Join us September 29th for LASC's Inaugural Event this fall:


Symposium on

“Latin America in the Context of World Literature”


The symposium will be held on September 29, 2017, at the University of Colorado, Boulder at the Museum of Natural History at CU Boulder


Guest Speakers:

Roland Spiller (Goethe University, Frankfurt)

Sara Castro-Klarén (Johns Hopkins University)

Mariano Siskind (Harvard University)

Fernando Degiovanni (The Graduate Center, CUNY)  

Gesa Mckenthun (Rostock University, Rostock)

& Lectures by:

Leila Gómez and Juan Pablo Dabove, professors of Spanish at Boulder

Full Program details below.

Directions to the Museum of Natural History

Latin America in the Context of World Literature

Friday, September 29th, Paleo Hall, Natural History Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder


9:00-9:15 Coffee & Breakfast

9:15-9:30 Welcome, Leila Gómez, LASC Director, University of Colorado, Boulder

9:30-10:15 In Comparison: Latin American Studies and the Iterations of Hybridity, Global Studies and World Literature, Sara Castro-Klarén (Johns Hopkins U)

5 minute break

10:20-11:05 From Sacred Hare to Subversive Conejo: Imperial and Decolonial Translations in North America, Gesa Mackenthun (Rostock U, Rostock)

5 minute break

11:10-11:55 Bicultural Writers in World Literature. The case of William Henry Hudson as English Gaucho, Leila Gómez (University of Colorado, Boulder)

11:55-12:30 Lunch

12:30:1:15 Cosmopolitan Desires and their Gothic Fate: Leopoldo Lugones and Samata Schweblin, Juan Pablo Dabove (University of Colorado, Boulder)

5 minute break

1:20-2:05 World Literatures, Cosmopolitan Publics: Buenos Aires, 1936, Fernando Degiovanni (The Graduate Center, CUNY) & Mónica Szurmuk (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

5 minute break

2:10-2:55: The End of the World, Mariano Siskind (Harvard U)

5 minute break

3:00-3:45 Final remarks and open discussion

International Film Series (Fall 2017)

Check out the following films featuring Latin American stories and Latinx narratives:

Carpinteros (2017)
Monday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Spanish with English subtitles

In Carpinteros, translated Woodpeckers, Julián finds love and purpose in the last place he imagined: Najayo prison in the Dominican Republic. Through sign languages from one prison to another, he encounters Yanelly, separated from 150 meters and dozens of guards, and has to win her love while keeping it a secret.

This screening will feature a special in-person appearance by lead actor Jean Jean.

Dominican Republic, in Spanish with English subtitles, Color, 106 min, 2.35 : 1 • official site

El Mar La Mar (2017)

Thursday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.

El Mar La Mar masterfully weaves together sublime 16 mm shots of nature and weather phenomena, animals, people and the tracks they leave behind with a polyphonic soundtrack, creating a cinematographic exploration of the desert habitat, a multi-faced panorama of a highly politicized stretch of land, a film poem that conjures up the ocean.

Watch Trailer


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