The Hispanic Culture Review is happy to announce their First Hispanic Culture Review Award Competition for the 2015 issue. Writers and graphic artists are welcomed to submit their work. Deadline to submit work is February 15, 2015.
Professor Matt Karush was recently awarded a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support work on his new book project, Sonic Travelers: The Transnational History of Argentine Popular Music in the Twentieth Century.
Festival de Cine begins Monday, 2 February, 7:20 pm, Research I, Room 163, with 7 Cajas (7 Boxes, directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori, Paraguay, 2011). See the entire schedule in article.
This Spanish and Latin American film festival features films organized around two related questions: first, how do these Spanish language films reveal new knowledge concerning the lived social and cultural histories of multilingual groups within larger national and transnational contexts; and second, how does the art of these films provide viewers with a critical eye on the connections between language and power, such as the relationship between “national” languages and hegemonic culture and the link of linguistic difference with popular culture “from below.”
Jo-Marie Burt, senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America and director of Mason's Latin American studies program, describes the formidable procedural maze set before victims of crimes that took place in the course of Guatemala's 36-year civil war.