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Panel Discussion: Lydia Cabrera in the Archipelago

Americas Society

October 16, 2018
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Free Admission. Please register in advance.

Join Visual Arts at Americas Society for a panel including scholars Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann (assistant professor, Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College), Martin Tsang (librarian for the Cuban Heritage Collection and curator for Latin American Collections at the University of Miami), and Christopher Winks (Comparative Literature, Faculty member at Queens College), moderated by Gabriela Rangel. They will discuss the Cuban writer-ethnographer Lydia Cabrera (Havana, 1899–Miami, 1991) in relation to the exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking. The publications by Cabrera including Cuentos Negros de Cuba and El Monte inform current scholarship surrounding literature, ethnography, and art.

Learn more about the exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking.

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Image: Lydia Cabrera (second from right) with a group of informants, Central Cuba, undated. Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.