Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Cuban Studies Bibliography

This bibliography has been compiled to serve as a beginning point for researchers working in the area of Cuban Studies. Materials in the collections of several Tulane University Libraries comprise the vast majority of the entries here, and locations given refer to the following collections: Howard-Tilton Library (general stacks); Tulane’s Latin American Library (in the Howard-Tilton Library); Tulane School of Architecture Library (in Richardson Memorial Hall); Tulane Law School Library and the Tulane Medical School Library. The bibliography was originally compiled in December of 1997.

The bibliography begins with a section covering reference works of various sorts that should provide the researcher with very basic, beginning information and which should lead to larger bodies of related literature. While a few of the reference works are very general in nature, most have a Latin American, Caribbean, or completely Cuban focus. Types of reference works listed include research guides, encyclopedias and handbooks, statistical publications and compendia, biographical directories, maps, directories of individuals and institutions, bibliographies, and periodical indexes. The periodical indexes listed are ones that should provide information on either all or at least a number of subject areas for the region, but more subject-specific indexes should certainly be consulted as well for any extensive literature searches.

Subject areas for other parts of the bibliography were selected based on the current and proposed course offerings of Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.

Materials selected for inclusion here are mainly publications from the past 10 years and, with a few exceptions, focus on the post-revolutionary era. The entries consist primarily of monographs, although in a few subject areas where it was felt that more items were needed to provide the user a substantial reading list, listings for periodical articles and book chapters have been included as well. In selecting items for inclusion here, an attempt was made to list materials representing varying points of view. Entries are arranged by title, and bracketed notes and/or library subject headings are provided for some entries where the title is not clearly indicative of content or of its direct relevance to Cuban Studies. Brief abstracts included with article citations come from various indexing databases.

While parts of this bibliography may seem rather lengthy, it should be noted that there was no attempt made at being exhaustive in any subject area. Researchers undertaking extensive literature reviews are urged to use this list as a beginning point, and to use bibliographies and periodical indexes, (those included here as well as more specialized ones) to supplement this bibliography .

Compiled by Stephen Fowlkes
Revised June 2005

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Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

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The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans in New York City, will be screened. Mr. Acosta will be in attendance and a discussion in English will follow. Iván Acosta is a playwright, filmmaker, and creative director originally from Santiago de Cuba, now in New York City. His creative endeavors include documentaries, plays, films, and books, and he’s served as writer, director, and producer, among other roles.

A small reception will follow the screening. Seating may be limited. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/29/archives/the-screen-el-super-a-cubanamerican-tale-the-cast.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.

Carnaval Latino and Parade of the Americas

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Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from October 13 – 15, 2018.

The Hispanic culture has thrived in New Orleans for almost 300 years, and Spanish influence can be seen all over the city. To celebrate the best of Latin culture, the 19th annual Carnaval Latino returns to the downtown area.

The Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association hosts the festival to celebrate the music, food, art and culture of Latin America. Numerous musicians, both locally and from overseas, perform to honor the rich Spanish heritage in New Orleans.

In addition to live music and fantastic food, the Krewe of Quetzal will kick off the celebration with a New Orleans style parade, Desfile de Las Americas, or Parade of the Americas, on Saturday, October 13th. See the Hispanic community ride in elaborate costumes, throwing souvenirs to the crowds. After the parade, festival goers will then enjoy Latin music, art, food and drink, during Carnaval Latino’s festival at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District.

For more information on the festival and parade, visit Carnaval Latino’s official website.