Publishers Weekly: A Conversation on Love

“The mind is a restless thing and should be allowed to wander and to wonder,” Ilan Stavans told Publishers Weekly in a short piece about his latest work, With All Thine Heart: Love and the Bible. “We are often asking the mind to settle down, particularly in academia where specialists are celebrated for knowing a lot about very little.”

WAMC-FM: Academic Minutes with Lawrence Douglas, Deborah Gewertz and Ilan Stavans

The Albany-area National Public Radio affiliate featured Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought and chair of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought; Deborah Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb Professor of Anthropology and chair of the Department of Anthropology-Sociology and Ilan Stavans, Latin American and Latino Culture professor, in three segments about their research.

WBUR: The Accents of Latino Literature

Professor Ilan Stavans spoke with On Point, a program out of the Boston-area National Public Radio station WBUR-FM, Amherst’s WFCR-FM, Smithsonian.com and the Huffington

At Long Last, a Latino Literature Anthology Debuts

September 9, 2010

At least thirteen years in the making, and covering more than 400 years of writings by 201 writers, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, set for release on Sept. 13, is being hailed as a powerful contribution to American literary culture by authorities such as Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and author Barbara Kingsolver.

Ilan Stavans on Dictator Novels

In a piece for the Chronicle Review and a segment for the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Ilan Stavans discusses why writers of former Spanish colonies haven’t turned today’s left-wing strongmen—such as Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez—into “novelistic ogres.”

Jewish Daily Forward: Jewish Picture Books: A Magical Mixture

A new exhibit, “Monsters and Miracles: A Journey Through Jewish Picture Books,” opening in Los Angeles on April 8 at the Skirball Cultural Center, presents a chronological and historical context of how the Jewish picture book has evolved. Exhibit co-curator Ilan Stavans, Amherst College’s Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and a contributing editor at the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper spoke with a reporter about the show in a lengthy Q&A.

Argentine Photographer and Activist to Discuss Turning Terrorism into a Fotonovela at Amherst College March 25

March 8, 2010                                               

AMHERST, Mass.—Renowned Argentine photographer and human rights activist Marcelo Brodsky will have a public conversation with Amherst College’s Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, titled “Once @ 9:53: Turning Terrorism into a Fotonovela” on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in Amherst’s Stirn Auditorium.

Financial Times: Gabriel García Márquez

The venerable financial newspaper reviewed Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years, the latest book by professor Ilan Stavans, in this article.

Chicago Sun-Times: Spanglish: Blending the languages

Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor, discussed the unofficial dialect of “Spanglish” in this piece.

Dallas Morning News: Survey says 25% of young Hispanics identify themselves as American first

Professor Ilan Stavans was consulted about a new Pew Center poll that found that 25 percent of young people in the United States consider themselves Hispanic first and American second. “The way we come together is changing,” the Mexico City native told the Texas newspaper. “We can now become Americans by stressing where we come from. But 40 years ago, we needed to forget where we came from to be Americans.”

Pages