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Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)


(11/10-14 to 11/30-14)





Multiforme y comprometido: Neruda después de 1956"


Greg Dawes (Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University)

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time: 4.00 PM

Lecture: 501 CL

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Reception: 1309 CL


Greg Dawes es profesor distinguido de literaturas y culturas latinoamericanas en la Universidad Estatal de Carolina del Norte y editor de la revista A contracorriente.  Estudioso de la poesía latinoamericana, es autor de los siguientes libros: Aesthetics and Revolution:  Nicaraguan Poetry, 1979-1990; Verses Against the Darkness:  Pablo Neruda's Poetry and Politics; Poetas ante la modernidad:  las ideas estéticas y políticas de Vallejo, Huidobro, Neruda y Paz; y Multiforme y comprometido:  Neruda después de 1956 (de próxima aparición con RIL Editores en Chile).


Su charla estará enfocada en la presentación de su última obra, en donde analizará la estética y política del Neruda post-1956. Este libro sostiene que si bien hay una continuidad en la poesía de Pablo Neruda después de 1956 con respecto de su obra anterior, también hay una discontinuidad. La crisis de ese año, debido a las revelaciones de Jruschov en el XX Congreso del PCUS, repercute fuertemente en la vida personal del vate, su cosmovisión, su estética y su obra. El vate busca la manera de enfrentarse con esa crisis y superarla por medio de sus versos, como una suerte de serio ejercicio terapéutico. A base de los poemarios que escribe, empezando con Estravagario y terminando con los libros postreros, se destacan tres cambios fundamentales: lo personal viene a ser la piedra angular de su vida sin desasociarse de la política; su cosmovisión pasa por una metamorfosis a medida que se va desencantando con varios aspectos del “socialismo real” y se va acercando—a la larga—al socialismo democrático encarnado en la Unidad Popular; y su obra se vuelve más diversa, más experimental que antes de 1956.


Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, at the University of Pittsburgh.




Symposium on the Latin American "Pink Tide": Its Achievements, Its Failures, Its Legacy and the Ensuing Critiques

Dates: November 14 (9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) – 15 (10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), 2014

Location: Humanities Center, 601 Cathedral of learning



Friday, November 14

9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction – Juan Duchesne Winter (University of Pittsburgh. Director of Revista Iberoamericana. Author of La guerrilla narrada: acción, acontecimiento, sujeto [2010])


Panel I

10:00 a.m. – noon      

Argentina: Ricardo Forster (Universidad de Buenos Aires. Head of the Office of Strategic Planning for National and Latin American Thought. Author of La anomalía argentina [2010])

Venezuela: Margarita López Maya (Center for Development Studies (CENDES), Universidad Central de Venezuela. Wilson Center Fellow [2013])

Moderator: Juan Duchesne Winter


Panel II View from the North

2:00 – 3:45 p.m.

(This session is in English Only) 

John Beverley (University of Pittsburgh. Co-founder of the Latin American Subaltern Studies Group. Author of Latinamericanism After 9/11)

Mike González (University of Glasgow. British historian and literary critic. Columnist to The Guardian. Author of Hugo Chavez: Socialist for the 21st Century [2014])

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán (University of Pittsburgh. Author of Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America [2007])

Moderator: Scott Morgenstern (University of Pittsburgh. Director of the Center for Latin American Studies. Author of Pathways to Power [2008])


Panel III

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Chile: Sergio Villalobos (University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Author of Soberanías en suspenso. Imaginación y violencia en América Latina [2013])

Brazil: Idelber Avelar (Tulane University. Cultural theorist currently working on biopolitics and ecology. Author of Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship [2011])

Bolivia: Pablo Stefanoni (Argentina. Independent economist, political analyst, and journalist; editor of Nueva Sociedad. Co-author, with Hervé do Alto, of La revolución de Evo Morales [2006])

Moderator: Gabriel Chouhy (University of Pittsburgh. Graduate Student in Sociology: Trajectory of Leftist Parties in the Southern Cone)


6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception


Saturday, November 15

Panel Discussion

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

Ricardo Forster, John Beverley, Mike González, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, Pablo Stefanoni, Sergio Villalobos, Idelber Avelar, and Gabriel Chouhy

Moderator: Juan Duchesne Winter


Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Office of Graduate Studies, Office of the Provost, and John Beverley Research Fund at the University of Pittsburgh.


Part of the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures 50th Anniversary Celebration—for updates please visit:




Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels—US Premiere of a Documentary Film at the Three Rivers Film Festival


Tony Buba and Marcus Rediker

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time: 4:15 p.m.

Location: Regent Square Theater

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This film, made by Tony Buba, is based on Marcus Rediker's book about the famous slave revolt of 1839, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Penguin, 2012) and is follows a trip made by historians and a film crew to Sierra Leone in May 2013. All of the Amistad rebels were from southern and eastern Sierra Leone, so the filmmakers went to their villages of origin to interview elders about surviving local memory of the case. They also searched for the long lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where the Amistad Africans were loaded onto a slave ship bound for the New World. This hour-long documentary chronicles a quest for a lost history from below.




The Challenges and Hopes of Rebuilding Haiti's Healthcare System

by Marisol Wandiga (Global Links)

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: Noon

Location: 4130 Posvar Hall

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January 12, 2015 will mark 5 years since the massive earthquake hit Haiti. Join Global Links for a discussion on the challenges that still remain to help rebuild Haiti's Healthcare System and learn about extraordinary projects, some led by Pittsburghers that are changing the face of healthcare in Haiti.


Marisol Wandiga Valentin is the Program Officer for the Caribbean Region for Global Links, a medical relief and development organization dedicated since 1989 to environmental stewardship and improving health in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is responsible for Global Links’ health projects in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Guyana.


Lunch will be provided.


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Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.



The University of Pittsburgh Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Programs



Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: 324 Cathedral of Learning

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Dr. Vasquez del Aguila is an anthropologist with experience in Masculinity, Sexuality, Global Health, and Migration. He has published on sexual and reproductive health; sexual minorities; equality; gender and masculinity; sexuality; and migration. His latest book is entitled Being a Man in a Transnational World: The Masculinity and Sexuality of Migration (Routledge 2014).



Dr. Vasquez del Aguila will analyze the intersections of masculinity, sexuality, and migration. The lecture will focus on the complex processes of becoming a man and the strategies used by men to reconcile par-adoxes and contradictions that coexist between multiple masculinities and contradictory models of being a man. A number of conceptual contributions will be discussed, including the notion of “masculine capital,” male friendship; social representations of being a man: the winner, the failed, and the good enough man, as well as transnational romances, and male sexual intimacy. Dr. Vasquez del Aguila will discuss his latest book based on ethnographic research undertaken over more than four years in New York and Lima, Peru. He will analyze heterosexual as well as gay masculinities, race and class relations, the role of the Internet and transnational romances, and the ways in which migration can create new opportunities for male sexual intimacy, while for others, it creates loneliness and isolation.


Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.





Dates: November 17 - 21, 2014

What is International Week?

At universities and colleges across the United States, for one week every year, students celebrate and experience the benefits of international education and exchange. Pitt gladly participates in this joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. International Education Week is just one of the many ways that Pitt prepares students to become global citizens empowered with international knowledge, skills and experiences. 


International Week is a collaborative effort among many people and programs including:

African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian & East European Studies, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, English Language Institute European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, Student Services, Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development, Office of International Services, Nationality Rooms Program, Pitt Dining Services, Pitt Study Abroad, Sodexo, University Center for International Studies. As well as Pitt’s many international and multicultural student-run clubs and organizations.



2014-15 Brazilian Initiation Scholarship

The Brazilian Initiation Scholarship (BIS) is a key component of BRASA’s agenda to expand Brazilian Studies in the United States. BRASA invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students for a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research in Brazil. This scholarship targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil. It seeks to contribute to the student’s initial trip (for a period from six weeks to three months) to heighten the student’s interest in Brazil and deepen his/her commitment to Brazilian studies in the United States. For detailed information and to apply, visit:

Deadline for application: November 15, 2014.





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