Lecture series on Caribbean migration to begin Jan. 31

Author: Shannon Chapla


Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones , Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish at Princeton University, will open the Notre Dame Institute for Latino Studiesspring lecture seriesEncuentro Caribeño: Puerto Rico isla frontera, Cuba y República Dominicana todas islas peregrinas (“Caribbean Encounters: Puerto Rico Border Island, Cuba and Dominican Republic all Islands on the Move”).

All lectures, to be held at5 p.m.in 200 McKenna Hall at Notre Dame, are free and open to the public and will be preceded by areception at 4:30 p.m.

TitledPuerto Rican Responses to Imperial Domination: Literature and the Graphic Arts,Díaz-Quiñonesfirst presentation will take place Jan. 31 (Tuesday).He will deliver a second lecture titledThe Submerged Cities of Antonio Benítez Rojoon Feb. 1 (Wednesday).

Four additional lectures scheduled this semester are as follows:

  • Feb. 28 Jorge Duany, professor of anthropology and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Universidad de Puerto Rico,Migration from the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean: Changing Settlement Patterns and Cultural Identities
  • March 28 Silvio Torres-Saillant, professor and director of the Latino-Latin American Studies Program in the English Department at Syracuse University,Transnationalism of Past Centuries: Home and Location in Caribbean Thought
  • April 4 Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, graduate chair for Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at theUniversityofPennsylvania,Travesías: Imagining the Hispanic Caribbean from the Diaspora
  • April 18 Ángel G. Quintero Rivera, professor and director of the Center for Social Research at the Universidad de Puerto Rico,Powerful Sounds from Neglected Voices: Salsa and Migration

The series is sponsored by Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies and co-sponsored by the Universitys Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts,CollegeofArtsand Letters, Mendoza College of Business,CollegeofScience, Office of Research and Graduate Studies and Fernandez Caribbean Initiave.

* Contact: * _Yolanda Lizardi Marino, Institute for Latino Studies, 574-631-0940, ymarino@nd.edu _

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