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UPCOMING EVENT: Tracing Geopolitical Friendship in Latin American Literary Archives

A Round Table Conversation about Research at the Gabriel García Márquez Papers and Other Collections    With Angel Esteban (University of Granada)    Led by José Montelongo (LLILAS-Benson) and César A. Salgado (Spanish and Portuguese/Comparative Literature)   Thursday, September 14 3-4:45PM Harry Ransom Center, 2nd Floor, Feldman Seminar Room In Latin America the interconnections between those involved in literary creation

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A Meditation on Mourning and Movement Building

On the 16th and 17th of February, the 16th annual Ethnic and Third World Studies (E3W) Symposium was convened at UT Austin. With increased militarization of university spaces, the topics of security, precarity, and surveillance became pertinent matters as we discussed how students and faculty participate in movement building to

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AFF Review: Desierto

I have never felt more tense in a movie theater than during the Austin Film Festival’s screening of Jonás Cuarón’s Desierto. It wasn’t just the pain of watching an unbalanced, border-patrolling vigilante hunt down immigrants, though the brutal violence in the film made sure that no death was glossed over. What made we

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Native Roots: An Interview with Desirae Harp and Diego Romero

The first Native Roots Open Mic Series at Resistencia Bookstore on March 13th, will welcome various styles of performance to provide a showcase for up-and-coming Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. The event is organized by first-year Linguistic Anthropology graduate student Qui’chi Patlan. By fostering connections between Indigenous/Native communities and cultures across

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Gabo the Great

Let’s start with a pretty obvious statement: Gabriel García Márquez is a great writer. Whatever one might think about how the processes of canonization, marketing, literary criticism, archival politics and celebrity shape how we remember certain writers and artists, it would be hard to argue against the fact that Gabo had a

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La Sirga, or why new Colombian cinema rocks

The word «sirga» designates the rope used to bring fishing nets or boats to land. After losing her house and family when unknown armed men burn down her small town, Alicia finds her way to La Sirga, a wrecked hostel run by her uncle on Cocha Lake, located in the

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Indigenous People’s Day 2015

The Native American and Indigenous Student Collective (NAIC) at the University of Texas at Austin is gearing up for a year of activities including film screenings with guest speakers, our annual Pow Wow, a community feast and live entertainment by Native artists. In protest of Columbus Day last year, NAIC

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Conference Report: ADE – STS 2015

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This article is part of our series on academic conferences. To report on a conference you attended, email halperta@gmail.com. Name: Hannah Alpert-Abrams Conference name: The Joint Conference of the Association for Documentary Editing and the Society for Textual Scholarship Location, date: Lincoln, Nebraska, May 2015 Panel title, moderator: Problems in

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Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro visits Austin

Celebrated Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro will be visiting Austin, Texas for three exciting events this week. On Monday at 7:30, the Austin Film Society will present a screening of Ventos de Agosto (2014), Mascaro’s first feature narrative film, followed by a Q&A with the director, mediated by UT professor Jason Borge. The

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Reading with Cuban Poet and Essayist Victor Fowler Calzada

Friday, October 9th from 5:30-7:00pm in BEN 2.104 the award winning Cuban poet and essayist Victor Fowler Calzada will conduct a reading from his works. Víctor Fowler Calzada is one of the most influential poets and intellectuals writing in Cuba today.  The author of ten books of poetry and five

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Pterodáctilo Poetry and Tamales at Malvern Books

WHEN: Friday September 26 from 6:00-8:00pm WHERE: Malvern Books at 613 W 29th Street WHAT: Poetry Reading and Tamales Friday September 26th Pterodáctilo will host a poetry reading at Malvern Books as part of the presentation of our Dossier 12 on Contemporary Iberian Poetry. We will provide tamales so our editors, bloggers,

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Reporting from BRASA

As the grand conclusion to my incredibly privileged whirlwind summer of travel, observation, and adventure, I ended in London for the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) conference. Having planned with a group of fellow PhD students and professors in the Spanish and Portuguese department at UT since October, we presented a

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La Política Revolucionaria Mexicana en las Historietas: Entrevista con Daniela MacGregor Sevilla sobre el Rol de las Historietas en el Sistema Educativo Posrevolucionario

Daniela MacGregor Sevilla presentará su ponencia «The Heroics of Education in Post-Revolutionary Mexico: ‘El Chamaco’ in ‘El maestro mexicano’ (1944)» este sábado como parte del Texas Comic Arts and Cultures Conference y Texas Comicon en San Antonio. Su presentación será parte de un panel titulado «The Cultures of Latin American

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