Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Cubans in Movement"

"Toward a New Civil Society" 
NYU's King Juan Carlos I Center
Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 7-8, 2013

I love to go to New Orleans and I'm returning for a visit over the next few days.  However, while I'm in the Big Easy, I'll miss out on this very timely and provocative symposium at NYU featuring a group of the best and brightest young Cuban intellectuals.

If you are in the City, don't miss it!

"Cubans in Movement: Toward a New Civil Society," will gather together scholars of various disciplines to discuss the limits of the changes initiated by the Cuban regime as well as focusing on the changes detectable in the thought and art of today's Cuba.

"Cubanos en movimiento: Hacia una nueva sociedad civil", reunirá a estudiosos de diversas disciplinas que discutirán las limitaciones de los cambios promovidos por el régimen, así como las políticas de cambio detectables en el pensamiento y el arte en la Cuba de hoy.

PDF here.  Full program below...



Thursday, November 7th
6:30 pm - 6:50 pm
Introduction: Antonio José Ponte

Panel I: "Historia Crítica, Justicia Social y Ciudadanía Ambiental" 
Rafael Rojas (CIDE, México D.F.; Princeton University), "Caminos de la historia crítica"
Armando Chaguaceda (Instituto de Investigaciones Histórico Sociales de la Universidad Veracruzana), "Cuba: justicia social y ciudadanía en tiempos de reforma"
Johanna Cilano Pélaez (Escuela de Derecho, Universidad de Xalapa), "El ejercicio de la ciudadanía ambiental en Cuba: legados y desafíos de la experiencia cubana"
Moderator: Ada Ferrer (NYU)
IN SPANISH
Followed by reception

Friday, November 8th
10:30 am
Panel II: "Nation, Revolution, New Media and Literature" 
Walfrido Dorta (Graduate Center, CUNY), "(Un)common Paths and Useless Energies: about Some Recent Cuban Writings"
Lizabel Mónica (Princeton University), "How New Media (Un)Shapes Contemporary (Cuban) Literature"
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (Writer), "Is Literature Possible After the Cuban Revolution?"
Moderator: Jacqueline Loss (University of Connecticut)
IN ENGLISH

12.30 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm
Panel III: "Music, Cinema, Literature and Politics" 
Nora Gámez Torres (Cuban Research Institute at FIU, Miami), "Music and Politics in Contemporary Cuba"
Manuel Zayas (Filmmaker), "The Institutional Crisis of Cuban Cinema: Independents Are Back"
Esther Whitfield (Brown University), "Guantanamo’s Cuban border: Art, Literature and the Naval Base"
Moderator: Ana Dopico (NYU)
IN ENGLISH

4:00-4:15 pm
Coffee

4:15 PM
Panel IV: "Diversidad cultural y domesticación política" 
Abel Sierra Madero (Center for Latin American Studies, University of Miami)
Roberto Zurbano (Articulación Regional Afrodescendiente para las Americas y el Caribe; Casa de las Américas), "Se acabó el querer: Los negros y el debate racial en la esfera pública cubana"
Moderador: Antonio José Ponte

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