Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Luisa Campuzano Lecture: "Viajeros cubanos a Estados Unidos en el siglo XIX, contextos y horizontes críticos"

June 18th, 2010
2:30 - 3:30 PM

Location
Latin American Library Seminar Room
4th Floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Tulane University

Please join us for a talk entitled “Viajeros cubanos a Estados Unidos en el siglo XIX, contextos y horizontes críticos” by Cuban literary scholar and writer, Luisa Campuzano. Dr. Campuzano will speak in Spanish; questions will be welcome in English. There will also be refreshments following the talk.

SYNOPSIS: En la cada vez más amplia bibliografía sobre la literatura de viajes, el espacio destinado a los latinoamericanos sigue siendo muy reducido. Un acercamiento a los textos de los cubanos que entre 1823 y 1900 visitan los Estados Unidos permite trazar, a través del estudio de las más diversas experiencias individuales y colectivas, un mapa sui generis de la visión y las expectativas de diversos sectores de la sociedad cubana en relación con “el Norte” y de su confrontación con la condición colonial de la Isla.

Dr. Campuzano is one of the foremost literary scholars in Cuba today. An emeritus profesora titular from the Facultad de Artes y Letras at Universidad de La Habana, Luisa Campuzano founded and directs the Women’s Studies program at Casa de las Américas. She is also Vice-President of the Alejo Carpentier Foundation (2008), and director of the journal Revolución y cultura. Her early research centered on the Classics; in the past few decades her work has focused on Latin American cultural, literary and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th centuries and on women writers. She has written extensively on 19th century travel writers within the context of broader cultural debates at the time concerning Cuba’s future in a post-Spanish colonial era and increasing concerns over rising US influence in the hemisphere. Her books include Carpentier entonces y ahora (Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1997) and Las muchachas de La Habana no tienen temor de Dios: Escritoras cubanas (s. XVIII-XXI) (Ediciones Unión, 2004).

The Greenleaf Fellowship program at the Latin American Library is made possible through a generous endowment to the Library from Tulane Emeritus Professor Richard E. Greenleaf.

About Richard E. Greenleaf: Until his retirement in 1998, Richard E. Greenleaf served as the France Vinton Scholes Professor of Colonial Latin American History, and as the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. He also served as Chair of the Department of History. Dr. Greenleaf grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and took his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico, where he studied under the dean of Inquisition scholars, France V. Scholes. Greenleaf’s doctoral dissertation, “Zumárraga and the Mexican Inquisition 1536-1543,” served as the basis for his many excellent publications on the history of the Holy Office of the Inquisition in Latin America.

Greenleaf has authored eleven major scholarly books, co-authored or contributed to seventeen others, and published almost four dozen articles in the field of Latin American and New Mexico history. He has been the recipient of many distinguished awards, among them the Silver Medal, the Sahagún Prize (Mexican National History Award), and the Serra Award of the Academy of American Franciscan History for Distinguished Scholarship in Colonial Latin American History. In his long and distinguished teaching career in New Mexico, Mexico City and New Orleans, Greenleaf has served as mentor to 34 doctoral students at Tulane, and countless masters and undergraduate students.

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