Quince Duncan A Life in the Literature, Culture, and Politics of Costa Rica
Dr. Quince Duncan is Costa Rica's most important living Afro-Caribbean literary figure, renowed throughout Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Duncan's more than 30 books include essays, short stories, recompilations of oral narratives, and other texts, in both English and Spanish.
Professor Karla Zelaya from the Afro-American Studies Department of Umass will speak on Costeños and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Sponsored the Center for Latin American, Carribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS), UMass Amherst. Free and open to the public.
Two Lectures on Spain's Jewish and Islamic Heritage
The Amherst College Spanish Department is please to present two lectures on Spain's Jewish and Islamic heritage.
"Returns to Sepharad in Contemporary Spain" by Daniela Flesler, Associate Porfessor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at SUNY Stony Brook.
"Traveling al-Andalus: Itineraries of Spain's Muslim Past" by Eric Calderwood, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign