The Afro-Romance Institute Presents:

JULIA CUERVO HEWITT
Friday, March 16, 2018

“Lydia Cabrera’s Yemayá y Ochún:  A Transatlantic Journey"

A LECTURE BY

JULIA CUERVO HEWITT

Associate Professor Emeritus - Department of Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese – Pennsylvania State University

Friday, March 16, 2018
4:00 pm
Room 113 Arts & Science Bldg.

A renowned critic of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean literatures and cultures, Dr. Cuervo Hewitt is author of Voices Out of Africa in Twentieth-Century Spanish Caribbean Literature (Bucknell UP: 2009). Her lecture examines the transatlantic networks between Cuban anthropologist Lydia Cabrera and French Africanist scholars Pierre Verger and Roger Bastide, the topic of her forthcoming book, Becoming Iyaré Yemayá: Lydia Cabrera’s Writings and Her Contemporaries.

 

 

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