Dr. Emilio Bejel -- Jose Marti: Images of Memory and Mourning -- Gables
José Martí: Images of
Memory and Mourning is a critical study
of visual representations of José Martí—The National Hero of Cuba—and the
discourses of power that make it possible for Martí's images to be perceived as
icons today. Dr. Emilio Bejel argues
that an observer of Martí's icons who is immersed in the Cuban national
narrative experiences a retrospective reconstruction of those images by means
of ideologically formed national discourses of power.
Presented in collaboration with FIU's Cuban Research Institute.