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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Apply for the Summer 2018 Teaching Brazil Teacher Institute

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Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History
K-12 Educator Summer Institute

Salvador, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, Brazil | July 7 – July 17, 2018

DEADLINE TO APPLY AS A CURRICULUM WRITER EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

The centers for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, with support from the University of Georgia will take K-16 educators in various disciplines to Brazil. The institute will approach Brazilian culture from a multidisciplinary perspective focused on colonialization. The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks of overseas travel. The institute will explore the cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo to focus on their respective role in colonial history.

Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past five years by the three institutes provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of each institution’s strength, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for deploying that approach themselves in their K-12 classrooms, creating a model that is generative of innovative approaches to K-12 education more broadly.

Objectives:

  • Advance and disseminate knowledge of Brazil by providing opportunities fro K-12 educators to experience first-hand the history, politics, language, and culture of Brazil;
  • Provide introductory Portuguese language training that emphasizes regional linguistic variations;
  • Contribute to the development of internationalizing curriculum that accurately and effectively brings Brazil into the classroom through standards-based approaches.

REGISTRATION

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant, this program is able to provide a special opportunity for educators to participate as Curriculum Writers at a reduced program cost. There are limited spots to participate as a curriculum writer so please get your applications submitted early! Please note that curriculum writers are responsible for submitting a curriculum by August 1, 2018. See the Curriculum Writer Guidelines for more information and check below on how to apply.

Curriculum Writer program cost: $1373 + internal airfare estimated at $300
Deadline to Register as a Curriculum Writer EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

Regular Program Cost: $2,744 + internal airfare (approximately $300)
Deadline to Register: MARCH 15, 2018

PROGRAM COST INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights lodging;
  • 2 meals a day;
  • gratuities;
  • in-country transportation;
  • internet;
  • liability insurance;
  • medical evacuation insurance

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International round-trip airfare TO Brazil (we meet in Salvador and leave from Sao Paulo)
  • Hotel extras;
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional activities covered by individuals;
  • Individual travel insurance;
  • Visa fees

Cards will be charged 50% on March 19, 2018 and the remainder April 19, 2018.

In order to register, please:

1) Complete the registration form
2) Apply to be a Curriculum Writer (see instructions below).

Deadlines:

  • February 26, 2018: Deadline to apply for Curriculum Writer Scholarship
  • February 28, 2018: Winners of Curriculum Writer Scholarships will be notified
  • March 5, 2018: Deadline to accept conditions of Curriculum Writer Scholarship and return letter of commitment to Denise Woltering Vargas [dwolteri@tulane.edu] and Colleen McCoy [colleen.e.mccoy@vanderbilt.edu]
  • March 15, 2018: Final Deadline to Register for Brazil Institute 2018

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR THE CURRICULUM WRITER SCHOLARSHIP
Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant, Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and The University of Georgia are able to provide funding for K-16 teachers interested in developing a curriculum as part of their participation in this 2018 summer teacher institute to Brazil. Curriculum writers will be charged a discounted in-country program fee of $1373 + internal airfare (apx. $300) and international airfare. You must commit to writing a curriculum project – check out the Curriculum Writer Guidelines here. There are limited spots for this opportunity, please apply early. If you would like to apply to be a curriculum writer for this summer’s teacher institute in Brazil, please:

1) fill out the contact form HERE
2) submit the CURRICULUM WRITER APPLICATION by FEBRUARY 26, 2018 to crcrts@tulane.edu or mail to Denise Woltering Vargas at Tulane University, 100 Jones Hall, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.
Please call 504-862-3143 with any questions.

La Hora del Cuento: Summer Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This summer, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday April 28 until Saturday, August 25. Children and parents welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, May 5
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 2
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 7
2:30 PM

Saturday, August 4
2:30 PM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, April 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, May 26
12:00 PM

Saturday, June 30
12:00 PM

Saturday, July 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, August 25
12:00 PM