Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

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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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Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.

Latin American Writers Series Fall 2019 Book Display

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The Latin American Library has put together a display of books written by authors participating in the Fall 2019 Latin American Writers Series: Luis Negrón, Power Paola, Alberto Barrera Tyszka, and Gabriela Weiner. All books on display are available for check out. When you visit, be sure to grab a free bookmark commemorating the series!

Café con Alberto Barrera

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The Stone Center invites you to Café con Alberto Barrera. This intimate meet and greet will be an opportunity to connect with Barrera, an influential writer and thinker from Venezuela. In addition to his creative work as a poet and novelist, he has co-authored, with journalist Cristina Marcano, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal, the first biography written on this controversial figure. He has also penned Alta Traición and Un país a la semana, two texts that chronicle the tumultuous political landscape in the Venezuela of recent years. Barrera will be answering questions about his non-fiction work during this casual conversation with faculty and students.

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