May 22, 2003 - 6:00 PM
Panel discussion (In Spanish)
- Ivan A. Schulman
University of Illinois
- Oscar Montero
Lehman College and The Graduate Center
- Mauricio Font
Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, The Graduate Center and Queens College
- Esther Allen
PEN Translation Committee
La Vida Moderna y el Crítico de Arte
Ivan A. Schulman
Ivan A. Schulman is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, University of Illinois, Emeritus; Research Associate, University of South Florida; Professor of Hispanic Studies, Florida Atlantic University; Visiting Professor, Florida International University. Among his publications are:Coloquio sobre la novela hispanoamericana (1967), Génesis del modernismo: Martí, Nájera, Silva, Casal (1968), El modernismo hispanoamericano (1969a), Martí Darío y el modernismo (1969b),Versos libres de José Martí (1970a), Símbolo y color en la obra de José Martí (1970b), Relecturas martianas: narración y nación (1994), Poesía modernista hispanoamericana y española (1999), El proyecto inconcluso: la vigencia del modernismo (2002).
Por la Puerta Natural: Martí en Dos Ríos
Oscar Montero is Professor of Latin American literature at Lehman College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author
of The Name Game, (Chapel Hill, 1988) on Cuban writer Severo Sarduy, and
Erotismo y representación en Julián del Casal, (Amsterdam, 1993). His recent
publications include Casal y Maceo en La Habana elegante. Casa de las
Américas 225, (Octubre-Diciembre, 2001): 57–70. Do Latins Make Lousy Lovers? A reputation revisited, Hopscotch 2.1 (2000): 2–9. He is currently working on a book on José Martí. He has also written several articles in different magazines and lectures frequently on José Martí.
¿Martí, Apóstol de Qué?
Mauricio Font is director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and professor of sociology at The Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York. His research examines problems of development and reform in Brazil, Cuba and Latin America as well as international cooperation in the Western Hemisphere. Font’s current research focuses in part on reform processes in Latin America, where institutional and social actors at all levels of government have advanced strategies to
address social needs and economic disparities.
Font’s publications on Brazil include: Coffee, Contention, and Change, (1990), Transforming Brazil: A Reform Era in Perspective, (2003), and Brazilian Statism: Rise, Limits, and Decline, (forthcoming). He also edited and introduced Charting a New Course: The Politics of Globalization and Social Transformation, (2001), a volume with twenty-six essays by Fernando Henrique Cardoso.
Font’s work on Cuba includes: co-editing Toward a New Cuba?, (1997), and Integración económica y democratización: América Latina y Cuba, (1998). He is co-editor of Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz, (forthcoming), and of La República Cubana y José Martí 1902–2002, (forthcoming).
He has also published a number of essays on Latin America, the North American Free Trade Agreement and US-Latin America relations, Cuba, Brazil and the comparative-historical study of development trajectories in settler societies.
Martí en la Historia Norteamericana
Esther Allen edited, translated and annotated the Selected Writings of José Martí, (Penguin Classics, 2002) which was listed as one of the most notable books of the year by the Los Angeles Times Book Review and is now in its third printing. She has translated more than fifteen other books from Spanish and French, including Dark Back of Time by Javier Marías and The Book of Lamentations by Rosario Castellanos, and she was co-translator of the Selected Non-Fiction of Jorge Luis Borges, (Viking, 1999) which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. She is also the translator of a forthcoming memoir by Alma Guillermoprieto, about teaching dance at the Escuela Nacional de Artes in Cuba. Currently Chair of the PEN Translation Committee, she has received Fulbright and National Endowment for the Arts grants, and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from NYU.
Presented in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes and the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies.