Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11, 2003

SYMPOSIUM CO-DIRECTORS: Prof. Benita Sampedro (Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Hofstra University) and Prof. Simon Doubleday (Department of History, Hofstra University).

Globalization, migration, and colonialism and its aftermath have placed allegiance to the nation, and to traditional frontiers, under close examination. This symposium will look "beyond the patria", exploring alternative forms of identity, imaginative association and cultural formation in Spain and the Spanish-speaking world, and addressing exile, transnationalism, dissidence, and transgression, from the medieval period to the contemporary era.

All events except the conference dinner will be held in the Leo A. Gutthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hofstra University, and are open to the public. Hofstra University, a private, nonsectarian institution, is located in Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City. The Long Island Rail Road stops less than 2 miles from campus, and J.F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports within 30 minutes.

Speakers include:

1. Juan Tomas Ávila Laurel, writer, Equatorial Guinea (Presentation and Poetry Reading)

2. Angel G. Loureiro, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University, "Afectos del exilio"
3. Susan Martín Márquez, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University, "Queer Africanists? Masculinity, Sexuality and Spanish Military Culture from the African War to the Civil War"

4. Eduardo Subirats, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, New York University, "Disidencias: Crisis y críticas del hispanismo".

5. Parvati Nair, Department of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, "Memory Recycled: music, immigration and postnationalism in Spanish/Moroccan raï".

6. Joseba Gabilondo, Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, "On the Globalization of Francoism: Neoimperialism and Latin American Dependency in Contemporary Spanish Culture"

7. Michael Armstrong Roche, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Wesleyan University, "Theater of War: Nation, Empire, and (Identity) Politics in Cervantes's Tragedy `La Numancia’".

8. Benjamin Liu, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Connecticut, "Late Medieval Christian Converts to Islam".

9. Mariano Gomez Aranda, Departamento de Filología Bîblica y Oriente Antiguo, Instituto de Filología del CSIC (Madrid), "El cruce de fronteras como signo de identidad de los judíos en la España medieval"

10. David Rojinsky, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto, "Relación de la rebelión en Tehuantepec, 1660-1661: The Violence of Writing and the Scriptural Exorcism of a Rebellious Community".

11. Francisco Jose Fernandez Adrián, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University. "Think Island Theory. Marginalia on the Spectacle of Atlantic Studies"

12. Zilkia Janer, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Hofstra University, "Border crossing and its discontents: Migrants as scapegoats in Puerto Rican literature."

13. Simon Doubleday, Department of History, Hofstra University, "Haunted: The Phantoms of Pre-modern Spain."

14. Benita Sampedro, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Hofstra University, "Equatorial Guinea: Beyond all Frontiers".

15. Miguel Angel Zapata, Dept. of Spanish, Hofstra University (Presentation and Poetry Reading).

For registration materials, please send name, address, telephone, fax number and email address to: "Beyond the Patria" Symposium, Hofstra Cultural Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-2000.

For further information, please contact Simon Doubleday (hissrd@hofstra.edu) or Benita Sampedro (benita.sampedro@hofstra.edu)