cuba)
TUESDAY, MARCH 21

IXCANUL
(Guatemala)
TUESDAY, APRIL 4

All films are subtitled.

Wednesday, March 15

Encounters with the Amazon's Sacred Vine
Time:
6:30 pm
Presenter:
Luis Eduardo Luna
Location:
304 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Language and Literature and John Beverley and the Year of Diversity at the university of Pittsburgh
Contact:
Lucy DiStazio
Contact Email:
lud3@pitt.edu

Professor Luna will offer a talk and book presentation of the second edition of Ayahuasca Reader: Encounters with the Amazon’s Sacred Vine, co-edited with Steven F. White. This anthology is an English language publication that compiles texts from global authorities in ayahuasca studies. Dr. Luna’s talk will be in English.
Luis Eduardo Luna (PhD in Anthropology, 1989, Stockholm University, Sweden), is a foremost authority on mestizo shamanism and visionary art. Dr. Luna is a former Senior Lecturer at the Swedish School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, from where he retired, and a former Professor of Anthropology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (1994-1998). He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London. At present, Dr. Luna is the director of the Wasiwaska Research Centre for the Study of Psychointegrator Plants, Visionary and Art Consciousness in Florianópolis, Brazil. Ayahuasca commands the attention of a wide range of disciplines, from anthropology, ethnobotany, pharmacology, therapeutics, sociology, philosophy and the study of religion, to literature and the arts.
Sponsors:

John Beverley
Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

Tuesday, March 21

Latin American in Motion:
Pitt Latin American Films
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Public Health G23
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, and the Year of Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh and Spanish Film Club by Pragda
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
412-648-7391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh
present
Latin America in Motion: Pitt Latin American Films

All Films will be screened at 7:00 p.m.
Public Health G23
130 De Soto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(corner of 5th ave, and De Soto St.)

Come and join us for a film and pizza!

Free and open to the public!

Films:

OPEN CAGE
(Mexico)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

THE SECOND MOTHER
(Brazil)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

THE CLUB
(Chile)
TUESDAY, MARCH 14

THE TRAVEL AGENT
(Cuba)
TUESDAY, MARCH 21

IXCANUL
(Guatemala)
TUESDAY, APRIL 4

All films are subtitled.

Tuesday, April 4

Latin American in Motion:
Pitt Latin American Films
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Public Health G23
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and the Year of Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh and Spanish Film Club by Pragda
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
412-648-7391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh
present
Latin America in Motion: Pitt Latin American Films

All Films will be screened at 7:00 p.m.
Public Health G23
130 De Soto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(corner of 5th ave, and De Soto St.)

Come and join us for a film and pizza!

Free and open to the public!

Films:

OPEN CAGE
(Mexico)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

THE SECOND MOTHER
(Brazil)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

THE CLUB
(Chile)
TUESDAY, MARCH 14

THE TRAVEL AGENT
(Cuba)
TUESDAY, MARCH 21

IXCANUL
(Guatemala)
TUESDAY, APRIL 4

All films are subtitled.

Friday, April 28

UCIS Graduation Ceremony
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Ballroom A, University Club
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Special Events & Monthly Calendar

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) provides a calendar of events at the beginning of each month. It contains a variety of events, call for papers, job postings, etc.

Cuba has been reforming, or been at the brink of a reform period, perhaps since the revolution. With an aging leadership and now decades-long economic struggles, the pace of change, however, has finally accelerated. Today Cubans can open small businesses, travel abroad, access the internet, and purchase cell phones, microwaves, and (very expensive) new cars.

The annual Latin American Social and Public Policy conference features presentations on social and public policy research in Latin America by students from the University of Pittsburgh and other universities, with comments by University of Pittsburgh faculty.

Featuring music, food, dance, arts, crafts, and children's activities from Latin America and the Caribbean.

For 50 years, CLAS has been dedicated to supporting the study of Latin America's history, cultures, and societies and the continuing challenges and triumphs that the region has experienced. Its primary mission is to develop experts on Latin America who will apply their language skills and knowledge of the countries of the region in their professional careers.