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Cuban Plagiarisms: How Shopkeeper Bernardo May Sold Nineteenth-Century Havana
November 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Visiting Cuban scholar at Florida International University, Justo Planas, will discuss the origin and impact of Frenchman Frédéric Mialhe’s rendering of Havana that defined European views of the nineteenth century Havana.
In addition to analyzing May’s plagiarism, this presentation by Dr. Justo Planas will examine his work as a critical reinterpretation of Frédéric Miahle’s engravings, the most extensive visual account of nineteenth-century Cuba. Although the pictures that May sold in Havana were created in Europe, they succeeded in identifying the social tensions in the Spanish colony.