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Cervantes and the Jewish World

  • Date
    Wed, Apr 24

    7:00 PM


    211 East 49th Street
    Instituto Cervantes New York

    p: 212-925-6625, x224


  • Event Details

    Angelina Muñiz-Huberman, Ph.D. will lecture on Cervantes and the Jewish World.

    City College President Lisa S. Coico established a historic agreement with the Mexican government that will enable the college to host Cátedra Cultura de México, a series of Mexican culture lectures, on campus and throughout New York City.  The first three-day conference will be held April 23-25 at two City College locations and the Instituto Cervantes New York.
    The Cátedra Cultura de México (Mexican Culture Series) was established by CONACULTA (National Council for Culture and the Arts) through the FONCA (National Fund for Culture and the Arts), both Mexican governmental organizations. This initiative promotes Mexico’s greatest artistic and intellectual productions in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

    The three-day lecture series takes place at the City College Center for Worker Education on April 23 at 6PM; on April 24 at Instituto Cervantes New York at 7pm; and April 25 at the Sciame auditorium at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at City College at 5pm. The 2013 lecture series will discuss contemporary Mexican literature, Cervantes and the Jewish World and Spanish-Jewish Kabbalah.

    Angelina Muñiz-Huberman, Ph.D., will serve as keynote speaker. Muñiz-Huberman is a novelist, poet and literary critic who has published a total of 45 books. Her academic work covers the New Historical Novel, the Jewish mysticism in Mexican literature and the Spanish Republican exile. She has been awarded major prizes such as: Woman of Valor Award (Hispanic Federation, American Sephardi Federation, Consulate General of Israel), Xavier Villaurrutia, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Guadalajara International Book Fair), National University Award, Order of Isabel la Católica, Honorary Member of the Mexican Cultural Seminar, among others, and translated into various languages. Some of her work appears on The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories; The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature; Tropical Synagogues; With Signs & Wonders and The Scroll and The Cross among many other mayor anthologies. Some of her books published in English are: The Confidantes, A Mystical Journey and Enclosed Garden. She is also a recipient of the National Endowment for the Culture and the Arts (Mexico).

    This first Cátedra Cultura de México (Mexican Culture Series) is also sponsored by The MA program in the Study of the Americas, CCNY Foreign Languages Department, CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies and Instituto Cervantes New York.

    The three-day lecture series will have simultaneous interpretation (Spanish-English). For additional information, contact Prof. Aguasaco at 212.925.6625, ext. 224 or via email at Those interested in attending the lecture series must RSVP by April 17 to Prof. Aguasaco.