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Cultural Center

Poetry and Visual Arts: Homage to Jorge E. Eielson 

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

 In honor of the great Peruvian poet and artist Jorge Eduardo Eielson (1924-2006), these events will feature comments, readings, and visuals by prominent writers and scholars from Peru, the United States, and Italy (where the poet lived for many years). Eielson was known for his iconoclastic poetry and his quipus, today considered precursors of conceptual art.

Keynote Speaker:

Martha Canfield
Professor of Latin American Literature
University of Florence, Italy
Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar

“Fundadores de siglo XX: Jorge Eduardo Eielson y la poesía verbo-voco-visual”/"Founders of the Twentieth Century: Jorge Eduardo Eielson and Verb-Voco-Visual Poetry"

Keynote Speaker:

Luis Rebaza-Soraluz
Reader in Latin American Visual Arts
King's College, London
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Distinguished Symposium Scholar
"An Infinite Landscape of Stars and Knots: The Peruvian Poetics of Jorge Eduardo Eielson"

Symposium Director:

Miguel-Angel Zapata
Professor of Spanish
Hofstra University

 ALL EVENTS ARE FREE and open to the public.
To register, RSVP by email to HOFCULCTR[at]hofstra.edu

For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669


Inaugural night
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Daniel Shapiro, Martha Canfield, Luis Rebaza Soraluz, Madeline Millán, and Miguel-Angel Zapata will discuss the work of Jorge Eduardo Eielson and its influence on contemporary art and poetry.