Afro-Romance Institute

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Professor Conrad James
Visiting Associate Professor in World Cultures and Literatures
Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Houston

A pioneer of the earth-body art movement of the 1970s, Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta is internationally revered for her silhouettes, performances, and sculptures. This lecture traces her impact on contemporary Caribbean artists.

Reception to follow.

Professor of French Mary Jo Muratore says her principal objective has always been to focus on innovative scholarship and to share the processes of research and writing with students at all levels.  Muratore’s dedication to her work and her devotion to her students are being recognized by the university—she was recently named the University of Missouri Curators’ Teaching Professor for 2015.

Professor Conrad James
Visiting Associate Professor in World Cultures and Literatures
Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Houston

A late 19th-century Afro-Cuban writer, Morúa Delgado was a leading political figure during the early Cuban Republic. His  novels, Sofía and La familia Unzúazo, continue the tradition of anti-slavery narrative.

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