Conference Program

Friday, February 23, 2007

3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Registration at Troy Moore Library

4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker: Ana del Sarto “The Politics of Criticism: Beyond Latin American Cultural Studies?” 

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Transnational Sociolinguistics in the 20th Century
Chair: Dr. Victoria Rodrigo
Mundane Monster: The Spanish Flu Discourse of 1918-1919 – Ryan A. Davis, Emory University
Valencian: Source of Union and Division – Cristina Tarazona, Georgia State University
Influencia indígena en el vocabulario puertorriqueño – Ashley Wood, Georgia State University

7:30 p.m. Dinner at Fuego (Optional)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Caribbean Studies: Narrative and Identity
Chair: Dr. Rudyard Alcocer
Reading Afro-Latino Identities: The Narrative of Passing and the Possibilities of Negotiation – Aisha Z. Cort, Emory University
La imagen bella: ideas de la libertad en el poema “Mulata-Antilla” de Luis Palés Matos – Heather Sabel-Sowers, Georgia State University
“En el Gran Ecbó”: Representación de la cubanidad en lugares antropológicos
Estefanía Olid-Peña, Georgia State University

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Modern/Postmodern representations of the feminine in 20th Century Spain
Chair: Dr. William Nichols
La figura de la madre en la representación política en El sí de las niñas – Julia C. Barnes, University of Georgia
Fatima Mernessi’s Exploration of Sherezade’s Myth and its Travel to Europe –
Patricia
Coloma, Georgia State University
Escritura y feminidad: La exploración de modelo(s) en Crónica del desamor de Rosa Montero – Gabriela Álvarez, Georgia State University

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. An Approximation to Colonial Studies
Chair: Dr. Jeremy Paden
El problema de Colón en la Historia de las Indias – Carl Austin Wise, University of Georgia
La trasgresión de Sor Juana: Un ser intelectual y femenino en el México del siglo XVII- Pamela Villafañe, Georgia State University

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Transnational Migrations  
Chair: Dr. Elena del Río Parra
Talking about Health with Brazilians in Atlanta – Julia Simoes, Georgia State University
Attitudes Towards Education Among Working Class Latinos in the United States –
Anahita Modaresi, Georgia State University

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sexuality and the Subaltern in the Hispanic World
Chair: Dr. Óscar Moreno
Lesbian Representation and the Role of Subversive Desire in Tan de repente -
Jennifer Formwalt, University of Georgia
Paralelismo entre la homosexualidad y la convección política en Antes que anochezca, de Reinaldo Arenas - Magda Doyle, University of Georgia

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Argentina: Culture and Literature
Chair: Dr. Carmen Schlig
Lunfardo: An Ethnographic Study of the Use of Lunfardo in the City of Buenos Aires – Federica Goldoni, University of Georgia
Tango: ¿Música que representa a Argentina? - Sofia Tosello, Georgia State University
Poética de la brevedad en Jorge Luis Borges - José O. Alvarez, Florida International University

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