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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Latin American Writers Series: Luis Negron

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Aleman interviews Puerto Rican writer Luis Negron about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the author

Luis Negron was born in Puerto Rico and is a writer, film critic, and bookseller. The English translation of his short-story collection Mundo Cruel, a work originally published in Spanish in 2010, won the 2014 Lambda Literary Award. Negron has also written a brief collection of chronicles, Los tres golpes (2016), and served as the editor of Los otros cuerpos: Antología de temática gay, lésbica, y queer desde Puerto Rico y su diáspora (2007). His film reviews have appeared in periodicals like Boston’s La semana (Boston) and Puerto Rico’s Claridad and El poeta.

Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Bolo de maracujá.