News and Events
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 2:30pm
Rachel E. Winston has joined the staff of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections as Black Diaspora Archivist. The position is brand new, and one of few of its kind in the world. As part of her position, Winston will lead efforts, working with faculty and other library professionals, to establish the Black Diaspora archive, to be housed at the Benson Latin American Collection....Read More
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 2:00pm to Friday, January 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at the University of Texas at Austin announces the availability of travel fellowships for faculty from community colleges and qualified Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) across the U.S. to conduct research at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America and Latino/a...Read More
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
“Fearless.” “Relentless.” “Courageous.” “Caring.” These are just some of the superlatives that were used to describe Maria Martin, whose 40 years as a radio journalist were celebrated in a tribute held November 19 at the Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin.
Former colleagues, friends, family, admirers, journalists, students, and faculty gathered to honor...Read More
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:00pm to Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:00pm
Wood, Paper, String highlights the art and history of the Brazilian popular literary tradition known as cordel. Featuring recent Benson Collection acquisitions, the exhibition explores cordel’s evolution from traditional to contemporary themes and showcases the woodcut illustration that is an iconic visual element of the genre.
This exhibition coincides with...Read More
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 5:00pm
A self-described “Chicana, tejana, working-class, dyke-feminist poet, writer-theorist,” Gloria Anzaldúa also saw herself as a nepantlera, one who navigates a liminal space between worlds, identities, and ways of knowing. Just as fluid movement between English, Spanish, and Nahuatl was central to Anzaldúa’s teaching and writing, so too was the interplay between words and images an essential...Read More
Rubén Darío (1867–1916) was a Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat. As a leader of the literary movement known as Modernismo, which flourished at the end of the 19th century, he revitilized and modernized poetry in Spanish on both sides of the Atlantic through his experiments with rhythm, meter, and imagery. Darío developed a highly original poetic style that renewed a tradition. Items on...Read More
On exhibit in the Main Reading Room
Internationally recognized cultural theorist, creative writer, and independent scholar Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa worked in a wide variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, anthologies, and children's books. One of the first openly lesbian Chicana writers, Anzaldúa played a major role in redefining Chicana/o,...Read More