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Lecture series on Caribbean migration to begin Jan. 31

Author: Arts and Letters


Arcadio Daz-Quiones, Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish at Princeton University, will open the Notre Dame Institute for Latino Studies’ spring lecture series “Encuentro Caribeo: Puerto Rico isla frontera, Cuba y Repblica Dominicana todas islas peregrinas (”Caribbean Encounters: Puerto Rico Border Island, Cuba and Dominican Republic all Islands on the Move").

All lectures, to be held at 5p.m. in 200 McKenna Hall at Notre Dame, are free and open to the public and will be preceded by areception at 4:30p.m.

Titled “Puerto Rican Responses to Imperial Domination: Literature and the Graphic Arts,” Daz-Quiones’ first presentation will take place Jan. 31 (Tuesday). He will deliver a second lecture titled “The Submerged Cities of Antonio Bentez Rojo” on Feb. 1 (Wednesday).

Four additional lectures scheduled this semester are as follows:

  • Feb. 28 — Jorge Duany, professor of anthropology and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, “Migration from the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean: Changing Settlement Patterns and Cultural Identities”
  • March 28 — Silvio Torres-Saillant, professor and director of the Latino-Latin American Studies Program in the English Department at Syracuse University, “Transnationalism of Past Centuries: Home and Location in Caribbean Thought”
  • April 4 — Yolanda Martnez-San Miguel, graduate chair for Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, “Travesas: Imagining the Hispanic Caribbean from the Diaspora”
  • April 18 — ngel G. Quintero Rivera, professor and director of the Center for Social Research at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, “Powerful Sounds from Neglected Voices: Salsa and Migration”

The series is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies and co-sponsored by the University’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, Mendoza College of Business, College of Science, and Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Contact: Yolanda Lizardi Marino, Institute for Latino Studies, 574-631-0940,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on January 20, 2006.