Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Space and Identity: The Politics of Expression in Latin America

December 4th, 2009 - December 5th, 2009

Location
Tulane University
Uptown Campus

Space and Identity: 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.

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Conference Details

Friday, December 4: 2:00-3:15 PM
  • Panel 1 – “Comptemporary Dialogues and Contested Space”
  • Panel 2 – “Argentina, Cultural Production and Politics”
3:30-5:00 PM
  • Panel 3 – “The Politics of Space”
  • Panel 4 – “Organization and Identity”
5:00-7:00 PM
  • Pachanga – Music by DJ Sereia, catered by Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant
7:30 PM
  • Film – “The Take” (with introductory comments by Dr. David Ortiz, Sociology)
Saturday December 5: 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Lecture – Dr. Justin Wolfe, History: “Performing Race on a New Stage: Transnational Encounters and
    Politics in Mid-Nineteenth Century Caribbean Nicaragua”
10:45-12:00 PM
  • Panel 5 – “Frontiers of Foreign Policy”
  • Panel 6 – “Literature, Identity, Politics”
  • Panel 7 – “Hybrid Identities”
1:15-2:45 PM
  • Panel 8 – “Brazilian Cultural Production and Identity”
  • Panel 9 – “Identity Discourse in Art”
3:00-4:30 PM
  • Panel 10 – “Modernity and Culture”
  • Panel 11 – “Chile, Cultural Production and Politics”
5:00-6:30 PM
  • Keynote Speaker – Dr. Jean Franco “Un oasis de horror en medio de un desierto de
    aburrimiento: Bolano’s apocalyptic vision”
6:30-7:30
  • Closing reception

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)

Photo by Ph.D. Candidate Hilary Smith, Stone Center for Latin American Studies

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