HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM
BEYOND THE PATRIA: EXILE, BORDER-CROSSING AND TRANSNATIONALISM IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING
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.
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
5. Parvati Nair, Department of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary, University of
London, "Memory Recycled: music, immigration and postnationalism in Spanish/Moroccan
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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Benita Sampedro (email@example.com)