Other Cuba Related Events
Cuban Migration in the Caribbean
Roundtable event with:
Universidad de la Habana
Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Yolanda Martinez San Miguel
When: Friday, November 19, 1999
Time 3:00-5:30 P.M.
Where: Priceton University's Program in Latin
American Studies, Dickinson Hall 211
Phone: 609 258-4148
Primer Festival Anual de Cine Cubano
El Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubanoamericanos
de la Universidad de Miami y el Bill Cosford Cinema
presentan el Primer Festival Anual de Cine Cubano: tres dias de
largometrajes, documentales , cortos y cinedebates. El festival
se inaugura el viernes 12 de noviembre, para celebrar el vigesimo
aniversario de la pelicula Guaguasi de Jorge Ulla, y se extiende
hasta el domingo 14. El tema de este ano, (Looking Back) se concentrara
en los cineastas cubanos y cubanoamericanos del exilio. El festival
presentara obras de la primera generacion de cineastas exiliados
que han trabajado con ahinco, y a contrapelo de todas las desventajas,
para documentar el impacto nacional de la revolucion y el exilio,
asi como la obra de jovenes cineastas cubanoamericanos que rememoran
la Cuba de sus padres y abuelos, o sus propias experiencias como
segunda generacion, y de la Cuba actual.
Todas las peliculas se exhiben en el Bill Cosford Cinema de la
Universidad de Miami con con subtitulos en espanol/ingles para
mas informacion llame al 305 284-5798.
WHEN: 12-14 de noviembre de 1999
WHERE: Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubanoamericanos
Escuela de Estudios Internacionales
Universidad de Miami
Telefono 305 284 CUBA (2822)
Fax 305 284 4406
CUBA: New Trends in the Arts
CUBA: New Trends in the Arts
by Victor Casaus
Director Centro Cultural Pedro de la Torriente Brau
Victor Casaus, poet, cineaste, narrator and journalist, received
his licenciatura in Hispanic Language and Literature from the
University of Havana. His poetry first became known in the 1960s
as part of the generation that founded the periodical El Caiman
Barbudo, the most influential arts journal of the period (presented
When: Wednesday November 10, 1999, 7:30 P.M.
Where: Hunter College, West Building, Room 217
68th Street & Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
at Hunter College with the collaboration of The Cuba Project.
Mariposas en el Andamio/Butterflies of
A special screening of the documentary "Mariposas
en el Andamio/Butterflies on the Scaffold"
A rare view of what day-to-day life is like for the gay and drag
communities in modem Cuba. This award winning documentary is the
first since the 1959 revolution which examines the issues gays
and transvestites face in the context of evolving attitudes towards
homosexuality in Cuba, where people are judged first on what they
achieve for their country.
It is a highly unusual look at how a group of working class drag
queens in a small town have become a integral part of their neighborhood.
Glamorous gowns fashioned from sugar sacks and eyelashes made
out of carbon paper, are the reality of drag in Cuba. The journey
moves from on-stage action and backstage preparation to insightful
interviews with community leaders, the performers themselves and
their families. With their stunningly emotive performances to
the passionate music of Latin America, these queens really are
like Butterflies on the Scaffold - vibrant, proud and unexpected.
In the Havana suburb of La Guinera, these performers managed
to create a space for themselves. They gained their neighbors'
respect by forging a coalition with the female leaders of the
local construction brigade and performing In the workers dining
This is a remarkable and engaging film about social, human and
Cuba. Color. 1996, Spanish with English subtitles. Running time:
74 min. Directed by Margaret Gilpin and Luis Felipe Bernaza.
When: Sunday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Center for Cuban Studies,
124 West 23rd Street, bet. 6th and 74th Ave., 2nd floor art gallery.
Cuba: 170 Años de Presencia de
Cuba en Estados Unidos
Spanish-language conference organized by the publication "ENCUENTRO
de la Cultura Cubana," in collaboration with the Center for
Latin American and Caribbean Studies (New York University) and
the Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York.
This important gathering features a large number of specialists
from several countries.
WHEN: Nueva York, 4-6 de noviembre.
WHERE: King Juan Carlos Center of NYU, located at 53 Washington
Detailed information about this event can be found in the website:
Searching in My Dreams: Resurrecting Memory of the
1912 Massacre of the Independents of Color in Cuba
by film-maker Gloria Rolando (ICAIC)
WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 4:30pm
WHERE: Princeton University's Program in Latin
American Studies (PLAS), Dickinson 211 (reception following)
For additional information about Gloria Rolando, point your web
browser to: http://afrocubaweb.com/gloriar.htm
To obtain travel instructions and more information about PLAS
and its fall calendar of events, visit http://www.princeton.edu/plasweb
Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)
Ninth annual meeting - August 12 - 14, 1999
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida
Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy
c/o Ivette Barbeite, Treasurer
9890 S.W. 70th Street
Miami, Florida 33173
Tel: (305) 598-1019
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) will
be holding its Ninth Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, August
12-14, 1999. The meeting will be held at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200
Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida.
For its Ninth Annual Meeting, ASCE invites papers on a variety
of subjects related to the Cuban economy and society, including:
macroeconomics, banking and finance, monetary and fiscal policies,
foreign economic relations, agriculture and the sugar industry,
social and political aspects of economic development, education,
health, environmental policy, law and legal institutions, and
ASCE members in good standing wishing to present a paper must
submit a 100-word abstract of their proposed papers by May 15,
1999 to Jorge Pérez-López, ASCE Program Committee
Chair, 5881 6th Street, Falls Church, VA 22041, telephone 703/379-8812,
e-mail PEREZLOP@EROLS.COM. Non-members of ASCE wishing to present
a paper, or ASCE members co-authoring papers with non-members,
must submit their full papers by June 1.
ASCE members wishing to serve as discussants/chairs of sessions
or to organize sessions or round tables should also communicate
their interest in writing to the Chair of the Program Committee.
Round table discussions are not required to have written papers
but must conform with time guidelines for the program as a whole
and should be limited to 3-4 participants. Session chairs are
responsible ensuring that papers are circulated in sufficient
time to the discussants and sessions are run within time guidelines.
Proposed papers, sessions and round table discussions will be
evaluated by the Program Committee, which consists of Jorge Pérez-López,
Chair; Lorenzo Pérez; Sergio Díaz-Briquets; Antonio
Gayoso and Enrique Pumar. Final decisions on acceptance of papers,
sessions and round table discussions will be made by the ASCE
Executive Committee. Contributions may be prepared in English
or Spanish, although English is preferred as a courtesy to ASCE's
non-Spanish speaking members.
Authors whose papers have been selected for presentation at the
Ninth Annual Meeting will be notified of a decision by around
June 15, 1999. At that time they will be provided with specific
guidelines for preparation of their papers.
A selection of the papers presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting
will be published by ASCE in our annual publication Cuba in Transition.
To be considered for publication, papers should be no more than
25 pages long.
INTERAMERICAS PUBLISHES MAJOR NEW WORK DEDICATED TO
RENOWNED CUBAN SCHOLAR FERNANDO ORTIZ
NEW YORK, May 9 -Making a significant contribution to scholarship
on the renowned Cuban historian and social scientist Fernando
Ortiz (1881-1969), InterAmericas/Society of Arts and Letter of
the Americas/Socieded de Artes y Letras de las Américas,
in cooperation with the Fundación Fernando Ortiz (Havana)
and the Instituto de Literatura y Lingüística /Sociedad
the Económica de Amigos del País (Havana), announces
the publication of Miscelánea II of studies dedicated to
Fernando Ortiz (1881-196) in a limited edition that unites new
and previously published material, in Spanish, English, and French,
on the life and work of this pivotal figure in Cuban arts and
Central to the content of Miscelánea II is a comprehensive,
updated bibliography of works by Ortiz, his unpublished manuscripts,
and secondary literature-a work based on two previous publications
edited by Araceli García-Carranza for the Biblioteca Nacional
José Martí in Havana: the Bio-Bibliografía
de Don Fernando Ortiz (1970) and Don Fernando Ortiz. Suplemento
The new publication by InterAmericas also includes a chronology
of Ortiz's life, published originally in Spanish and here translated
into English and French; reprints of selected tributes to Ortiz
by his colleagues; a foreword by Miguel Barnet, president of the
Fundación Fernando Ortiz (Havana); and the first draft
inventory of the Archivo de Fernando Ortiz, the scholar's comprehensive
personal archive now held at the Instituto de Literatura y Lingüística/Sociedad
Económica de Amigos del País (Havana).
Ortiz, born Fernando Ortiz Fernández, is known as the
Tercer Descubridor (Third Discoverer) of Cuba for his groundbreaking
writings and research exploring all aspects of Cuban politics
and culture, in particular the deeply-rooted traditions of the
island's Afro-Cuban population, which had been ignored by previous
scholars. Although Ortiz published hundreds of articles and dozens
of books in his lifetime, little of his work is available in the
United States or in English translation. By publishing Miscelánea
II, InterAmericas offers a compendium of carefully selected and
edited texts intended to inspire further research into Ortiz's
impressive body of work. As Jane Gregory Rubin, director of InterAmericas,
writes in her introduction: "There is an urgent need to broaden
the public's knowledge of the Ortiz materials, particularly through
translation into English of the major works on the culture of
the African diaspora."
The title and format of Miscelánea II was inspired by
a series of three volumes of essays related to Ortiz studies published
in 1955, 1956, and 1957 by the Sociedad Económica de Amigos
del País: Miscelánea de estudios dedicados a Fernando
Ortiz por sus discipulos, colegas y amigos, con ocasión
de cumplirse sesenta años de la publicación de su
primer impreso en Menorca en 1895, Volumes I, II, and III.
This limited edition commemorates the fifth anniversary of the
establishment of InterAmericas/Society of Arts and Letters of
the Americas/Sociedad de Artes y Letras de las Américas
as a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and will
be distributed free of charge to participants in the 1998 conference
in San Juan, Puerto Rico, of the Seminar on the Acquisition of
Latin American Library Materials (SALALM).
Contact: Jane Gregory Rubin