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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 4/6/2018

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 11 a.m.
Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation

Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. Click here for more information about reader’s cards.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building.
Contact: [email protected]

Arabic Press in the U.S. - program flyerThursday, April 12, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: History of the Arabic Press in the U.S.
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress presents a lecture by Dr. Edmund Ghareeb, titled: “History of the Arabic Press in the U.S. with a Focus on the Origins, Development, Rise, and Influence of the Arabic Language Press between Early 1890s and 1930s.” Dr. Ghareeb is an internationally recognized expert on the Arab and American media, the Middle East, Iraq, and Kurds. He received his Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University and is the author of several widely acclaimed books, as well as editor and co-editor of several books both in Arabic and English. He has been an analyst and frequent commentator for major media outlets in the US, the Arab world, Asia, and Europe. Free and open to the public.
Location: The African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: Nawal Kawar, 202-707-4708, [email protected]

Dr. Brown Talk FlyerThursday, April 12, 2018, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Lecture: Reading Lu Xun Through Carl Jung: “Psychological ‘Truth’ in Lu Xun’s ‘The True Story of Ah Q.'”
The Asian Division and Kluge Center of the Library of Congress will present a talk by Dr. Carolyn Brown: “Reading Lu Xun Through Carl Jung: Psychological ‘Truth’ in Lu Xun’s “The True Story of Ah Q.'” Carolyn Brown, formerly director of the Kluge Center, will discuss her just-published book “Reading Lu Xun Through Carl Jung,” which offers a unique approach to the short stories of the most famous modern Chinese writer, Lu Xun (1881-1936). Brown uses foundational elements of the psychology of Carl Jung (1875-1961), who with Freud was the founder of modern Western psychology, to illuminate key structures in the works of this great writer. Approaching these works from a unique direction, Brown’s lecture will shed new light on the psychological patterns within Lu Xin’s most famous story, “The True Story of Ah Q.” A book display will be held at the event venue.
Location: Pickford Theater, Madison Building, Third Floor
Contact: Yuwu Song, (202) 707-3683, [email protected]

Chilean Literature program flyerFriday, 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]

Colombian Treasures Library of CongressWednesday, April 18, 2018, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Display: Colombian Treasures at the Library of Congress
From April 14 through April 22, 2018, festivities across Washington, D.C., will celebrate Colombia’s many diverse cultures, rhythms, colors, flavors, traditions and the enduring, ever-expanding U.S.-Colombia friendship. Join us at the Library of Congress for a showcase of Colombian treasures from our vast Latin American collections. On display, we will have items such as the papers of figures like Simón Bolivar, Francisco de Paula Santander, rare literary audio recordings of Colombian writers and poets, as well as unique prints and photographs. (To find out more, visit here)
Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and the Embassy of Colombia.
Free tickets available via Eventbrite
Location: LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st floor
Contact: [email protected]

JewishAmericanHeritageMonth2018 program flyerMonday, May 7, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Jewish American Heritage Month
Book Talk: Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers and Their American Journey
In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington present Professor Hasia Diner of New York University speaking about her newest book, “Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers and Their American Journey.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. 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, 2nd floor.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, 202-707-3780, [email protected]

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