Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Lecture: "El origin politico del tango"

February 10th, 2014

Newcomb 407
Tulane University

Gustavo Varela will give a lecture on the political origins of tango in Professor Marilyn Miller’s Cultural Studies Seminar. This lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees should be prepared to read Varela’s work in advance of the lecture. Please contact Marilyn Miller at “” in order to receive the readings.

Gustavo Varela is a Professor, Researcher, and Academic Director of the Graduate Program in the Social and Political History of the Argentine Tango in the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires. He also teaches in the program in contemporary thought at the Fundación Universidad del Cine. He has taught and lectured on politics and popular culture at the Sorbonne, the Universidade Portucalense in Portugal and and the Freiburg Institute in Germany. His publications include Tango: una pasión ilustrada. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Lea, 2010; Nietzsche. Una introducción. Buenos Aires: Quadrata/Biblioteca Nacional, 2010, and a host of other publications on the relationship of tango to national identity.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching.

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Argentina + People
Pierre Buekens
W.H. Watkins Professor of Epidemiology - Public Health and Tropical Medicine