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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 4/5/2019

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Ana Luisa AramalMonday, April 8, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Reading and Conversation with Ana Luísa Amaral

Portuguese poet Ana Luísa Amaral will participate in a conversation and reading from her new book of poems What’s in a name? (New Directions, 2019) translated by Margaret Jull Costa. Amaral is one of Portugal’s most exciting poets whose work has been described as “small hypnotic miracles […] reminiscent of Szymborska and of Emily Dickinson”. This event will include a display of special editions of authors that have shaped Amaral’s literary work and scholarship, like Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare, and Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. Sponsored by the Hispanic Division in collaboration with Instituto Camões and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University. 
Book display will be from 4-5pm. / Copies of What’s in a Name will be sold at the program.
Free tickets available via Eventbrite
Location: Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240) Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor
Contact: 
[email protected]

Hispanic Reading RoomTuesday, April 9, 2019, 11:00 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 11:00am-12:00pm. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, see here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240.
Contact:
 [email protected]

NK Event_Flyer_titleThursday, April 11, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Presentation: I Spy a Spy: Social Anxiety and Farce in North Korea Comedy Film

The Asian Division, Library of Congress, presents “I Spy a Spy: Social Anxiety and Farce in North Korea Comedy Film” by Dr. Immanuel Kim. Dr. Kim teaches at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at George Washington University.
As a specialist in North Korean literature and cinema, Dr. Kim researches North Korean comedy films, and the ways in which humor has been an integral component of everyday life. By exploring comedy films and comedians, Dr. Kim will look past the ostensible propaganda and examine the agency of laughter.
Location: Dining Room A, James Madison Memorial Building, 6th floor.
Free tickets available via Eventbrite.
Contact: [email protected]

Flyer for Jewish American Month 2019Monday, May 6, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Book Talk: Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale

In celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month, the Hebraic Section of the African & Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington present Dan A. Oren, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Oren will speak about his book “Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale.” Books will be available for sale and signing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building (Ground Floor) Library of Congress Washington, DC 20540
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], 202.707.3780
Please allow time to clear security. Free and Open to the Public

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