Eduardo Lago

MA, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York. Special interests: Spanish and Latin American literature, US Latino writers, European literature. Author of the award-winning novel, Call Me Brooklyn (2006), translated into 15 languages. Other fiction works include short-story collections Scattered Tales and Map Thief and I Always Knew I Would See You Again, Aurora Lee, a novel (2013)—all in Spanish. Translator into Spanish of works by John Barth, Sylvia Plath, Henry James, Junot Díaz, Hamlin Garland, William Dean Howells, and Charles Brockden-Brown. Recipient of the 2002 Bartolomé March Award for Excellence in Literary Criticism for his comparative analysis of James Joyce’s Ulysses translations into Spanish. Director of the Cervantes Institute in New York, 2006–2011. Holder of a Chair of Excellence at Carlos III University, Madrid, in 2008. His collection of essays The double helix of North American Literature, will be published at the end of 2018 in Mexico and Spain. SLC, 1993–

Undergraduate Courses 2020-2021

Spanish

Forms of Culture in the Information Age: Spanish for Advanced Beginners

Open , Seminar—Year

Course taught entirely in Spanish. All students should take the placement test prior to registration.

本课程是专为谁采取了西班牙语,但是需要审查语法的要点,并在后小学阶段制定有效的沟通技能的学生。本课程将与西班牙词法和语法的基础知识进行了全面审查开始。词汇建设工作将通过读数将包括诗歌,歌曲的歌词,报纸上的文章,短篇小说的研究和分析的密集课程,以及改编中篇小说。这些材料的语言勘探将由活性开采乐曲,脚本的摘录,和电影的观看,以及电视连续剧的剧集选择来补充。所有形式和文化的表现形式起源遍布西班牙语世界时尚,艺术,电影,音乐,摄影,戏剧,科学,政治,漫画,视频游戏,美食等,将是我们关注的对象。这些和其他形式的文化表现将纳入研究的过程中,只要是西班牙语它们的表达的载体。大纲将由学生,谁将会被鼓励寻找适合由类共同开发整体材料的捐款作为补充。与语言助手每周谈话会议是这门课程的基本组成部分。学生将完成引导会议项目小组,也有机会获得单独会谈,以解决具体的语法专题。

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Literatures From the Spanish-Speaking World: The Poetry and the Short Story

Advanced , Seminar—Fall

This seminar will operate as an introduction to the literatures of the Spanish-speaking world, centered on the study of two of its mainstays: the formation of the poetic canon and the tradition of the short story. We will examine the development of both forms of literary expression concurrently, paying attention to the most-important moments in the literary history of Latin America and Spain. In our exploration, we will not proceed in strict chronological order but, rather, focus on pivotal phases that illustrate the amalgamation of cultures and idioms that converge in the crystallization of the rich body of literatures produced in the score of nations that share Spanish as their vehicle of cultural expression. The point of departure will be the rise of modernismo at the end of the 19th century, when the Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío became the pilot of the language, moving its center of gravity to Latin America after establishing a direct connection with vital centers of European literature, like France. The second pivotal moment of our journey will take us to the 20th century with figures like César Vallejo, who broke all stereotypes of poetic creation, establishing an idiom whose influence continues to be felt today. Along with his poetic output, we will study that of poets as influential as Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Rosario Castellanos, Alejandra Pizarnik, Federico García Lorca, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and José Lezama Lima, among other towering names. We will continue our exploration of the poetic traditions of Latin America and Spain by studying the fascinating relationship between the present time and crucial moments from the past, including early manifestations such as the ancient jarchas, Iberian compositions in vernacular romance preserved in Arabic characters, or the unsurpassable anonymous authors of the beautiful medieval ballads that constitute the Romancero, as well as authors of Jewish origin such as don Sem Tob. Another important moment of our trajectory will consist of an examination of the roots and ramifications of realismo mágico, a form of expression that once defined the literary expression of Latin America and later reformulated by subsequent generations of writers. The last phase of the journey will consist of an investigation of the most recent forms of poetic expression as they occur in new forms of communication, from social networks to all kinds of outlets derived from technological sources and platforms. In each of these phases, the study of the poetic canon will have its counterpart in an exploration of the sister genre of the short story.

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Literatures From the Spanish-Speaking World: The Novella

Advanced , Seminar—Spring

本次研讨会将侧重于一些从西班牙语世界的基本叙事作品的分析,特别强调了中篇小说和其他形式的短篇小说。在我们的方法,我们将探讨那些总是与拉丁美洲和西班牙的文学传统的多重文化和历史联系。按时间顺序,所研究的作品将属于几个时间段。我们的旅程将开始在20世纪中叶所谓的“繁荣”的作者带来的叙事模式的非凡爆炸时,魔幻现实主义的轮廓开始形成和巩固。一旦我们完成学习一些写在该模式下的杰作,我们将进入下一个阶段的时候表达的新形式出现,学习西班牙语作家的多个连接与世界文学与女性作家所带来的革命高潮,佳能的,其转型结晶表达的引人入胜的新形式。我们将完成本学期使用的西班牙语小说进行了深入的考务工作的当前状态,并在激烈的跨国,跨大西洋的环境下与其他文学传统的复杂关系,以及洲际交易所。正在研究的作品包括中篇小说和玛丽亚·路易萨·博博尔,亚历贾德拉·皮萨尼克,加西亚·马尔克斯,胡安·鲁尔福,胡利奥·科塔萨尔,罗贝托·波拉尼奥,塞萨尔·艾雷拉,亚历杭德罗·萨布拉,瓜达卢佩·内特尔,克里斯蒂娜·里维拉加尔萨,罗伯托ARTL,其他形式的短篇小说奥拉西奥基罗加和费利斯伯托·埃尔南德斯,等等。

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Previous Courses

Beginning Spanish

Open , Seminar—Year

本课程的目的是让学生没有语言的以前的知识来开发要实现在西班牙有效的沟通水平的技能。从一开始,学生将与正宗的西班牙语言材料在报纸上的文章,电影,歌曲和诗歌的形式,以及短文学和非文学文本的触摸。在普通班会议上,我们将积极落实一系列旨在创建动态口头交换的气氛技术。语法结构的获取将从日常情景开采通过宽组功能上下文活动的掺入发展。小组会议将有助于个人的需要磨练会话技巧和重点。无论是在阶级和会议中,我们将探讨通过互联网提供的多种资源,获取各种文本及可视化工具。后来,这些将共同由集团利用。观看的热门电视剧,纪录片,情节,以及博客和数字出版物的阅读将举行研讨会的会议外,并作为课堂讨论和辩论的基础。与语言助手每周交谈会话过程中的一个组成部分。

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First-Year Studies: European Literature: Past and Present

Open , FYS—Year

文学定义了文化和民族的身份或许更有力比什么都重要,汇集民族,种族和社区。这给翻译的重要性,具有特殊意义。在一个世界里的边界在许多方面已经过时,通过他们的艺术表现形式接近其他文化是必不可少的必需品。文学是这些表现形式之一,因为它定义的社会和社区超越国籍的流体概念,现在在全球转型的过程。地缘政治,各大洲都有文献惊人的财富;并在全球范围内,欧洲将在最后的根本转变的主题数十年的只是其中之一。古代文明和帝国是征服了世界其他国家的席位,今天的欧洲是它曾经是什么显着不同。战争和种族灭绝和强大的乌托邦的崩溃带来的破坏之后,当代欧洲的现实是非常难以捉摸的和复杂的。移民和难民都在急剧变革的基础上,非洲大陆正在经历。超过40种语言在几乎同样多的欧洲国家如今讲,他们每个人的代表所产生文学的一个充满活力的身体,在很大的程度上,男人和女人在遥远的地方深厚的文化底蕴。老欧洲的面貌已经通过无法逆转,并已变得面目全非的过程改变。在这个过程中,我们将研究新的欧洲社会的多元文化,multiethnical,语言多样性和巨大变化的集团的文学表现形式。我们面临的新的文学表现的活力之前,我们将研究一些从过去的经典文本。在我们的方法,我们会特别注意欧洲最年轻的作家的后代,特别注重女性作家。我们将研究从移民的影响和不必要的难民不断到来导致社会政治位移。在小组会议中,我们将关注其他文化表现形式,主要是学习音乐的新老形式,非常特别,电影。个别会议会议将与将结合的研究方法,写作讲习班会议项目,实地考察,和电影,以及新老音乐形式补充了我们的文本研究小团体会议的会议每两周轮换。

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Advanced Beginning Spanish

Open , Seminar—Year

The aim of this course is to enable students who took some Spanish in the past but have not used it in a while to develop the skills necessary to achieve effective levels of communication in Spanish. Before fully embarking in the usage of the language in an active, comprehensive way, we will conduct a thorough review of the grammatical system. Simultaneously, we will proceed to recover, consolidate, and expand a substantial basic vocabulary through a program of integrated readings and communicative activities, including the exploitation of audiovisual resources aimed at developing good aural/oral skills. The main goal of the class is to achieve effective communication in Spanish in a relatively short span of time. From the start, students will be in touch with authentic Spanish-language materials in the form of newspaper articles, films, songs, and poems, as well as short literary and non-literary texts. The viewing of films, documentaries, episodes of popular TV series, as well as the reading of blogs and digital publications will take place outside the seminar meetings, serving as the basis of class discussions and debates. Weekly conversation sessions with the language assistant are an integral part of the course.

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Advanced Spanish: Introduction to Literature

Advanced , Seminar—Year

1)语言文字工作在一个先进水平的非常新的作者,以及2)介绍了通过相关工作的研究西班牙语世界的文学(S):本次研讨会将在两个不同的层次进行操作。最初,重点将放在语法,句法和词汇的固体主体的在尖端水平的习得研究。秋季学期的第一周,我们将侧重于语言技能的巩固和整合。我们这样做的同时,我们将探讨各种文化形式,利用不同种类的视听资源,如音频播客,访谈,纪录片,电视节目和其他格式的。我们也将开始集中于广泛的学科和领域的深入读数的程序。艺术,电影,音乐,摄影,戏剧,科学,政治,漫画,视频游戏,美食......各种形式的文化,高和低的表现,将是我们关注的对象,只要表达的车辆是西班牙人。学生将被鼓励通过定位在互联网上的各种西班牙语的材料作出贡献的教学大纲。一旦语法一起用的语言技能的掌握以及收购一个成熟的阅读能力和理论的理解丰富的词汇,固定,我们将开始对文学作品的研究为主。这将构成功课的中心在今年的第二部分。从西班牙语世界的年轻一代女性作家:春季学期,班会完全操作作为一个文学研讨会:海啸。最近,最有代表性的作家今天西班牙以书面形式聚集在FIL(国际博览会德尔LIBRO),发生在墨西哥瓜达拉哈拉。 FIL是最大的年度文学遭遇在西班牙语世界庆祝,并在全球范围内,是仅次于法兰克福书展。相遇时,从各个纬度地区的作家加入从周围谁分享西班牙语作为他们的文学表达的车辆在24个国家最著名的声音。在其最近的版本,一个因素站了出来:人才的强大的爆炸代表由非常年轻女性的声音来自拉丁美洲和西班牙的各个角落欢呼的出现。这种现象的幅度和规模还是要充分测量,但其对文化的影响痕迹,超越国家和语言的界限的时代的来临。时,在20世纪60年代,整个世界发现了西班牙语文学在当时被打成丰富非凡 el boom, the phenomenon was reduced to the representation of male voices. It was not so much that women writers did not exist; rather, they were ignored and silenced. In recent years, such neglect became untenable—the arc of erased voices had to come to light at one point. The process began in the last 10 years, and the explosion witnessed at the recent FIL was simply the acknowledgement of an undeniable state of affairs. Culturally and socially, what is happening now in the realm of Spanish-language literature is part of a phenomenon of significant global impact, whose connections across languages and the cultures that they represent require an in-depth exploration. During the last edition of FIL, an anthology of female writers, duly titled Tsunami (a sum of feminist voices), became one of the natural centers of discussion of the encounter. In this course, entirely taught in the original language (virtually none of the works that we will read are yet available in English), we will explore the new literary map of the Spanish-speaking world resulting from the appearance of radically new female voices. Some of the authors under study are: Samanta Schweblin, Clara Usón, Mariana Ojeda, Fernanda Trías, Guadalupe Nettel, Cristina Rivera Garza, Brenda Lozano, and Liliana Bloom.

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Intermediate Spanish II: Culture in the Information Age

Intermediate , Seminar—Year

This course is taught in Spanish. Please take the Spanish placement test prior to interviewing with the instructor.

一旦学生达到在一个先进的,中等水平要求工作语言命令,他们是在一个理想的位置,开始探索可以在互联网上找到的众多资源。工具性,我们将集中于西班牙的多种用途,以在虚拟世界中可以发现,使用它的多种可能性,如博客,报纸,杂志,以及其他等格式。我们将确定从西班牙语世界上最相关的网页,提取足够的信息,并利用它在课堂上共同,作出必要的调整。访问来自全国各地的西班牙语世界正品货源会给我们的品种20多个国家使用的语言的一个极好的主意。我们将探讨各种形式的文化,要特别注意的视听资源,如访谈,纪录片,电视节目和其他格式 - 所有这些都将被纳入研究,完成的过程中或片段,根据难易程度。艺术,电影,音乐,摄影,戏剧,科学,政治,漫画,视频游戏,美食,一切形式和文化的表现,高,低,将是我们关注的对象,只要表达的车辆是西班牙语。我们会尽量减少使用的印刷品,其中将主要致力于语法的一个更经典的探索。类作为一个整体,以及学生在个人基础上,将鼓励在互联网上找到各种不同的材料。与语言助理每周谈话会,小团体,是必需的。

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