Paul André Feit Memorial Fund Lectures

The Paul André Feit Memorial Lectures Series at Baruch College 

Spring 2014





Lecture: “La mujer en la obra de Juan Bosch”

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time: 6:00—7:15 pm   Room: VC 6-210

Professor Beatriz Peña (Queens College/CUNY)

Dr. Peña teaches Spanish and Latin American literature at Queens College/CUNY. In her lecture, she will examine the role of women in the works of Dominican writer Juan Bosch as well as discuss gender issues during Trujillo’s dictatorship. (In Spanish)


Lecture: “Elections in Chile”

Date: Monday, March 24, 2014

Time: 11:10 am—12:25pm   Room: TBA

Dr. Patricio Navía (NYU) will examine politics in contemporary Chile.


Field trip: Spanish Repertory Theater

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Play “El amor en los tiempos del cólera” based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez.


The 5th Annual Paul André Feit Lecture: "Who Aint A Slave:  Herman Melville's Paradox of Freedom and Slavery in the Americas"  

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time: 2:00pm   Room: VC 3-160

Dr. Greg Grandin

Greg Grandin is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including most recently Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (Metropolitan 2009).  A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Fordlandia was picked by the New York Times, New Yorker, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and NPR for their “best of” lists, and named it the best history book of 2009.  Grandin is also the author of Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Empire (Metropolitan 2005), The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America During the Cold War (University of Chicago Press 2004), and Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation (Duke University Press, 2000), which won the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Award for the best book published on Latin America in any discipline. With Gil Joseph, is edited A Century of Revolution, also published by Duke University Press. A professor of history at NYU and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Grandin writes on US foreign policy, Latin America, genocide, and human rights.  He has published in The New York Times, Harper’s, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, and The American Historical Review.  He has been a frequent guest on Democracy Now! and has appeared on The Charlie Rose Show.  Grandin also served as a consultant to the United Nations truth commission on Guatemala and has been the recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.


Topic: Contemporary Argentinean Theater

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time: 4:10—5:25 pm   Room: VC 4-165

Professor S. Berardini (Pace University)

Professor Berardini will examine the works of Argentinean women playwrights and their role in the development of 21 st century Argentinean drama.


Past Events


Marcy Schwartz

A Lecture by Marcy Schwartz

Marcy Schwarts specializes in 20th century Latin American literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on urban studies, exile, and photography. Her current research concerns the interaction of narrative, visual media and urban space in 20th and 21st century Latin America. (read more)

Date:  Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Place: VC 6-201
Time: 11:00 AM

Mayra Santos-Febres

A Lecture by Mayra Santos-Febres

Mayra Santos-Febres is a novelist, poet, essayist, radio and television personality, and a professor in the humanities division of the Unversity of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. (read more)

Date:  Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Place: VC 6-210
Time: 11:00 AM


Lecture by Ms. Chiqui Vicioso





A lecture by Ms. Chiqui Vicioso was supported by the Paul André Feit Fund and organized by Professor Olga Casanova-Burgess. Pictured above are Professors Casanova-Burgess, Elena Martinez and Maria Montalvo with students from the class on Latin American Theater.


These events are made possible by the generous support of the Paul André Feit Memorial Fund.

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