Baruch College Presents Paul Andre Feit Lecture Series "Cecelia Valdes: Femme Fatale, Victim, or Survivor? Race in 19th Century Cuban Literature"
NEW YORK, NY-March 19, 2015 -The Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College and the Paul Andre Feit Lecture Series presents “Cecelia Valdes: Femme Fatale, Victim, or Survivor? Race in 19th Century Cuban Literature” on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. Cecelia Valdes, a novel by Cuban poet and novelist Cirilo Villaverde, is an important work for its quality and its revelation of the interaction of classes and races in San Jose, Cuba.
Ana Maria Hernandez, Director of the Latin American Studies Program at LaGuardia Community College will lead the discussion. She has published several books and articles on Latin American and Caribbean literature. This lecture will be conducted in English with a bilingual Q&A to follow. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP required.
WHAT: “Cecelia Valdes: Femme Fatale, Victim, or Survivor? Race in 19th Century Cuban Literature"
WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Baruch College William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue,
William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Room 14-270
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.