A gathering of writers and artists in homage to Nivaria Tejera, one of the most unique literary voices of the 20th and 21st centuries on both sides of the Atlantic. Led by literary critic María Hernández-Ojeda, editor of Canarias, Cuba y Francia: Los exilios literarios de Nivaria Tejera, to be launched on this occasion, the participants will analyze the importance of her work in Hispanic and French literature, her experience as a three-time political exile, the historical context of her novels and the impact of repressive political regimes on artists and writers.
María Hernández-Ojeda teaches at the Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College and has written extensively on (pen)insular and transatlantic literature, exploring the cultural and literary relationship between the Canary Islands and Latin America. She is considered the foremost authority on the work of Nivaria Tejera.
Faculty Lounge, 8th floor, Hunter West
Lexington Ave. @ 68th St., NYC
SPACE IS LIMITED
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Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College