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Antonio Benítez Rojo - La Isla Que Se Repite: 30 Aniversario

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Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 10:00am to 3:45am

Conference Room, GL 220

The conference "Antonio Benítez Rojo, La isla que se repite: 30 aniversario" will be celebrated on November 3rd, 2022, from 10 AM- 3:45 PM, at FIU's GL 220, Conference Room. No registration is needed. It will be help in Spanish.

The conference will examine the legacy of Antonio Benítez Rojo, and his work La isla que se repite, for Latin American and Caribbean studies, particularly in the fields of literature and culture. The activity will be divided into two. The first part will consist of a panel of specialists made up of Yolanda Marínez-San Miguel, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Enrico Mario Santí, Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate University), Jorge Duany, Ph.D. (FIU), Erik Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D. (FIU), as panelists, and Medardo Rosario Ph.D. (FIU), as moderator. The second part will screen the tetralogy La isla que se repite, by Cuban filmmaker Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, which will be introduced by Santiago Juan Navarro, Ph.D. (FIU).

The film tetralogy, La isla que se repite, comprised of the films Semiótica de la mentira (2012-2019), Entropía (2013-2015), Isla (2022) and La isla que se repite (2022), is a personal interpretation of entropy as a concept in the sphere of the Cuban-Caribbean. Its director, Eliecer Jimenez Almeida, who worked for ten years in the development of this series, has stated that reading Antonio Benítez Rojo's La isla que se repite (1992) was decisive in making this film essay concrete and for that reason pays a well-deserved tribute to Benítez Rojo. 

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Arts & Culture

Department of Modern Languages
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