Public Humanities Guest Speaker: Juanamaria Cordones-Cook
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Juanamaría Cordones-Cook is an internationally recognized expert in Afro-Hispanic art, film and culture.
She has published extensively on contemporary Spanish-American literature and culture, with special interest on Afro-Hispanic writers in major national and international journals in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America. Her articles have appeared in Revista Iberoamericana, Théatre, Chasqui, World Literature Today, Revista del Vigía, Hispamérica, Revista de Estudios Canadienses, Hispanófila, Plural, La Palabra y el Hombre, Revista Unión, Conjunto, Casa de las Américas, Anales del Caribe, among other major publications.
She works on projects related to postcolonial theories and issues of identity, race, and gender as they relate to the Afro-Latin American Diaspora. Cordones-Cook also explores the way in which writers incorporate the cultural and political processes of their regions into their works.
She is presently working on a book-length study of a generation of Afro-Cuban writers and artists who came of age with the Cuban Revolution, Havana’s Black Renaissance, as well as on La silla dorada, an anthology of poetry by Nancy Morejón accompanied by an audiovisual of her poetry reading, and a collection of essays on Ediciones Vigía and the art of book-making.
Cook’s lecture will be on March 17, 2016 from 7-9pm in Humanities Center 218.
441 Country Club Rd., York, PA 17403