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Murad Idris, War for Peace

On April 3rd, 2019, we gathered at the Heyman Center for the Humanities to celebrate the publication of three outstanding books by Jordanna Bailkin (Unsettled), Ilana Feldman (Life Lived in Relief), and Murad Idris (War for Peace). There were a few commentaries and responses. I was in charge of responding

A sixteenth century trial and the writing of Don Quijote

Click here for the original article with links, images, and references Cervantes published his Segvnda parte del ingenioso cavallero don Qvixote de la Mancha in 1615, ten years after the same printer, Juan de la Cuesta, stamped the first one for the first time, under the title

Inauguración del congreso “Displaying Human Rights” (Abril 2014, LAIC, Columbia U)

The following are my opening remarks for the Conference Displaying Human Rights, held on April, 25-26, 2014, at the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University. Al leer el modo en que este congreso se anuncia al mundo, sentí de inmediato una enorme sed. La frase que más sed

Presentation of Alessandra Russo’s The Untranslatable Image

This presentation took place on April 16, 2014, at Book Culture, New York. I did not come here to tell you about Alessandra's book, The Untranslatable Image. Both Serge Gruzinski and Alexander Nagel are more informed and have so much more to say. You came

Presentation of Claudio Lomnitz’s book

Claudio Lomnitz. The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón. New York: Zone Books. 2014. ISBN: 9781935408437. This is the text of my introductory remarks last night (March 7th, 2014) in Book culture, during the presentation of Claudio Lomnitz's new

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