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Presentation: April 7, 2011; 2 pm; Troy Moore Library

"Representing Immigration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Culture"

The presentation will examine recent examples of how the experience of Latin American immigration has been reflected in the cultural expression of contemporary Spanish society. The images and narratives that characterize the Hispanic immigrant experience and inform the transformation of Spain’s collective imaginary will be discussed through recent Spanish films, narratives and artwork.

H. Rosi Song (Ph.D., Brown University) - Associate Professor and Chair of the Spanish Department at Bryn Mawr College. She specializes in contemporary culture and literature of Spain, with an emphasis on narrative and cultural practices after the Spanish Civil War. She is the co-editor of Traces of Contamination: Unearthing the Francoist Legacy in Contemporary Spanish Discourse (Bucknell UP, 2005). Her work has appeared in Revista Iberoamericana, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Hispania, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, among others.