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Date: Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Latin American Studies Program is proud to present a two-day conference titled

Transparencies: Mexican Cultural Production
through the Twenty-First Century

Join us for day two of this conference that considers as its initial provocation the question of how the present cultural moment, through insistence on a politics of transparenct and fully accessible information, might shape and reframe approaches to specific moments within a broader historical trajectory of Mexican literature and culture.



PLEASE NOTE: All panels will be held in JHB 100

9:30 - 11:00 AM   -   Panel 5: Forces in Transit
Moderator: Olga Nedvyga

  • Debra Castillo (Cornell University), “Repositioning Migration: Trabajadores desde otro mundo
  • Oswaldo Estrada (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), “Las elegidas: trata de mujeres entre México y Estados Unidos”
  • Ryan Long (The University of Maryland, Colege Park), “Surface, Depth, and Transnational Currents in Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán el fin del mundo and Juan Villoro’s Arrecife

11:00 - 11:15 AM   -   Break

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM   -   Panel 6: Temporal - Spatial Optics
Moderator: Petre Ene

  • Adela Pineda (Boston University), “Steinbeck’s Deceptive Eye: Mexico and World War II”
  • Tamara Williams (Pacific Lutheran University), “Arqueología del diálogo y poéticas de transparencia en Album Iscariote de Julián Herbert”
  • Laura Rodríguez (NYU), “El océano Pacífico, en transparencia”

1:00 - 2:00 PM   -   Lunch in room JHB 100

2:00-3:30 PM   -   Panel 7: Embodied Resistance
Moderator: Veronika Brejkaln

  • Ana Sabau (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), “Theatrical Sovereignties: the Stage and the People at the Time of Independence”
  • Stuart Day (University of Kansas), “The Elements of Success: Performances That Shaped the Americas (Part I)”
  • Analisa Taylor (University of Oregon), “Heart of the Milpa: Mesoamerican Resistance to Agricultural Imperialism”


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support
in the organization of this conference of the following:

Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Institute for Creative Exchange of the Americas
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of History
Centre for Comparative Literature
Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs

Event Registration

Registration Start: Sun. 3 Sep, 2017
Registration End: Wed. 27 Sep, 2017