Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

LAGO Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers - Extended Deadline!

September 27th, 2009

Call for Papers

Extended Deadline: October 31, 2009
Submit abstracts to: LAGO

The Latin American Graduate Student Association (LAGO) of Tulane University invites you to submit an individual paper or a panel for our conference entitled “Space and Identity: The Politics of Expression in Latin America” to be held December 4-5, 2009.

The history of Latin American has maintained a legacy of struggle at the intersection of space and identity. The manifestation of this struggle has been expressed in various forms ranging from political, social mobilization, artistic expression, literary movements, and multifaceted trends in music and popular culture.

We welcome abstracts relating to the theme from all disciplines. Please submit a 250 word abstract (Microsoft Word format) that includes your name, phone number, paper title and institutional affiliation. Conference presentations may be up to 15 minutes in length.

Conference Details

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JEAN FRANCO, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Professor Franco has been decorated by the governments of Mexico, Chile and Venezuela for her work on Latin American literature and has received awards from PEN and from the Latin American Studies Association for lifetime achievement. She has served as President of the Latin American Studies Association in both Great Britain and the United States. Some of her noted publications include:

The Modern Culture of Latin America (1967)
César Vallejo. The Dialectics of Poetry and Silence (1976)
An Introduction to Latin American Literature (1969)
Plotting Women. Gender and Representation in Mexico (1989)
Marcando diferencias. Cruzando Fronteras (1996)
The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City: Latin America and the Cold War (2001)

For more information on the conference, please see the conference event page.

Photo by M.A. Candidate Tia Vice, Stone Center for Latin American Studies