SPONSORED / CO-SPONSORED EVENTS 2017/18
Synonymous with Spanish culture, Flamenco is an extraordinary art form that for too long has ignored the contribution it received from Afro-Andalusians whose ancestors were brought to the Iberian Peninsula to be sold as slaves. Gurumbé finally recovers and restores their story and memory, slowly erased from Spain's modern history. Directed by M. Angel Rosales, Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Senegal, 2016, Documentary/History, Music, 72 min, in Spanish with English subtitles.
Q&A with director and bailaora after the screening.
followed by a live
by the dancer (featured in the film) Yinka Esi Graves
accompanied by Alfonso Cid (cantaor) & Hector Jose Marquez (cantaor/guitarist)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Goodhart Music Room
Bryn Mawr College
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Thursday, September 21, 2017
4:30pm - College Hall 224
A presentation followed by a Q&A session with Professor Enric Bou about the upcoming Catalan referendum in Spain on October 1, 2017. Professor Bou is the co-editor of the forthcoming The Barcelona Reader: Cultural Readings of a City (Liverpool UP, 2017) and author of multiple books on Catalan literature and culture.
LAILS, Center for International Studies, Growth and
Structure of Cities, Center for Social Studies, Political Science
Director, Fundació Rafael Masó, Girona (Spain)
Lecturer in Catalan Studies, Stanford University
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:30 pm - College Hall 224
In 1912 the Catalan architect Rafael Masó (1880-1935) took a seven-week honeymoon trip to France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Scholars have noted how crucial this trip was as it provided him with first-hand exposure to Secession and Regionalist architecture and design. Throughout the trip he purchased seventy postcards, but so far nobody has paid attention to the visual content of these documents. What did such iconographic choice mean, and what does it tell us? The lecture will focus primarily on Masó’s stay in Germany (including the Darmstadt’s Artist Colony, the Hellerau Garden City, and Munich, and will consider not only the written content but also the visual significance of the postcards he acquired, something not discussed in the existing literature. A closer analysis of the architect’s choice of itinerary, words, and pictures will provide us with a deeper understanding of his particular Grand Tour.
Award-winning Barcelona slammer Salva Soler is a multidisciplinary artist who runs away from labels by fusing diverse performing arts to create beauty and transmit emotions.
Thursday, April 6
Quita Woodward Room
"Spanish Immigrants in the U.S. and the Question of Historical Memory"
James Fernández, New York University
Cosponsored by the 360 Program, the Department of Spanish, the Department of History, and International Studies.
Tuesday, April 4
Thomas Hall 224
Félix Masud-Piloto, DePaul University
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Carpenter Library B21