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Reading Culture: Fall 2015- Cuba

Fall 2015 Events

Introduction to the Novel and Cuba  Link to video recording of the event September 17th @ 2pm Eagle Room, Spring Branch Campus  Geography, historical overview and culture  by Prof. Bryant Evans :   Cuban music by Grupo Elefante. Marta Lopez and Luciano
Prof. Evans ppt on Cuba  
Discussion of Black in Latin America: Cuba  September 22nd @ 12:30pm Cyber Lounge, Katy Campus
Discussion of The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil  September 23rd @ 12:30pm  Cyber Lounge, Katy Campus
Discussion of Black in Latin America: Cuba September 23rd @ 12:30 pm Spring Branch Campus Eagle Room
Screening of The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil  October 1st @ 12:30pm  Alief Campus
Scholar Lecture by Professor Edward Cox October 15th @ 2pm  Eagle Room, Spring Branch Campus Associate Professor of History at Rice University, Dr. Edward L. Cox will provide background on the novel.
A personal view on Cuba Dean Maria Sraus and Dr. Ilija Gallego share their personal stories.  October 29th 1:30pm at Spring Branch Learning Commons. Discussion and pizza.
Discussion of The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil November 11 @ 12:30pm Spring Branch Campus Eagle Room
History and Politics of Cuba by Professor Thusnelda Valdes and Professor Megan MeGregor November 19th @ 2pm Eagle Room, Spring Branch Campus

Fall 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Scholarship recipients:

1.  Natalie Valentine, recipient of the $1,000 scholarship

2.  Lyudmyla Morhun-Le,  recipient  of a $500 scholarship

3. Giok Boothe, recipient of a $500 scholarship

Biography of a Runaway Slave-- Fall 2015

General Information about Cuba

Recent articles

Resources for Biography of a Runaway Slave

de Maeseneer, Rita. "Miguel Barnet's Cimarron, the real thing? A gastrocritical approach." Afro-Hispanic Review 30.2 (2011): 59+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.

Dickey, Christopher. "Cuba's Star-Spangled Slavery." The Daily Beast. Web. 15 Aug. 2015.

  • The stars and stripes, not the Confederate flag, once represented the sordid system of human slavery in Cuba.

Gardner, Nathanial E. "The Extraordinary Subaltern: Testimonio Latinoamericano and Representation." Hipertexto 4 (2006): 36-49. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 343. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Literature Resource Center. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.

Gates Jr., Henry Louis. "What Happens When Cubans Speak about Anti-Black Racism in Their Country." The Root. 19 July 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2016. 

  • includes interview with Miguel Barnet.

Kadish, Doris. "Timothy J. Cox Postmodern Tales of Slavery in the Americas: from Alejo Carpentier to Charles Johnson." International Fiction Review 30.1-2 (2003): 120+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.

Millay, Amy Nauss. "Augusto Roa Bastos's Search for an Oral Aesthetic." Voices from the Fuente Viva: The Effect of Orality in Twentieth-Century Spanish American Narrative. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell University Press, 2005. 163-183. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 316. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Literature Resource Center. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.

Rowlandson, William. "Biography of a Runaway Slave." London Metropolitan University. Online video.  YouTube. You Tube, 28 Feb. 2011.  Web. 18 Feb. 2016

  • Dr. Rowlandson of the University of Kent at Canturbury, who annotated a student edition of Miguel Barnet's seminal Biografia de un cimarron, delivers a seminar about the book.

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