The Program in Latin American Studies will begin offering a new study abroad program in Cuba starting in spring 2015 to students with an interest in Latin American culture, politics and history.
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Visiting Fellow João Cezar de Castro Rocha on Lyricism and Exile in a Brazilian newspaper: “a inteligência dos alunos de Princeton contribuiu muito para a reflexão que agora apresento”
A Lírica do Exílio e a cultura brasileira (1)
— Joâo Cezar de Castro Rocha
O breve estudo de dois poemas constitui um ponto de partida conveniente. Penso em Doçura de amor, de Domingos Caldas Barbosa, aparecido na coletânea Viola de Lereno (1798), e em Música brasileira, poema de Olavo Bilac, saído em Tarde (1917).
“The day Hannah Arendt listened to Fidel Castro at Princeton” An article in the Spanish newspaper “El País” by Professor Rafael Rojas:
Los archivos de la Universidad de Princeton guardan una historia que ayuda a comprender la deriva totalitaria de la Revolución Cubana y la difícil lectura que hizo Occidente de ese fenómeno latinoamericano y caribeño. En abril de 1959, el primer ministro de la nueva Cuba, Fidel Castro, y su delegación se desviaron de su itinerario de Washington a Nueva York en una primera visita a Estados Unidos, organizada por la American Society of Newspapers Editors, y pasaron un par de días en la Universidad de Princeton.
Alvaro Enrigue, 2012-13 PLAS fellow, awarded the Herralde Prize, the most prestigious recognition, for his most recent novel
Un partido de tenis en la Roma de 1599, como sucedáneo de un duelo de honor, entre Caravaggio y Quevedo, con una pelota hecha, como todas las mejores de entonces, con pelo humano. Bajo ese sorprendente escenario –sólo parcialmente imaginado—y en los tres sets que dura el juego ubica el escritor Álvaro Enrigue (México, 1969) Muerte súbita, con la que ha obtenido los 18.000 euros de un 31º premio Herralde de novela que ha registrado la participación más alta de la historia del galardón: 476 originales.
Pedro Meira Monteiro Awarded Prize
Graduate Students Travel to Mexico
Written by Miguel Caballero
On May 27-28, 2013 Laboratorio de vanguardias de la Universidad de Princeton was held at Casa Refugio Citlaltépetl, in Mexico City. Hosted by Philippe Ollé-Laprune and presented by Professor Rubén Gallo, this laboratory was a platform for a group of nine Princeton PhD students to discuss their research in process on Latin American and Iberian avant-gardes with writers, artists, and an academic and nonacademic audience. Continue reading
Arminio Fraga *85 – One of Eight Named to Princeton Board of Trustees
Fraga, of Rio de Janiero, is the co-founding partner of Gávea Investimentos, a leading asset management firm in Brazil. He also chairs the board of directors of Brazil’s securities, commodities and futures exchange, BM&FBOVESPA. After earning his B.A. and M.A. in economics at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Fraga received a Ph.D. in economics at Princeton in 1985. He is a member of Princeton’s Global Leadership Committee, the Bendheim Center for Finance Advisory Council and the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies; he is also a board member of the Princeton Club of Brazil. The University awarded him the 2013 James Madison Medal, presented annually to an alumnus or alumna of the Graduate School who has had a distinguished career, advanced the cause of graduate education or achieved an outstanding record of public service.
PLAS 2013 Senior Thesis Prizes Awarded
On June 3, 2013 PLAS held its annual Class Day Ceremony during which the winners of the Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize in Latin American Studies and the Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize in Brazilian and Portuguese Studies were announced by Rachel Price, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures.
PLAS Concentrator Sofia Quinodoz ’13 – Studying the unseen activity in bacteria chatter and a nation’s bereavement
Article from Princeton University’s News at Princeton; by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications
In some ways, both of the theses Princeton University senior Sofia Quinodoz took on pertain to an unseen and not fully understood action that is nonetheless felt by those it afflicts, be it in the form of an infection or the void of a loved one suddenly erased.
As a molecular biology major, her primary thesis involves uncovering how bacteria communicate to coordinate group behaviors, such as their activity inside a host organism.
The thesis for her certificate in Latin American studies focuses on how Argentine families remember through Continue reading
News from Firestone Library
Dear PLAS friends,
I’d like to share with you the link to an article that appeared this weekend in Ñ, the cultural supplement of the Argentine daily Clarín. It’s titled “La memoria de la literatura latinoamericana” and highlights Firestone Library’s extensive collection of archives, correspondence, manuscripts and other materials by Latin American and Caribbean authors and intellectuals.
Also in the issue is a text by Rubén Gallo about Severo Sarduy in Princeton, entitled “Un cubano en Princeton.”
For additional information about Latin American special collections at Princeton, please visit http://libguides.princeton.edu/latinam_iberian_primary.
Fernando Acosta Rodriguez
Librarian for Latin American Studies, Firestone Library