Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Views and Visions: Perspectives in Iberian and Latin American Literatures

October 9th, 2009 - October 10th, 2009

Location
Tulane University

Department of Spanish & Portuguese Graduate Student Organization Conference

Conference Website

SCHEDULE

Friday, October 9

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Welcome and Registration (Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100)

6:00 PM – 8:00PM
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Rolena Adorno (Yale University)
“The Inca Speaks English: The Comentarios reales‘s First Appearance outside Spanish, 1625”

Rolena Adorno, the Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University, is one of today’s foremost scholars in the fields of colonial Spanish American history and literary studies. Professor Adorno’s most recent books are The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative (2007), recipient of the Modern Language Association of America’s prestigious Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize, and De Guancane a Macondo: estudios de literatura hispanoamericana (2008). She has also completed studies of the making and censorship of the manuscripts of Fray Martín de Murúa for the Getty Research Institute (2008) and is co-author (with Patrick C. Pautz) of the three-volume book, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: His Account, His Life, and the Expedition of Pánfilo de Narváez (1999), which was awarded the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association. Her keynote address at Tulane will discuss the reception of The Royal Commentaries by El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, early chronicler of the Inca Empire and widely considered Spanish America’s first native historian.

Saturday, October 10

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast (Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100)

9:00 AM – 10:20 AM
PANEL 1 – Fronteras fluidas: historia y literatura (Greenleaf Conference Room)

  • Moderator: Prof. Antonio Gómez
  • Paula Thorrington (UCLA): “Poetry off the Page and into the Public Eye: Raúl Zurita’s Sky Writings, Earthworks, and Visual Verse”
  • Kurt Hofer (Tulane University): “In Search of the Present: Returning to History in 2666 by Roberto Bolaño”
  • Antonio Villarruel (FLACSO-Ecuador): “Volubles binarios: migración latinoamericana en la nueva narrativa española y ecuatoriana”

10:30 AM – 11:40 AM
PANEL 2 – Repensando imágenes: América y España (Greenleaf Conference Room)

  • Moderator: Prof. Laura Bass
  • Antonio Rueda (Tulane University): “Imágenes en lucha: Lepanto visto por Fernando de Herrera y los pintores venecianos”
  • Ana Villar (Tulane University): “Entre el Guadalquivir y el Esgueva: Representaciones de paisajes en la poesía de Góngora”
  • Jon Malax-Echevarría Uribe (Tulane University): “Dominadas por el hombre ausente en La casa de Bernarda Alba

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
PANEL 3 – Comparando perspectivas (Greenleaf Conference Room)

  • Moderator: Prof. Fernando Rivera-Díaz
  • Rosa Díaz Cobo (University of California, Riverside): “Dos versiones de la reconquista azteca: Codex Espagliensis de Guillermo Gómez Peña y Atomik Aztek de Sesslu”
  • Naida Saavedra (Florida State University): “Siguiendo el curso del Niágara: El torrente poético de Heredia, Gómez de Avellaneda y Pérez Bonalde”

1:00 PM – 2:30PM
LUNCH (LBC)

2:45 PM – 3:10 PM
PANEL 4 – Técnicas narrativas: diversas perspectivas (Greenleaf Conference Room)

  • Moderator: Prof. Rebecca Atencio
  • Cecily Raynor (Middleburry College): “La representación visual y narrativa de la figura femenina en la literatura policíaca de Latinoamérica”
  • Camila Pavanelli (Tulane University): “Alguns aspectos da voz narrativa de O filho eterno, de Cristovao Tezza: distância entre autor, narrador e personagem”
  • Natalia Valencia (University of California, Berkeley): “Estoy estando: Jugar con el tiempo para atrapar la imagen”
  • Brandon Bisbey (Tulane University): “Narradores machadianos: a ironia da escravidão”

4:20 PM – 5:40 PM
PANEL 5 – Miradas veladas (Greenleaf Conference Room)

  • Moderator: Prof. Jean Dangler
  • Kristen Austin (Tulane University): “El arte de la narración y el enigma de la narradora en El cuarto de atrás de Carmen Martín Gaite”
  • Jennifer Borton (University of California, Riverside): “‘C’ de creación: Un análisis comparativo de la metafic ción en Niebla, de Miguel de Unamuno, y El cuarto de atrás, de Carmen Martín Gaite”
  • Ivelisse Collazo (Florida State University): “La mirada oculta en “Epítomes (Compendios)”
  • Teresa Lorenz (University of Arizona): “Blanco y negro equivale a gris, el color de la confusión: El área grisácea de El deseo/Desire

5:50 PM – 6:50PM
PANEL 6 – Expresiones poéticas

  • Moderator: Prof. Idelber Avelar
  • Giancarlo Stagnaro (Tulane University): “La efusión poética en Vallejo y Bataille. Una lectura de poemas en prosa”
  • Boncho Dragiyski (Washington University, Saint Louis): “Synaesthetic Spectacles: The Games of Color in Tango by Carlos Saura”
  • Luis O. Rosa (Princeton University): “Los ojos no son para ver: Macedonio, Borges y Derrida”

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RECEPTION (Jones Hall Patio)

This event is being sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Graduate Organization, the GSSA, and the Dean of Liberal Arts and hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at (504) 865-5518.

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Olancho Screening-New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following screenings for the New Orleans Film Festival, which will run from October 11th-19th. Screenings are held at various locations in New Orleans. The box office is located at the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130).

OLANCHO

28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival to Feature Latinx Programming

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The 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival will be held from October 11th to October 19th at participating theaters in the New Orleans area. Born in a city known for its eclectic and artistic vibrancy, the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) has sought out bold and passionate storytellers since 1989. It is the longest-running festival of its kind in the state of Louisiana and one of the largest film festivals in the South. Now in its 28th year, the New Orleans Film Festival has grown into an internationally respected annual event that attracts 20-25k people, 400+ filmmakers, and 240 films.

This year’s film festival will feature a number of films relating to the Latin American community, either in subject matter and/or made by Latin American filmmakers. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute will be sponsoring several films, including Olancho and Cuban Short Stories.

A full list of film selections and synopses may be found here.

For more information on tickets, passes, and film packages, visit the NOFF website.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following films:

Olancho
Manuel, a farmer from Olancho, Honduras, seeks fame by making music for the region’s drug cartels. When some of his song lyrics get him in trouble, he must make the most difficult decision of his life: continue the quest for fame, or flee. For information on times and locations, visit the Olancho event page.

Cuban Shorts: Cine Cubano
These Cuban short stories are a series of short films highlight cultural and social subject manner relating to the Cuban community. For more information on show times and locations, visit the event page.

Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban
A short documentary about female boxing in Cuba, where the Cuban government forbade women from competing in the 2016 summer olympics.

Manuel
A short documentary about an 87-year-old Cuban man who brews and sells potions said to be aphrodisiacs.

Parade
Jazz students from New Orleans travel to Cuba on a cultural exchange and collaborate on a parade, celebrating open borders.

Connection (Conectifai)
A portrait of a park in Havana where, thanks to public Wi-Fi, a new kind of meeting place has arisen.

Charlie
Four decades after hijacking a plane to Cuba to avoid charges of killing a state trooper, a former black power militant reflects on his past in a letter to his nine-year-old Cuban son.

Forever, Comandante (Hasta Siempre, Comandante)
Living in the shadow of the revolutionary generation’s unrelenting Cuban ideals, Ernesto, a 14-year-old barber, wants to get a tattoo despite his father’s adamant objection.

Prince of Smoke
Cuban tobacco farmer and artisanal cigar maker Hirochi Robaina follows in his legendary grandfather’s footsteps as he fights to preserve a 171-year-old family legacy.

Additional titles relating to the Latin American community include:

The Thunder Feast (Truenos de San Juan)
A documentary about the ancient festival of San Juanito in Guanajuato where homemade explosives are part of the revelry, but not everyone in the community is sure this tradition should continue.

Sambá
A documentary about Cisco, a Dominican-born man who returns to the Dominican Republic after doing time in a United State prison. Cisco soon finds that the only way he can make money is getting involved in loosely organized street fighting.

Days of Wholesome Joy
A Cuban narrative short about a woman taking care of her grandmother who has dementia.

Holy Hill
A narrative short story about a nun who works at a school for young boys in the Dominican Republic. Both she and the boys have parallel sexual awakenings.

Camp of the Innocents
A Louisiana-made short documentary about the U.S. interment of Latin American “enemy aliens” during World War II in New Orleans. The entire synopsis, as well as show times and location may be found here.

Dead Horses
A Catalan animated short film about a child fleeing his home during wartime.

Bells in the Mountains
A Spanish short documentary about a group of cows who migrate seasonally from the town of Ullé through the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains.

Elegy
A short narrative film about a girl who cannot process her complicated feelings about the death of her two classmates.

Cuban Shorts: Cine Cubano-New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following screenings for the New Orleans Film Festival, which will run from October 11th-19th. Screenings are held at various locations in New Orleans. The box office is located at the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130).

CUBAN SHORTS: CINE CUBANO

  • Saturday, October 14th 1:00PM | Member $10 General $13
  • Thursday, October 19th 11:30AM | Members $7 General $10

Tulane to host MET Curator Dr. Joanne Pillsbury for talk on Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas

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Dr. Joanne Pillsbury, the Andrall E. Pearson Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give a presentation titled From the Heart of the Andes: On Creating Golden Kingdoms, as part of the 2017 Wladis Seminar on Curatorial Careers at the Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Pillsbury will give a behind-the-scenes view of the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas (Getty Research Institute and Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fall 2017-Spring 2018), and the international research project that inspired it. Drawing upon significant recent archaeological findings and new investigations into the roles of artists, their patrons, and their workshops, the lecture focuses on luxury arts in the lands between the two great imperial capitals of the ancient Americas: Cusco, the seat of the Inca state, and Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. It probes a fundamental question: How can we discern and interpret indigenous ideas of value?

Dr. Pillsbury is a specialist in the art and archaeology of the Precolumbian Americas. Pillsbury earned her PhD from Columbia University. She was previously associate director of the Getty Research Institute and director of Precolumbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous publications, including the three-volume Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies, 1530–1900 (2008), the Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Award recipient Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks (2012), and Past Presented: Archaeological Illustration and the Ancient Americas (2012), which was awarded the Association for Latin American Art Book Award.

The lecture is sponsored by the Newcomb Art Department, supported by a gift from Mark and Diane Wladis.

For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Boone via email to eboone@tulane.edu.

For more information, view the official flyer here.

Tulane to host Dr. Andrew Paxman for a talk on William Jenkins and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming historian and biographer Dr. Andrew Paxman, who will present his research and recent book in a talk titled William Jenkins: Profiteer of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema on October 19th.

In his talk, Dr. Paxman will focus on the life and film industry activities of William Jenkins, an American from humble beginnings who became the richest man in Mexico. Using biographical information and excerpts from his recent book Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate, Dr. Paxman will highlight how the American entrepreneur built up the Mexican film industry.

Currently, Dr. Paxman is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism. Earlier in his career, Dr. Paxman was a journalist in Mexico and co-authored El Tigre: Emilio Azcárraga y su imperio Televisa (2000). He earned a Masters in Latin American Studies from University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in History from the University of Texas, Austin.

International Education Week: Hosted by Center for Global Education

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Tulane University’s Center for Global Education will be hosting International Education Week on campus from October 16th to October 20th. International Education Week is celebrated nationwide each year, this year it is November 13 – 17, 2017. It is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

The CGE will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate IEW, including the Study Abroad Fair, an international guest speaker, international meals at Bruff Commons, and several talks and workshops surrounding Tulane’s contribution to an international student and scholar community.

For a full calendar of events for Tulane’s IEW, click here.