Review 97 - The Launch

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures,

the M.A. Program in Spanish, and Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

are pleased to invite the general public
to the Launch of

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas

Rubén Darío and Modernismo Today (no. 97, December 2018)

The event will be led by Daniel Shapiro, Editor, with comments/readings by Andrew Reynolds, Guest Editor; authors and scholars Erick Blandón Guevara, Timothy Foster, Gwen Kirkpatrick and Julia Medina; and translator G. J. Racz.  The speakers will discuss Dario and Modernismo and will read bilingual fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in the issue.  Copies of Review 97 will be available for purchase. Reception to follow.

Save the Date!   Wednesday April 10, 2019, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

The City College of New York

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Review is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, in association with The City College of New York, CUNY, Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures. 


Review 97, guest-edited by scholar Andrew Reynolds (West Texas A & M University), focuses on Rubén Darío and Modernismo Today.  Reynolds’s introduction, “The Enduring Scholarly and Creative Legacies of Rubén Darío and Modernismo,” is followed by critical essays about Darío’s life/work by scholars Gwen Kirkpatrick, Adela Pineda Franco, José González, and Julia Medina. The issue showcases newly translated poems and essays by Darío himself and by other Modernista writers Delmira Agustini and Alfonsina Storni; appraisals of Darío by Borges, García Lorca, and Neruda; and texts by Nicaraguan author Sergio Ramírez and scholars Günther Schmigalle and Erick Blandón, as well as poetry by poets from the region. A section on Darío and the U.S. includes an essay by Jorge Eduardo Arellano, and images of Darío reveal him in various guises.  Features include a memorial piece by Sergio Ramírez on poet Claribel Alegría, an interview with Mónica Lavín, 2017 fellow of CCNY’s Cátedra Vargas Llosa; a reflection by Alberto García Ferrer on Gabriel García Márquez, and an overview of Venezuelan literature, by Lyda Aponte de Zacklin, and fiction by Humberto Mata.  The issue concludes with reviews of new titles in translation. Cover image: Daniel Vázquez Díaz, Rubén Darío vestido de monje [Rubén Darío Dressed as a Monk], 1914. Courtesy Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Design: Daimys García.


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Biographical notes:

Rubén Darío--poet, essayist, and diplomat—was born in Nicaragua in 1867 and became an esteemed writer from a young age. Before he turned twenty, he began a life of travel, with long stays in Argentina, Chile, Spain, France and the United States. Darío put the Modernista literary movement on the world stage with his poetry collection Azul..., published in 1888. He continued to build a poetic legacy with subsequent books such as Prosas profanas (1896), Cantos de vida y esperanza (1905), and Poema del otoño (1910). Darío was also a prolific prose writer, publishing hundreds of journalistic chronicles and essays throughout his lifetime. In 1916, at the age of 49, he passed away in León, Nicaragua.

Daniel Shapiro is Editor of Review:  Literature and Arts of the Americas  and  is  a Distinguished Lecturer at The City College of New York, Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures.  In addition to publishing poetry collections, he has translated Latin American authors and has received translation grants from PEN and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Andrew Reynolds, Guest Editor of Review 97, is Associate Professor of Spanish at West Texas A&M, author of The Spanish American Crónica Modernista, Temporality & Material Cul- lture (2012), and co-editor of Behind the Masks of Modernism: Global and Transnational Perspec- tives (2016). He has lately co-edited a book with Heather Allen, Latin American Textualities (2018).

Erick Blandón Guevara (Matagalpa, Nicaragua, 1951) is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His books of poetry include: Aladrarivo (1975), Juegos prohibidos (1982), and Las maltratadas palabras (1990). He has also published a short-story collection, Misterios gozosos (1994), the novel Vuelo de cuervos (1997), and, as a cultural critic, Barroco descalzo (2003), Discursos transversales (2011), and Rubén Darío:un cisne entre gavilanes (2016).

Timothy Foster is an assistant professor of Spanish at Western Texas A & M University. His research interests include Early Modern Spanish and Colonial literature and music, Colonial contact between the United States and Spain, and the Digital Humanities.

Gwen Kirkpatrick is Professor of Spanish at Georgetown University since 2004. Her writings have centered on Latin American poetry, gender studies, and the visual arts. Her most recent publications highlight the poetry of Marosa DiGiorgio, Rubén Darío, and nineteenth-century women's poetry.

Julia Medina is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of San Diego.  She has published articles that deal with political manifestoes, prologues, travel narratives, chroni-cles, testimonio, photographic images, cartoons, and public monuments. Her current research considers the intersection between visual culture, non-fiction, resistance, intellectual represent-tations, and ecocriticism in Central America.

G.J. Racz is professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at LIU Brooklyn, review editor for Translation Review, and a former president of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA). His translations of plays by Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz are forthcoming in The Golden Age of Spanish Drama: A Norton Critical Edition.

All the participants above are contributors to Review 97 (Rubén Darío and Modernismo Today).




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