Friday, April 4th & Saturday, April 5th, 2008.Columbia University in the City of New York.

4.04.2008

Conference Program

CONTACT ZONES - 17th Annual Columbia-NYU Graduate Student Conference
Friday, April 4 & Saturday, April 5, 2008


Friday, April 4th

6:30 PM (Philosophy Hall)

Opening Remarks - Professor Carlos Alonso (Columbia)

Keynote Address - Professor Reinaldo Laddaga (UPenn)


8:00 PM (Casa Hispánica)

Reception


Saturday, April 5th (All events on Saturday will take place at the Casa Hispánica)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Lobby)

Breakfast and Registration


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Student Panels (Library and Room 201)

1. Visual Spain (Library)

Moderator: Adam Winkel (Columbia)

Leslie J. Harkema (Boston U.)
"Antonio Espina's Pájaro Pinto: Maturation through Cinematography in the Vanguard Novel"

Christina McCoy (U. of Texas, Austin)
"Desvistiendo el fetichismo en Simparidades por Ana Rossetti"

Daniella Wittern (Brown)
"La presencia ausente: Fragmentos de un ¿ensayo? buñueliano"



2. The Subject in a Shifting National Landscape (Room 201)

Moderator: Marissa Garland (Columbia)

Mirian Lee (UC Berkeley)
"Cultura Tropical: New Voices from the Korean Diaspora in Brazil"

Misha MacLaird (Tulane)
"Sólo Dios sabe: A Transcontinental Experience"

Reyes Caballo-Márquez (Georgetown)
"Hacia un cine social corporal: Tendencias cinematográficas transatlánticas de las dos últimas décadas"


10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Library)

Student Panel

Outside in: Writing from a Distance in the Nineteenth Century

Moderator: Carolina Baffi (Columbia)

Ysette Guevara (NYU)
"Por el lado de la sombra: Alberdi's Inscriptions of Derivation".

Ernesto Ortiz-Díaz (UC Davis)
""Canto a la Argentina" de Rubén Darío: entre el encomio y contracanto"

Jorge L. Bacelis (U. of Texas, Austin)
"Italy as Zone of Cultural Contact. The Journey to Italy from J. W. von Goethe and Leandro Fernández de Moratín to Emilio Castelar and Vicente Blasco Ibañez"


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Room 201)

Student Panel

Economies of Urban Space

Moderator: Lara Tucker (Columbia)

Steven Gooch (Purdue)
"Peripheral Playgrounds: Towards a Theory of Contemporary Slumming"

Vartan P. Messier (UC Riverside)
"Consumerism without Frontiers, or, the Cultural Logic of Global Capitalism".

Jen Lewis (Yale)
"Contested Space: Public/Private Use of Shopping Malls in San Salvador"


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Library)

Lunch


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Room 201)

Guest speakers

Moderator: Paloma Duong (Columbia)

Professor Sibylle Fischer (NYU)
"Caribbean Studies - The Return of the Repressed?"

Professor James Fernández (NYU)
"Invisible Immigrants: Spanish Enclaves in the US, 1898 -1939"

Professor César Braga-Pinto (Rutgers)
“Brazilian Friendship”


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Coffee break


4:00 PM - 5:45 PM (Library)

Student Panel

Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: Making Words, Making Worlds

Moderator: Jannette Amaral (Columbia)

Dulce Aldama (U. of Colorado, Boulder)
"Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España como zona de contacto"

Jerónimo Arellano (Stanford)
"Tongue-tied: Columbus' Wonder Cabinet"

Elena Deanda Camacho (Vanderbilt)
"Censor's Excited Speech: A Poetics of Inquisitorial Discourse"


Sebastián Reyes (NYU)
"El sexo y la batalla de sus signos en América. Lectura crítica de confesionarios y sermones bilingues en el siglo XVI"

Viviana Cruzado (Columbia)
"Zonas de contacto con el mundo bélico ibérico del siglo XVI"


5:45 PM - 6:45 PM (Room 201)

Student Panel

Contemporary Writings of the Real

Moderator: Olga Rodríguez (Columbia)

Brantley Nicholson (Duke)
"Spiritual Organization and Epistemic Rupture: Questing for Zion in Roberto Bolaño's Savage Detectives"

Laura Cade Brown (Vanderbilt)
"Circus Heterotopias in César Aira’s Los dos payasos"

Alba Sanchis-Álvarez (Dartmouth College)
“The geography of North American Popular Culture: Self-Customized Spatial Realities in Spanish Contemporary Literature”

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra (NYU)
"La novela real: On Reading Tomás Eloy Martínez's Santa Evita (1995) in the Contact Zone"


7:00 PM (Room 201)

Professor Bruno Bosteels (Cornell)
"Literature, Politics, Psychoanalysis."

Closing Remarks - Professor Graciela Montaldo (Columbia)


8:00 PM (Library)

Reception

About Me

17th Columbia-NYU Graduate Student Conference on Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

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