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Luis Duno-Gottberg, Ph.D., scholar of Caribbean and film studies, shares insights into the transformations taking place in Cuba by exploring recent expressions of visual culture including paintings, sculptures, art installations, photography, film, documentaries and performance.
The only communist nation in the Western Hemisphere, Cuba exerts great fascination around the world. Nevertheless, images of the country tend to be overly polarized and stereotypical: a tropical paradise, a tyrannical dictatorship, a racially integrated island, a landscape of ruins, a socialist utopia or a Caribbean gulag. Luis Duno-Gottberg, Ph.D., scholar of Caribbean and film studies, provides a deeper understanding of contemporary Cuba and its arts, history and politics. Gain insight into the current transformations taking place in Cuba by exploring recent expressions of visual culture including paintings, sculptures, art installations, photography, film, documentaries and performance.
Luis Duno-Gottberg, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Caribbean and film studies at Rice University and chair of the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. His research and teaching interests focus on 19th, 20th and 21st century Caribbean culture, with emphasis on race and ethnicity, politics, violence and visual culture. Dr. Duno-Gottberg previously taught at Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas as well as Florida Atlantic University, where he directed the Caribbean and Latin American Studies department and the comparative literature department. He is the author and editor of nine books and numerous articles and book chapters.
Term: Spring/Summer 2018
Start Date: Feb. 28, 2018
End Date: Apr. 11, 2018
Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.
Length: Six Wednesdays (no class March 14)
Location: Rice campus
Early Registration: $180 if registering by Feb. 14