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Everyday Change in Cuba: Representations in Contemporary Poetry and Photography from Havana

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Crowe Hall, 1-135, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jacob Plevin   (847) 491-4793

Group: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Co-Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


Marcelo Morales Cintero, the award-winning author of numerous collections of poetry and prose, will give a hybrid talk centered on imagery of change in Cuba today. Morales (b. 1977) lives and works in the Vedado district of Havana, the backdrop for his newest book of prose poetry: El mundo como ser (The World as
Presence), forthcoming in a bilingual edition from the University of Alabama Press in 2016.  In this talk he will discuss the images of change from Havana that most fascinate him as a writer today.  These include not only examples of how Morales himself is adopting them to create new literature, but insights into how contemporary photographers are generating compelling new work on the subject.  The talk will be English-dominant, with translation accompanying short moments in Spanish.  

Sponsored by:
the Department of Spanish & Portuguese,
the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium,
and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

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