Janey Program Fall 2012 Lecture: Civic Culture in Latin America

4:00 p.m.

Janey Program Fall 2012 Lecture-Poster

The Janey Program in Latin American Studies at the New School for Social Research presents the Fall 2012 Lecture: Civic Culture in Latin America, by Professor Doris Sommer which will focus on the long tradition of Civic Humanities and opportunities for engagement today.

Doris Sommer is Ira Jewell Williams, Jr. Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, and Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish at Harvard University. She also serves as Director of Cultural Agents, an organization committed to promoting the arts and humanities as social resources and fostering creativity and scholarship that contribute to the development of communities worldwide.

Her interests include: 19th-century narrative in Latin American women's literature, ethnic literature, and bilingual aesthetics.She is the author of Bilingual Aesthetics: A New Sentimental Education (2004), Proceed with Caution, When Engaged by Minority Writing in the Americas (1999), and Foundational Fictions: The National Romances of Latin America. (1993). She is the editor of Cultural Agency in the Americas (2005) and Bilingual Games: Some Literary Investigations (2004).

This event is also sponsored by the Department of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College and the Department of Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. 


80 Fifth Avenue, room 529

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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