Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Film Screening: Memories of Overdevelopment

November 7th, 2012
7:00 PM

Location
Jones Hall 102

Memories of Overdevelopment / Memorias del Desarrollo (2010)
Miguel Coyula
USA/Cuba
113 min
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Sergio Garcet is a Cuban novelist living an isolated life in New York City, who, despite having experienced the Cuban Revolution, now feels like nothing more than an aging college professor. Frustrated by his publisher’s lack of interest in his new novel and his increased inability to relate to others, he builds collages depicting his mordant vision of the world. The film’s narrative structure consists of a mash-up of flashbacks, dreams, and hallucinations mixing live action, animation, and news footage from the last half of the 20th century. Memorias del desarrollo is a follow-up to the Cuban classic Memorias del Subdesarrollo, based on the 1968 novel by Cuban writer Edmundo Desnoes. The film was an Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival 2010.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF4UFTsj7lQ

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

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