VOICE will host artists, authors, linguists, interpreters, translators, poets, professors to discuss the power of language, the ‘definition’ of cultural sustainability, the impact of bilingualism, and the construction of immigrant identity and energy.
As our first guest, we chat with Aarón Lacayo.
Aarón is a writer, teacher, scholar and translator. He is an Assistant Professor in the Spanish Department at Gettysburg College. He holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literature with a concentration in Cinema Studies from Rutgers University. His research and teaching interests include contemporary Latin American literature and cinema, literary translation, and the environmental humanities. He’s currently at work on a book that explores the intersections of ecology, politics and violence in contemporary Central American cinema. Another current project consists of various pedagogical approaches to film—in particular, short films—in the undergraduate classroom. He has published articles about contemporary cinema, poetry and translation. He has also translated the Salvadorean novella, La han despedido de nuevo (They Have Fired Her Again) by Claudia Hernández and Gordon Matta-Clark’s visual poetry, Art Cards/Fichas de arte (both by Sangría Editora). Born in Nicaragua and raised in Los Angeles, he lives in New York City.