April 21, 2021
12:30 pm -1:30 pm, EDT
HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies
Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent at least 24 hours prior to the event via email.
LAJGS welcomes Stephen A. Sadow, Professor Emeritus of Latin American Literature and Jewish Studies at Northeastern University, for a conversation about Costa Rican poet and writer of short-stories, Rosita Kalina (1934-2004). Available for the first time in English translation, Prof. Sadow will present the feminist poetry of Rosita Kalina, imbued with Kabbalah and biblical references. The discussion will be accompanied by paintings by Kalina’s daughter Ileana Piszk, herself an ardent feminist, who produced the artwork in reflection of her mother’s poems.
Stephen A. Sadow, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Latin American Literature and Jewish Studies at Northeastern University. His work King David’s Harp: Autobiographical Essays by Jewish Latin American Writers won a National Jewish Book Award. He is the author of numerous anthologies, articles, book chapters and reviews on Latin American Jewish literature and art, and is a prolific literary translator. His blog: https://jewishlatinamerica.wordpress.com presents Jewish writers, artists and Jewish institutions from all of Latin America.
Co-Sponsor: Brandeis Creative Writing Program