Loyola University Maryland

Latin American and Latino Studies

Past Events

November 17, 2016

Abrazos Film Screening
The director, Luis Argueta will be on hand to introduce his film and answer questions following the screening.

October 17, 2016

¿Que es la literatura peruana? 
Margarita Jacome, Modern Languages and Literature
Rosario Valdvia Pas Soldan, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru
Mbare Ngom, Morgan State University
Thomas Ward, Modern Languages & Literatures

October 3, 2016

Incas, Mestizos, and Morenos: Racial Perceptions in Peruvian Immigration to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Camila Daniels, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Morgan State University 

February 18, 2015

Guitar Recital: “Latin Rhaposody” 

José Lezcano will perform works by Isaac Albéniz, Fernando Sor, Ignacio “El Indio” Figueredo, and his own pieces!

Sponsored by: Latin American and Latino Studies, Fine Arts, Center for the Humanities, and Modern Languages and Literatures.


February 5, 2015

Dueto Dulcemelos Performance

In Honor of Constitution Day in Mexico, Dueto Dulcemelos, World-class performers Alejandra Barrientos and Héctor Larios from Querétaro, Mexico, perform a one-hour concert of traditional and contemporary Mexican music on salterio and piano. 

Organized by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of Loyola University with funding by Student Services and Latin American and Latino Studies

November 18, 2015            

#yamecansé: Murdered College Students and Popular Unrest in Mexico Panel Discussion and Q&A

Right now, all over Mexico protests are being held nightly. Last Friday Mexico’s Attorney General announced that forty-three students from a teacher’s college, missing for more than a month, had been executed and incinerated in a municipal dump. The crime, the result of the corruption of town officials and the escalating violence of major drug cartels that hold sway in many parts of the country. Immediately after the announcement, popular discontent with local and national governments, in collusion with drug traffickers or ineffectual in combating them, exploded on social networks via #yamecansé [I’ve had enough] and #yamecansédelmiedo [I’ve had enough of fear] and in the street. Can popular protests create the kind of change that Mexico needs? What will happen next? 

Come hear about on-going crisis in a panel discussion with Mexican university students visiting NDM this month along with professors. Discussion in English. 

Sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages of Notre Dame and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures of Loyola, & Latin American and Latino Studies.

November 19, 2015

Florentina Image Florentina Dalila Cedeño Quintero: A Talk on Nicaragua

Dalila es una organizadora y promotora del Bono Productivo, un programa sobre la agricultura del gobierno central de Nicaragua. Ella sirve en comités de agua potable en El Morcillo.

Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Latino Studies and CASA Baltimore/Limay, a Sister City Project. 

September 30, 2015

Grandes escritores que fueron bibliotecarios

Angel Esteban, Universidad de Granada/University of Delaware, discutirá su nuevo libro El escritor en su paraíso sobre autores que tuvieron que ganarse la vida trabajando de bibliotecarios.

Sponsored by: Modern Languages and Literatures, Latin American & Latino Studies, and Dean of First Year Students

February 18, 2014

Dr. Federico Supervi comes to Loyola to offer his insights on Latinos and the Media 

Dr. Federico Subervi, nationally-acclaimed Latino media scholar and consultant, came to Loyola on February 18th to discuss the proportional lack of interest the US news media have in 17 percent of the population, the Latino people. He explained how the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” encompass many national origins, the most populous of them being Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Salvadorans, among others.

Professor Subervi pointed out that national origins are not the only distinguishing characteristics of Latinos because the percentage of their lives rather than aggregate years spent in the US varies widely and shapes their political lenses; the more time spent in the US, the more Latinos understand how things work. Another issue Latinos face with the news media is the difficulty they have getting unbiased news, especially about themselves. He warned that Latinos and other audiences need to get news that is verifiable, independent, and accurate. Of course that is a good warning for all of us. We are so happy we could spend an evening with Dr. Subervi!

March 18, 2013

The Life and Times of Clorinda Matto de Turner

Lecture by Mary Berg, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

March 21, 2012

Film Screening: Insurgent Mexico

A dramatization of John Reeds newspaper accounts of the Mexican Revolution. Considered the first real film in Mexican cinema to be made on the Mexican Revolution.  Presented by Javier Valente, Johns Hopkins University

March 12, 2012

Paul Baker Hernandez, Folk Artist and Global Activist 

Performing Victor Jara's "Songs of Love and Courage" and his own compositions.

November 15, 2011

Uriel Carazo: Nicaraguan Activist

U.S. Military and Economic Violence in Nicaragua: Roots of Migration. Come hear a unique perspective on immigration police and impact of free trade agreements and U.S. foreign policy on Nicaragua

October 5, 2011 

Guilty as Charged: The Trial and conviction of Form Peruvian President ALberto Fujimori for Human Rights Violations with Jo-Marie Burt, George Mason University/Washington Office on Latin America

April 19, 2011

The Origin of Species and Other Poems

Poetry recitation in Spanish by Ernesto Cardenal
English Translation Reading by Lia Purpura
Sponsored By: Center for the Humanities, Latin American and Latino Studies, Catholic Studies, Liberal Studies, Global Studies, Center for Community Service and Justice, Writing, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Physics

March 28, 2011

"Revolutionary Mosquitoes: Plantation Ecology, Tropical Diseases, and Anti-Colonial Revolutions in Haiti, Venezuela and Cuba, 1791-1898"

Professor J.R. McNeill, Georgetown University

Sponsored bythe History Department, the Biology Department, Latin American and Latino Studies, the Associate Dean for Natural Sciences, and the Center for the Humanities

March 29, 2011

Baltimoreans in Nicaragua

Please join us!  Hear the stories; see the photos by four Baltimoreans who just went to Nicaragua. Learn how you can get more involved with this sister-city program!

March 23, 2011

"Hiding and seeking the 'author' in the fiction of Mario Vargas Llosa," with Dr. Sara Castro-Klarén, Johns Hopkins University

'La Casa Verde' Cover  'La Guerra Del Fin Del Mundo' Cover  'La Tia Julia Y El Escribidor' Cover

April 14, 2010

"Guatemalan Street Youth: A Crisis in International Community Development"

Rachel Forbes, Loyola '08 offered a lecture on how youth living in the streets of international urban environments is a global crisis. Street youth outreach and empowerment is a field which is necessary in securing human rights for marginalized youth.Attendees learned how to serve as a youth advocate and help develop a just community in Guatemala City.

Follow Rachel's blog on her trip to Guatemala.

April 7, 2010

"Helping People Help Themselves: The Selfless Mission of Don Bosco in the Peruvian Highlands"

Born of the simple desire to serve others, Father Ugo De Censi, a Salesian priest from Italy has dedicated his life to the welfare of the poor in Peru and other South American nations. The Don Bosco School for artisans teaches basic education while emphasizing fine arts through drawing, painting, wood/stone carving, and carpentry classes. Upon graduation, students then transition into the “Familia De Artesanos Don Bosco,” where beautiful works of art are realized. These objet d'art are then sold and the proceeds go back into the program, starting the cycle all over again. From the beginning, the goal of the program has been to provide work for the poor with dignity and in the spirit of God’s Love. 100% of proceeds supports the artisans, their families and their communities.

March 25, 2010

Exhibition of Peruvian Furniture and Sacred Art

Loyola Faculty, staff and administrators as well as friends and our Guilford, Roland Park, Homeland, Tuscany-Cantebury, and Alonsoville neighbors of Loyola University Maryland are invited to the Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Thursday the March 25 between 5-8 for the opening reception for an exhibition of furniture and sacred art made in Peru. The furniture and objects d’art will remain on display until Tuesday, March 30th. The furniture is for sale and proceeds go to a school in Chacas, high in the Peruvian Andes, run by the Sallesian fathers where young Peruvians receive a formal elementary-school education and then the trade of carpentry. Each piece is hand crafted by a skilled artesian, a graduate of the school. The style of the furniture is hybrid, part Italian part Peruvian. There will be light fare and most likely a glass of wine.

The exhibition was organized by Professor Ward's SN351 class, Literature and Identity Politics in Peru, and sponsored by the Program in Latin American and Latino Studies, the Center for Community Service and Justice, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and, of course, the Loyola Notre Dame Library.

View more information about the Don Bosco work that does.
Read an article by Anna McGrath about the Exhibition.
See a video of Loyola students discussing their work with Don Bosco on YouTube.

December 2, 2009

Globalizing Hispanic Modernism with Nelson R. Orringer, University of Connecticut, Professor Emeritus

No body of literature shows greater disagreement between artists and critics than Hispanic modernism. Even in the twenty-first century, critics from the twenty-one Castilian-speaking countries see modernism as merely a literary movement of art for art's sake practiced by Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío and widely imitated in Spain and Spanish America around the turn of the twentieth century. Yet this view excludes from consideration (1) the modernism practiced in non-Castilian Iberian literatures like the Catalan and the Luso-Brazilian, (2) the modernism present in all main spheres of cultural creativity, including literature in all genres, all the fine arts, religion, philosophy, medicine, and architecture, and extending to five continents, and (3) the broadly cultural conception of modernism held by great Castilian-writing modernists themselves, like Rubén Darío and Nobel winner Juan Ramón Jiménez.

The purpose of this presentation would consist of broadening understanding of Hispanic modernism to bring it into harmony with world cultural criticism. To that end, Professor Orringer would attempt to redefine modernism in theory and practice in much Iberian and Ibero-American culture from 1858 to about 1936 by giving the concept greater breadth, depth, and precision. Moreover, this would be clarified by introducing examples from a wide variety of cultural areas, including religion and architecture. Modernism, as Professor Orringer redefines it, consists of an attitude towards cultural creativity in all media. This attitude implies (1.) appreciation of newness for its own sake, and subordination of cultural tradition to innovation, (2.) a crisis of religious (and later of all cultural) traditions brought about by Darwinian evolutionism as of 1858 and diffused by writers like H. Spencer and T. H. Huxley, (3.) with traditional religions in a state of crisis, cultural innovators make a religion of creativity itself. To prove as much, Dr. Orringer would draw upon poetry and prose of writers like Rubén Darío, José Martí, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Santiago Rusiñol, Pedro Salinas, and Federico García Lorca; the architecture of Antonì Gaudì, the philosophy of religion of Miguel de Unamuno, the music of Manuel de Falla, and the medicine of Pedro Laín Entralgo.