domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2012

La maldita circunstancia (programa completo del evento)


Abajo el programa del jueves 8 de noviembre y el viernes 9 de la conferencia “The Accursed Circumstance”. 

The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University presents:
“The Accursed Circumstance”: Virgilio Piñera Centennial Conference at Stony Brook University

Thursday November 8, 2012
Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1
1:00 PM | Antonio José Ponte and Ana María Dopico: A Conversation
Ponte and Dopico will discuss the vital importance of Virgilio Piñera’s work and life to genealogies of political dissent and the protection of artistic freedom. Antonio José Ponte is an internationally known Cuban fiction writer, consummate essayist, and poet living in exile in Madrid.

Ana María Dopico is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University, where she teaches comparative studies of the Americas with special emphasis on Cuban and Caribbean contexts and the Global South.

2:30PM | Provostial Lecture with Thomas F. Anderson: “Virgilio Piñera Lost in Translations: A Cuban Author’s Struggle to Create an International Legacy”

Thomas F. Anderson will address the anxiety-ridden final years of the life of Cuban author Virgilio Piñera (1912-1979), with a special focus on Piñera’s hapless efforts to have his works translated into major European languages. Departing from information gleaned largely from some 100 unpublished letters by Piñera to a life-long friend, Anderson will discuss how translation projects gone awry with prestigious publishing houses such as Alfred A. Knopf in the U.S., Feltrinelli Editore in Italy, and Éditions Gallimard in France, contributed significantly to the Cuban author’s legacy of oblivion.

Reception to follow
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Friday, November 9th, Stony Brook-Manhattan
387 Park Ave. South, 3rd floor (entrance at 101 East 27th Street)
9:30   Desayuno continental

9:45   Bienvenida.Lena Burgos-Lafuente, Stony Brook University

10:00-12:00   Terribilia meditans: Reflexión y disentimiento en la obra de Piñera
Moderador y comentarista: Paul Firbas, Stony Brook University

Jorge Brioso, Carleton Collage: “¿Cómo nacen y mueren los conceptos? Literatura y filosofía en la obra de Virgilio Piñera”

Mariana Amato, University of Kentucky, Lexington: “Una época eminentemente carnal: Virgilio Piñera y la modernidad”

Enrique del Risco, New York University: “Piñera y los avatares de una isla imposible”

12:00-1:00   Almuerzo

1:00-3:15   Contra y por la palabra: Poesía y política en Virgilio

Moderador y comentarista: Arcadio Díaz Quiñones, Princeton University

Noel Luna, Universidad de Puerto Rico: “Virgilio Piñera contra la poesía”

Gerard Aching, Cornell University: “In Praise of Insularity”

Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia, University of Maryland, College Park: “La Patria adentro: Natura política de Virgilio Piñera”

Rafael Rojas, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE): “Piñera y el Caribe”
      
3:15-3:30   Café

3:30-5:30   Un teológico atracón: Piñera y los saberes de la carne

Moderadora y comentarista: Licia Fiol-Matta, Lehman Collage and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Javier Guerrero, Princeton University: “Carnicería Piñera”

Modesto Milanés, Cubaliteraria.com: “Las pequeñas fugas: el mundo novelístico de Virgilio Piñera”

Aurea María Sotomayor, University of Pittsburgh: “La soberana nada da fe (Bataille en Piñera)”

5:30-6:00   Café

6:00-7:30   Closing keynote event: Abilio Estévez en diálogo con José Quiroga, Emory University.Moderadora: Lena Burgos-Lafuente, Stony Brook University

7:30   Recepción