Lecture by Professor Kiko Mora

Department: Spanish and Portuguese

Date and Time: February 2, 2018 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway 1010

Event Details

A Public Lecture by Professor Kiko Mora

"On Edison's Carmencita: Spanish Dancing in Early US Cinema"

Kiko Mora (PhD, The Ohio State University) is professor of Semiotics of advertising and culture industries in the Department of Communication and Social Psychology at the University of Alicante (Spain), and of Spanish Cinema for the Council on International Exchange Education of the same city. His present research explores the convergence of Spanish music and dance in early cinema and early recording industry in the United States. His last articles include “Carmen Dauset Moreno: primera musa del cine estadounidense” (2014), “Some Notes Toward a Historiography of the Mid-Nineteenth Century bailable español” (2015), “Sounds of Spain in the Nineteenth Century USA: An Introduction” (2016), “La representación contra-hegemónica de la negritud: La Perla Negra, entre la rumba y la danza contemporánea (1913-1928), and “Who is Who in the Lumière Films of Spanish Song and Dance at the Paris Exposition, 1900” (2017). He is co-editor of Rock around Spain. Historia, industria, escenas y medios de comunicación (2013) and he is presently co-editing, together with Silvia Bermúdez (UCSB), a book on Mediterranean musics.

Friday, February 2, 2018
Humanities Gateway 1010
12:00 – 2:00pm