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)
‘€œThe 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): ‘€œPoetry off the Page and into the Public Eye: Raúl Zurita‘€™s Sky Writings, Earthworks, and Visual Verse‘€
  • Kurt Hofer (Tulane University): ‘€œIn Search of the Present: Returning to History in 2666 by Roberto Bolaño‘€
  • Antonio Villarruel (FLACSO-Ecuador): ‘€œVolubles 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): ‘€œImágenes en lucha: Lepanto visto por Fernando de Herrera y los pintores venecianos‘€
  • Ana Villar (Tulane University): ‘€œEntre el Guadalquivir y el Esgueva: Representaciones de paisajes en la poesía de Góngora‘€
  • Jon Malax-Echevarría Uribe (Tulane University): ‘€œDominadas 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): ‘€œDos versiones de la reconquista azteca: Codex Espagliensis de Guillermo Gómez Peña y Atomik Aztek de Sesslu‘€
  • Naida Saavedra (Florida State University): ‘€œSiguiendo 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): ‘€œLa representación visual y narrativa de la figura femenina en la literatura policíaca de Latinoamérica‘€
  • Camila Pavanelli (Tulane University): ‘€œAlguns aspectos da voz narrativa de O filho eterno, de Cristovao Tezza: distância entre autor, narrador e personagem‘€
  • Natalia Valencia (University of California, Berkeley): ‘€œ_Estoy estando_: Jugar con el tiempo para atrapar la imagen‘€
  • Brandon Bisbey (Tulane University): ‘€œNarradores 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): ‘€œEl 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): ‘€œ‘€˜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): ‘€œLa mirada oculta en ‘€œEpítomes (Compendios)‘€
  • Teresa Lorenz (University of Arizona): ‘€œBlanco 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): ‘€œLa efusión poética en Vallejo y Bataille. Una lectura de poemas en prosa‘€
  • Boncho Dragiyski (Washington University, Saint Louis): ‘€œSynaesthetic Spectacles: The Games of Color in Tango by Carlos Saura‘€
  • Luis O. Rosa (Princeton University): ‘€œLos 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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