Dr Jorge Febles to speak on José Martí – Historical Society Monday, Oct 8

Duncan Lamont Clinch
Historical Society
Press Release
Submitted by Teen Peterson
September 24, 2018 10:00 a.m.

University of North Florida professor Jorge Febles will share his expertise on Jose Marti and his time in Fernandina with The Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society.

“Fernandina in the Cuban Patriotic Imaginary: José Martí and the Struggle for Cuban Independence”

Monday, October 8th at 7:30
at the Peck Center Auditorium at 516 South 10th Street.


The Public is Invited to Attend

We thank the Amelia Island Museum of History for partnering with us for this event.

All are welcome to attend this informative and interesting free program on Monday, October 8th, at the Peck Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information contact [email protected].

About the speaker:

Jorge Febles was born in Cárdenas, Cuba. He came to the United States with his family in December 1961. Febles attended high school in Iowa and went on to study history and Spanish at St. John’s University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. in Spanish American literature at the University of Iowa. From 1980 until 2006, he taught Spanish language and Latin American literature and culture at Western Michigan University, undertaking as well several administrative duties.

In July 2006, he assumed the chairmanship of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of North Florida, which he held for seven years. Upon resigning his administrative post in December 2012, he returned to teaching until his retirement in December 2017. From 2014 until 2016, Febles served as Director of the International Studies Program at UNF. He is Professor Emeritus of Spanish from both Western Michigan University and the University of North Florida.

Febles has published extensively on Spanish and Latin American literature, focusing quite explicitly on Cuban and Cuban-American narrative and theater. For eighteen years, Febles co-edited the literary and cultural journal Caribe with Armando González-Pérez (Marquette University, now Emeritus), which continues publication under the leadership of Cuban poet Amauri Gutiérrez Coto. Febles’s latest book is Revisiones: Lecturas heterogéneas de textos cubanos (2017, Aduana Vieja Editorial, Valencia, Spain).