Tag: Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program

En cuerpo y alma: Ser mujer en tiempos de Franco

Morcillo Final Web

TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series
Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program

En cuerpo y alma: Ser mujer en tiempos de Franco

Book Presentation by Aurora Morcillo, FIU
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 6:30 PM | Books & Books | 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the U.S. launch of the book En cuerpo y alma: Ser mujer en tiempos de Franco. In this searching analysis of the role of gender in Francoist Spain, author Aurora Morcillo discusses the symbolic relationship between the dictatorial rule of Franco and the female body as an allegory of the nation. It details the metaphorical use of sexual imagery in political discourse, beginning with the first period of autocratic rule in the 1940s and ending with the years of “consumerism” and “openness” of the 50s and 60s.

Aurora Morcillo Gómez is professor of history of Spain and gender studies in the Department of History at Florida International University. She was associate director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies between 2003 and 2008. She currently directs the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program founded by her in 2012 under the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Morcillo is a specialist in history of gender during the dictatorship of Franco, among her most important publications are Cultural and Social Memory of the Spanish Civil War (2014), The Seduction of Modern Spain: The Female Body and the Francoist Body Politic (2010) and True Catholic Womanhood: Gender Ideology in Franco Spain (2000, 2008).

—This event will be presented in Spanish—

Organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain,
FIU Department of History and Books & Books Coral Gables

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please click here.

For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

This event has been generously sponsored by TotalBank
and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa

[CANCELED] Memory ADN/Memoria DNA – Experimental Flamenco with Niurca Márquez

TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series
Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program

Memory ADN/Memoria DNA
Experimental Flamenco with Niurca Márquez

CANCELED

Memory ADN/Memoria DNA is an exploration of cultural memory and how it is passed down from one generation to the next. It is a voyage through the sayings, customs and stereotypes, at times filled with humor, at times nostalgic, that explores the idea of what is “Spanish” from the perspective of a particular group of Latino immigrants, namely Caribbean and coastal. It is a work of experimental flamenco that combines dance, theater and film and deconstructs the forms of flamenco music and dance. Join us for this compelling performance and fascinating experience.

Niurca Márquez is an artist/researcher with a wide range as a creator and performer in film, site-specific work and staged performance. Her work has been commissioned by and presented on various curatorial platforms in Europe and the U.S. She has worked tirelessly on presenting new works that examine notions of identity, cultural memory and ritual in flamenco within a contemporary framework, as well as, works that delve into the multiple layers of communication and understanding in the form. She continuously examines the many intersections of tradition and vanguard to create new languages and expressions embedded in flamenco but informed by contemporary practices in dance and theater: a reflection on the work’s historical placement and potential implications within a contemporary dance setting.

José Manuel Domínguez, performer, theater director and writer, is the artistic director of the Antiheroes Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2011. With the goal of fostering inclusion through the arts and education, the organization focuses on creating and presenting contemporary performing arts, along with a strong educational component which includes year-round workshops for individuals of all abilities.

 

José Luis de la Paz is a flamenco guitarist and co-founder of the Nu Flamenco Collaborative. He has performed throughout the world and has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Premio Jóvenes Interpretes-Bienal de SevillaPremio Asociación de la Prensa-Huelva, and Cuarto Cabalesamong others. In 1995 he appeared in Felix Grande’s book Agenda Flamenca as one of the 20 best guitarists in Spain.

Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain,
Cuban Research Institute, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center,
African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of History and Coral Gables Museum

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please click here

For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

This event has been generously sponsored by TotalBank and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa.

Adio Kerida Sefarad

Jonatas Art Web

TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series
Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program

Adio Kerida Sefarad

Exploring the Sephardic Experience through Art, Music and Personal Reflection
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 6:30 PM | FIU MMC | Green School Gallery (SIPA First Floor)

Jônatas Chimen Dias DaSilva-Benayon is a Brazilian-American Symbolist painter, sculptor, performance artist, writer and lecturer. His work explores personal and collective identity amidst a complicated and ever-changing cultural landscape. The artist’s exploration of identity is often drawn from his own family’s history of immigration. Chimen holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University. His work has been featured at major art galleries, art auctions, and venues such as Artexpo New York, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami Art Week and at the Jewish Museum of Florida. In 2015, Jônatas Chimen was awarded the title of Artist of the Year by the Anti-Defamation League for his art series titled The Journey.

Susana Behar was born in Havana to a Cuban/Jewish family and grew up listening to the traditional music of her homeland as well as the evocative music of her Sephardic ancestors. In 1965 she immigrated to Venezuela where she explored and performed the music of her adopted country, as well as that of Latin America and Jewish folklore in general. Her music has been featured in the documentary Adio Kerida, of anthropologist Ruth Behar. Her second CD, At The Crossroads, is a compilation of a live concert featuring Sephardic and Latin American songs.

Jose Luis de la Paz is a flamenco guitarist and co-founder of Nu Flamenco Collaborative. He has performed throughout the world and has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Premio Jóvenes Interpretes-Bienal de Sevilla, Premio Asociación de la Prensa-Huelva, and Cuarto Cabales among others. In 1995 he appeared in Felix Grande’s book Agenda Flamenca as one of the 20 best guitarists in Spain.

Reza Filsoofi was born in Tehran, Iran. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays santoor, setar, tombak and daf. For many years, Reza had the privilege of refining his talents in Iran with master musicians such as Zarrabian, Shoaari and Arash Farhangfar. The knowledge gained from these masters has opened doors for him to perform before live audiences in Iran and the U.S.

—Presented in collaboration with—

Consulate General of Spain | Global Jewish Studies Program | Department of History
Department of Religious Studies | Cuban Research Institute | College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here
For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

This event has been generously sponsored by TotalBank
and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa

History at the Movies: The Battle of Algiers

Battle of Algiers Web

Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

History at the Movies: The Battle of Algiers
Screening and Q&A with Dr. Terrence G. Peterson, Assistant Professor of History, FIU

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 5:30 PM | O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71st Street, Miami Beach

The Battle of Algiers is one of the most influential political films of the 20th Century. Filmed on the streets of Algiers, Gillo Pontecorvo’s groundbreaking film depicts Algeria’s turbulent struggle for independence from France in the 1950s. On the 50th anniversary of its original theatrical release, the film has not lost any of its relevance. It continues to serve as a reference on guerilla warfare for radical groups and the militaries who seek to counter them, and its nuanced portrayal of terror attacks and the brutal methods employed to combat them ensures that its message remains just as poignant today.

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and O Cinema Miami Beach for a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A and conversation on the film’s themes, history and impact. Dr. Terrence G. Peterson is Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University, and an expert on the Algerian War. He has spent considerable time in France and Algeria working in the archives and interviewing former participants in the war, and he is currently writing a book that covers many of the events portrayed in the film.

Tickets to the 5:30 PM showtime are $11 General Admission or $9.50 for Students/Seniors

For more information about the event, please call the FIU Green School at (305) 348-7266
For tickets or information, please call O Cinema at (785) 207-1919

Co-Sponsored by:
Department of History, Initiative for Muslim World Studies,
Middle East Studies Program and European and Eurasian Studies Program