Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

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Listservs

The Center maintains two student listservs. Please note that the use of all University-based listservs must conform to University policy governing appropriate network usage TIS Policy Page. The first is a general, all-purpose listserv: laststudents@listserv.tulane.edu. Subscription to this listserv is optional and is available for any type of communication of interest to list members. All students will be automatically subscribed to this listserv; but students may unsubscribe at any point if they so choose. For information on how to subscribe and unsubscribe to listservs, please refer to TIS Listserv page.

The second is an announcements only lastann-l@listserv.tulane.edu. This listserv is moderated by the Graduate Advisor and is limited exclusively to communications that post announcements specifically relevant to the academic program and professional development of Latin American Studies graduate students. All Latin American Studies students will be automatically subscribed to this listserv and all students should maintain subscription to this listserv since official announcements will often be distributed via this list. The lastann-l@listserv.tulane.edu listserv should not be used as a means for commentary, discussion, or opinion-sharing. Such postings should be sent to the laststudents@listserv.tulane.edu listserv.

As the lastann-l@listserv.tulane.edu listserv editor, the Graduate Advisor reserves the right to forward any submitted posts that do not conform to the specific purpose of the announcements only lastann-l@listserv.tulane.edu listserv to the general, all-purpose laststudents@listserv.tulane.edu listserv.

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin boards are located in the kitchen area and outside the receptionistâ’‘¬’“¢s office. They are for Latin American material or materials otherwise relevant to the life of the Center. Please consult with the Stone Center receptionist if you want to post something.

Mailboxes

We have student mailboxes in the student lounge. Every graduate student in residence (not those away from New Orleans writing dissertations) will be assigned one. The Center does not mail announcements, notices of deadlines, or memos to your home address during the academic year. You will be responsible for checking your box at least once a week. Your mailbox at the Center is reserved only for mail that is relevant to your professional, academic, and graduate school business. Under no circumstances should you have personal mail sent to the Center. The Center cannot assume responsibility for the management and delivery of personal mail. Except under rare and special circumstances, the Center will not forward such mail to home addresses.

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Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.

Pan-American Life in New Orleans: Exhibition Opening and Reception

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Pan-American Life Insurance Group and The Latin American Library at Tulane University cordially invite you to an exhibit opening and reception to unveil the Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) Collection. The PALIG Collection, generously donated to The Latin American Library, documents the company’s 109 years connecting New Orleans with Latin America. The exhibit will feature photographs, manuscripts, and other materials from the PALIG archives as well as other holdings from the LAL that shed light on the long history of commercial and cultural ties between New Orleans and Latin America.

See the LAL Facebook page for more details and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/454592075187553/

Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Bala de maracujá.

Latin American Writers Series Fall 2019 Book Display

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The Latin American Library has put together a display of books written by authors participating in the Fall 2019 Latin American Writers Series: Luis Negrón, Power Paola, Alberto Barrera Tyszka, and Gabriela Weiner. All books on display are available for check out. When you visit, be sure to grab a free bookmark commemorating the series!

Café con Alberto Barrera

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The Stone Center invites you to Café con Alberto Barrera. This intimate meet and greet will be an opportunity to connect with Barrera, an influential writer and thinker from Venezuela. In addition to his creative work as a poet and novelist, he has co-authored, with journalist Cristina Marcano, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal, the first biography written on this controversial figure. He has also penned Alta Traición and Un país a la semana, two texts that chronicle the tumultuous political landscape in the Venezuela of recent years. Barrera will be answering questions about his non-fiction work during this casual conversation with faculty and students.