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The Translation Of Letters And Ideas In Cuba’s Republic (Part 4)

Friday, March 5, 2021
1:00pm – 3:30pm

Storrs Campus

The Translation of Letters and Ideas in Cuba’s Republic (Part 4)

(1:00PM - 3:00PM) Traveling Discourses Moderated by Guillermo Irizarry

● Devyn Spence Benson, Chair & Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Professor, Latin American Studies, Davidson College, “Afrocubanas: Translating Black Cuban Feminisms”

● Pablo Medina, Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College, “What Are We Reading, The Poem or The Translation (Carpentier’s The Kingdom of This World)”

● Esther Allen, Professor, Modern Languages, Baruch College/CUNY, "Martí in the United States"

● Robert Lesman, Associate Professor, Global Languages, Shippensburg University, “Óscar Rodríguez Feliú’s Translation of Joyce’s ‘Proteus’ Episode for Espuela de Plata”

(3:00PM - 3:30PM) Closing Remarks

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This symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut’s Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages; UConn Humanities Institute; El Instituto Seed Grant; the John N. Plank Lecture Series; and Global Affairs


Jacqueline Loss,

el Instituto (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Cuba Initiatives, History Department, UConn Master Calendar

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