11.08.2014

AMERICA: A PLACE FROM WHERE TO RECONSIDER THE WORLD FOR MARIA ZAMBRANO/AMÉRICA: UN LUGAR DESDE DONDE REPENSAR EL MUNDO PARA MARÍA ZAMBRANO




Presenter and moderator/Moderador y comentarista: Orlando ROSSARDI

Documentary on Maria Zambrano´s life and work/Documental (CD) sobre María Zambrano.

1. Luis ORTEGA: "Reaching Maria Zambrano"/“Para llegar a María Zambrano” 

2. José PRATS SARIOL: "María Zambrano  and  José Lezama Lima: Exile and "Insilio"/“María Zambrano-José Lezama Lima: exiliada e insiliado”.

3. Rita MARTIN: "The contrasting worlds of María Zambrano and Virgilio Piñera"/María Zambrano y Virgilio Piñera en contrapunto".

4. Madeline CÁMARA: "María Zambrano´s Chilean papers"/Textos chilenos de María Zambrano”.

5. Baruj SALINAS: "María Zambrano and Baruj Salinas: a Friendship Revolving on the Color White"/"María Zambrano y Baruj Salinas: una amistad en torno al color blanco".


Madeline CAMARA. Professor at the Department of World Languages, University of South Florida. Ph. D. in Languages and Hispanic Literature from SUNY - Stony Brook. Author of a large number of books such as Vocación de Casandra (Peter Lang. 2000), La letra rebelde: estudios de escritoras cubanas (Ed. Universal, 2002), La memoria hechizada (Icaria, 2002) and Four Cuban Women Writers: Imagining a Matria (Palgrave 2009), among others. Prof. Cámara has been coeditor of de Cuba: the Elusive Nation (University Press of Florida, 2000), La narrativa de Mayra Montero: hacia una literatura transnacional caribeña (Aduana Vieja, 2009) and María Zambrano: Palabras para el mundo (Juan de la Cuesta, 2011)  Madeline Cámara is an expert in the field of Cuban culture and literature with emphasis in gender´s studies in which she have been a prolific publisher.

Rita MARTIN. Writer and professor at Radford University. She studied at the University of Havana, at Florida Atlantic University and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from where she received a Ph. D. in Romance Languages and Literatures. In Havana she participated as a researcher at the Literature and Linguistic Institute of  Academia de Ciencias de Cuba  and was an adjunct professor at the University of Havana before leaving for the United States. Prof. Martin has been teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill, Davidson College and Radford University.  She has been recipient  of various awards and honors such as the “Mirta Aguirre” in 1986, “Dana Drake Summer Fellowship” in  2004 and the “Radford University Fellowship” en 2009. Many of her essays and monographs have been published in magazines such as Caimán Barbudo Revista Iberoamericana. Among her most important works are  Estación en el mar (Extramuros, 1992), El cuerpo de su ausencia (Letras Cubanas, 1992), Homenaje a Eugenio Florit (Universal, 2000), Sin perro y sin Penélope (Universal, 2003), Tocada por el astro (La Torre de Papel, 2006), Flores no me pongan (Virginia/Baquiana, 2009), Poemas de nadie, antología personal (Letras Cubanas, 2013). A forthcoming book En la garganta del diablo (a bilingual anthology Spanish/Italian of 20 Cuban poets) and El secreto de Virgilio (essays) are in process of publication. In 2013, the magazine Otrolunes carried an extensive essay on her literary work. Prof. Martin is in charge of the "creative logbook" Grafoscopio  and reviewer for MIFLIC Review.

Luis ORTEGA HURTADO. An editor for Antigona, official magazine of the Maria Zambrano Foundation in Madrid, is a graduate from the School of Communications at the University of Malaga, Spain,  and presently  prepares himself to discuss its doctoral dissertation on the journalistic works of Maria Zambrano. Besides his articles on Zambrano, he has been researching and publishing on the Spanish Press during the Republic and on the Spanish philosopher Ortega y Gasset. He is also co-edior of the book  María Zambrano: Palabras para el mundo (Juan de la Cuesta, 2011). Mr, Ortega Hurtado has been awarded an scholarship from the University of South Florida to continue with his investigations.

José PRATS SARIOL. Visiting Professor on Hispanic Literature at the Arizona State University. Besides been a well known literary critic on Cuban and Latin American Literature, Prats Sariol has published the novels Las penas de la joven Lila (Ed. LunArena, México, 2004) y Guanabo gay (Ed. Hora y Veinte, México, 2005). Also, is the  author of the book Por sí o por no (Ed. Aurora Boreal, Copenhage, 2013) and the selection of short stories Erótica (Ed. Letras Cubanas, La Habana, 1988) and Cuentos (Ed. Arquitrave, Colombia, 2007). His publication Lezama Lima o el azar concurrente (Ed. Confluencias, España, 2010) is an extensive research on the famous Cuban poet . This year, 2014 a translation into English of his novel The Sorrows of Young Lila (Ed. Harper-Collins) will be published in New York City. His book Mariel (Verbum, 2014) is Jose Prats Sariol most recent publication currently in bookstore in Madrid, Spain.    

Baruj SALINAS. Born in Havana, Cuba,  he was a student at the  Instituto de la Víbora, and in 1954 he was awarded an scholarship to pursuit a degree in Architecture at the University of Kent, Ohio where he graduated in 1958. On 1969 Baruj Salinas was granted, for the first time, the Cintas Award , and later again, in 1970 he received the same scholarship to continue with his creative work. At this point he made a decision to follow a carrier in the artistic world and forget about the previous plans of being an architect. In 1974 he travel to Barcelona, Spain where he  has the oportunity to meet with a number of artist and establish a close friendship with the Spanish painters Joan Miró and Antoni Tapies, among others. While in Barcelona, he not only dedicates to work in his own creative work but contribute his time at the Atelier Yamamoto, with engravings and other graphic creation. Since his return in 1992 to Miami, the artist has been busy in his studio and as a professor of art at Miami Dade College.

Orlando ROSSARDI (pseud. of Orlando Rodríguez Sardiñas) was born in Cuba and left the island in 1960. He obtained a Ph.D. at the U of Texas, Austin, and taught at the universities of New Hampshire and Wisconsin, and Miami Dade College. Poet, playwright and researcher in Latin American literature, Rossardi has published mainly poetry and some of his collections are El diámetro y lo estero (1964), Que voy de vuelo (1970), Los espacios llenos (1991), Memoria de mí (1996), Los pies en la tierra (2006), Libro de las pérdidas (2008), Casi la voz (2009), Canto en la Florida (2010), Fundación del centro (2011) y Totalidad (2012). 

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