September 30, 2010: Lecture: Virtual Cuba Lecture by Lizabel Mónica


Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Virtual Cuba

A lecture by Lizabel Mónica

Since the seventies, there has been a growing conflict between official Cuban culture–that which reaches the media and is allowed to occupy public space–and cultural movements that have been rejected by revolutionary cultural policy. One of the most visible of these is digital media, including blogging and the creation of websites. In this talk, Lizabel Mónica offers a reflection about the relationship between public space and virtual space, and ponders the question of “where” Cuba is today.

Lizabel Mónica is a young Cuban writer, blogger and multimedia artist. Recently, she received the Fronesis grant for novelistic creation from Cuba's Asociación Hermanos Saíz for her novel-in-progress, Tim Sin Tina. She also coordinates Revista Desliz, an online alternative cultural project that includes the writings of authors residing in and out of Cuba as well as her personal blog ( and other innovative collective projects such as “Cuba Fake News,” a site that features false news stories about Cuba that anyone can publish.

Sponsors: Caribbean Faculty Working Group, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Columbia), Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures (Barnard), Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics and Digital Humanities Working Research Group (New York University)

For further information, please visit the Center for the Study
of Ethnicity and Race's website, or email

  • Casa Hispánica at Columbia University
  • 612 West 116th Street, room 201
  • New York, NY 10027

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This event is free & open to the public.