Events

LAS (Latin American Studies) EVENTS: SPRING 2016

For more information, contact the Interim Director,
Alexandra Carpino (alexandra.carpino@nau.edu)

Thursday, February 11: Public Lecture by Dr. Jacqueline Avila, Assistant Professor of Musicology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Musicalizing the Mexican Revolution: Examining the Corrido in Classical and Contemporary Mexican Cinema
7 PM, LA 120
Description: In 2010 Mexico held celebrations commemorating the anniversaries of its War of Independence and Revolution. As part of the festivities, music in several films played a key role in constructing narratives that attempted to both evoke the past and offer critique. This presentation explores the changing soundscapes of the Revolution in classical and contemporary Mexican cinema, examining how the use and function of the musical corrido helped reconstruct memory and understanding of the Revolution for contemporary audiences.

Tuesday, February 23: Public Lecture by Dr. N. Danilo León, Instructor in Spanish, Department of Global Languages and Cultures, NAU
Women on the Move: Latin American Immigrants in Spain
7 PM, LA 120
Description: This talk will discuss the important “feminization” of Latin American Immigrants in Spain and their -frequently distorted- representation in the big screen. By employing a contemporary film, Evelyn (2012), we will attempt to explore the ways in which factors such as race and gender have shaped and keep shaping the experience of hundreds of thousands of Latin American immigrants who have settled in Spain, home of their former, but not yet forgotten “Conquistadores.”

Thursday, March 3: Public Lecture by Dr. Tatiana Flores, Associate Professor of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Contemporary Art, Rutgers University
Art, Revolution, and Indigenous Subjects
4 PM, LA 136
Description: From an essay in preparation for a volume titled The Routledge History of Latin American Culture, Dr. Flores’ presentation delves into Indigenismo, the representation of indigenous subjects, as practiced by Mexican and Peruvian modernist artists in the first half of the twentieth century. These images shed light on the ways in which the subject of the Indian became a vehicle for artistic experimentation and social critique during a politically charged moment.

Wednesday, April 13: Film Screening of underwater DREAMS, 2014, written and directed by Mary Mazzio & narrated by Michael Peña
7 PM, LA 120
Description: “...the epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process” (http://www.underwaterdreamsfilm.com).

FALL SEMESTER LAS (LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES) EVENTS

 

TUESDAY, OCT 6: Public Lecture by Gibran Villalobos (NAU Alumnus), The Art Institute of Chicago:
Cuban Fabric: Telarte and Ephemeral Architectures in Cuban Contemporary Art
7 PM, LA 136
Free and open the public
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, the Center for International Education and the School of Art

THURSDAY, OCT 15: Public Lecture, Film Screening, and Book Signing by Dr. Charles D. Thompson, Jr., Duke University:
Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide
7 PM, LA 136
Free and open the public
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and NAU No More Deaths

MONDAY, NOV. 9: Public Lecture by Dr. José Carlos de la Puente, Texas State University:
To See the Things of Spain: Indigenous Travelers to the Habsburg Royal Court
7 PM, LA 120
Free and open the public
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, the Center for International Education, the Department of History, the McKenzie Endowment for Democracy, and the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies

WEDNESDAY, DEC 2: Film
El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in their Eyes), 2009, an Argentinian film by Juan José Campanella
7 PM, LA 120
Free and open the public
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the NAU International Film Series