Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies Symposium

Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies Symposium

November 1-2, 2013

Eugene, Oregon




Friday, November 1

Knight Library Browsing Room


9:00 am Coffee


9:30 am - 10:50 am Welcome


Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Pedro García-Caro, and Sebastiaan Faber

Why Transatlantic Studies? Why a Reader? Why now?


11:00 am - 12:30 pm Transatlantic Connections

Moderator: Amalia Gladhart


Kirsty Hooper, University of Warwick (UK) Extraimperial Archives: Other Mobilities and Memories in the Hispanic Transatlantic World


Lanie Millar, University of Oregon Reading Latin America in Revolutionary Lusophone Africa


Benita Sampedro Vizcaya, Hofstra University From Cuba to Fernando Poo and Back


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch


1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Transatlantic Memory

Moderator: Gina Herrmann


Ana Corbalán, University of Alabama Ethical Questions about Human Trafficking during Times of Dictatorship:  Kidnapped Children in Spain and Argentina


Lisa Renee DiGiovanni, Keene State College Childhood Memories of Inner Exile in Spain and Chile: El lector de Julio Verne by Almudena Grandes and Óxido de Carmen by Ana María del Río


Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, University of Oregon Children’s Gaze in Contemporary Cinema: A Transatlantic Poetics of Exile and Historical Memory


3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee


3:30 pm - 5:15pm Transatlantic Displacement

Moderator: Carlos Aguirre


Lisa Surwillo, Stanford University Novás Calvo and Hemingway


Robert  Wells, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga It’s Complicated – Ortega y Gasset’s Relationship With Argentina


Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College Rethinking Spanish Civil War Exile


Saturday, November 2

Jaqua Center Auditorium


9:30 am - 10:00 am Coffee


10:00 am - 12:00 pm Transatlantic Methodologies

Moderator: Cecilia Enjuto Rangel


Francisco Fernández de Alba, Wheaton College Adjudicating Power: Transatlantic Studies and Translatio Studii


Joseba Gabilondo, Michigan State University The Atlantic State of Violence: State of Exception, Colonial/Civil Wars, and Concentration Camps


Mario Santana, University of Chicago Iberian Studies: The Transatlantic Dimension

12:00 am - 1:30 pm Lunch


1:30-3:30 Transatlantic Postcolonial Relations

Moderator: David Wacks


Aurélie Vialette, Ohio State University Rewriting the Colonial Past: Spanish Women Intellectuals as Agents of Cross Cultural Literacy in the Mexican Press


Pedro García-Caro, University of Oregon Triangulating the Atlantic: Blanco White, Arriaza, and the London Connection


Enrique E. Cortez, Portland State University Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo: The Colonial Matrix and the Latin American Literatures


Pedro Pereira, Ohio State University Hegel, Portugal, and the Transatlantic Grammar of Portuguese Exceptionalism


3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Coffee


3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Discussion: Next Steps


Please take time to visit the related exhibition Transatlanticism at your leisure. It is on view in the MacKinnon Gallery at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus and features works by such modern and contemporary masters as Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911-2002), Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983), Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), and Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991), among others. Also included are portraits of artists Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957) and Tina Modotti (Italian, 1896-1942), both of whom were integral to the Mexican modernist scene. The museum is open from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm on Wednesdays; 11:00 am - 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays; and closed on Mondays. Please present this program for free admission to the museum.


The Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies Symposium is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages; the Center for the Study of Women in Society; the Women of Color Project; the Robert D. Clark Honors College; the Center for Latino, Latina & Latin American Studies; the Latin American Studies Program; the European Studies Program; a Hispanex Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports; and the Idea Award from the Office of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education at the University of Oregon. The symposium and related exhibition are sponsored by a JSMA Academic Support Grant.