Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Poéticas de la ciudad- El lenguaje urbano en la poesía peruana del siglo XX a talk by Carlos Villacorta

December 2nd, 2016
3:00 PM

100A Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room

¿How poets represent the city, which they live in? ¿How are the languages of urban cultures? ¿What is known and what is secret in the city life? Carlos Villacorta will discuss these topics in the extensive, sophisticated, colloquial, and hermetic Peruvian poetry of the 20th century, one of the most notable poetic productions of the Spanish language.

Carlos Villacorta is a Peruvian writer and scholar. He is well known for his poetry books El grito (2001), Tríptico (2003) and Ciudad Satélite (2007), and for his novel Alicia, esto es el capitalismo (2014) which portraits the ups and downs of life of young people from Lima and has received praise. Some of his poems and short stories have been translated into English and French. In the USA, his works has been published in Hostos Review and Cutbank Magazine among others. He is currently assistant professor of Latin American literature at University of Maine and researches in this field. He has published scholarly articles on the works of Roberto Bolaño, Enrique Verástegui and Carmen Ollé.






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Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

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Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center. This summer we will explore the environment and diverse geography of Latin America. Bring your favorite jungle animal and be prepared to learn some Spanish as we embark on an adventure through the Americas. This program provides a reading list of recommended titles for all ages to explore Latin America on your own this summer. If you read all books, you will be eligible for a special award offered during Hispanic Heritage month at the annual Celebración Latina held at the Audubon Zoo.


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Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute will be hosting a K-12 educator workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This workshop will focus on conservation efforts and environment of Central American rainforests. This workshop is a great way to learn how to bring real world science into your classroom. Activities will incorporate a variety of sciences and other subjects including: art, environmental science, cultural components, anthropology, computer science and technology. While it is geared for middle and high school teachers, this workshop is open to all educators formal and informal.

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