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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 3/16/2018

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Exile_Diaspora_Return_Program FlyerFriday, March 23, 2018, 3 p.m.
Book talk: Exile, Diaspora, and Return: Changing Cultural Landscape in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay

Professors Luis Roniger (Wake Forest University) and Saúl Sosnowski (University of Maryland) will discuss this book, which explores how Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay have been affected by post-exilic relocations, transnational migrant displacements, and diasporas. The authors will address how diasporic experiences and the impact of returnees on the public life, culture, institutions, and development of post-authoritarian politics in the Southern Cone of the Americas. Sponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
Free tickets available via Eventbrite
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building, 3th floor
Contact:[email protected]

Program lyer about a lecture titled "Moral Science in Postwar North Korean." Monday, March 26, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Moral Science in Postwar North Korea

The Asian Division, Library of Congress presents “Moral Science in Postwar North Korea” by Dr. Dafna Zur. Dr. Zur teaches at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University. As one of the very few North Korea scholars in the U.S. who specializes in the humanities, Dr. Zur will illuminate new perspectives on North Korean youth literature and its relationship to the changing values assigned to scientific development.
Free and open to the public.
Location: Whittall Pavillion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20540.
Contact: [email protected].

Movies_and_popular_culture_in_Spain_1939-1975_EventFriday, March 30, 2018, noon
Lecture: Movies and Popular Culture in Spain under Francoism (1939-1975)

Under the Franco regime, Spain was a country of passionate moviegoers struggling with the enormous limitations of the cultural life under a dictatorship, a tension that will be in the center of the present talk. This is the story of a fascination with movies under difficult circumstances, in a land in which cinema became a large projection screen for the anxieties, fears and hopes of millions of spectators. Dr. Fernando Ramos Arenas is Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University in Washington DC. He was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Communication and Media Sciences at Leipzig University (Germany) from 2010 to 2017. On April 2018 he will begin as Assistant Professor at Complutense University, Madrid. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Free tickets available via Eventbrite
Location: Dining Room A, James Madison Memorial Building, 6th floor
Contact: [email protected]

Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution FlyerWednesday, April 4, 2018, noon -  1 p.m.
The Persian Book Lecture Series
Lecture: Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution

The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress, invites you to the 2018 Nowruz Lecture, “Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution,” with Dr. Pedram Partovi, author and professor, Department of History, American University. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: The African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, DC 20540.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, 202-707-4518, [email protected]

Friday, April 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Symposium: The Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry

“The Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry” brings together poets and literary scholars from Latin America and the United States to consider the dynamic emergence, development, and diversity of poetic forms throughout the Americas, with an emphasis on Chile. It will also be presented to recognize Professor Gwen Kirkpatrick for her scholarship in the field of Latin American poetry, her contributions to the university, and her profound dedication to her students.
Featured Speakers: Soledad Bianchi (Universidad de Chile), Rodrigo Cánovas (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Enrique Cortez (Portland State University), Laura DeMaría (University of Maryland), Rocío Ferreira (De Paul University), Alvaro Kaempfer (Gettysburg College), Ana Inés Larre Borges (Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay), Francisco Leal (Colorado State University), Miguel López (University of New Mexico), Francine Masiello (University of California, Berkeley), Sarah Moody (University of Alabama), María José Navía (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), and Vivaldo Santos (Georgetown University), María Inés Zaldívar (poet).
Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress, the Embassy of Chile, Georgetown University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and the Universidad de Chile.
Free tickets available via Eventbrite
Location: Montpelier Room, James Madison Memorial Building, 6th floor
Contact:[email protected]


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