Graduate Student Conference

LANDS OF FREEDOM?
Oppressions, Subversions and Pursuits of Justice in a Changing World


Keynote Speaker
JAVIER SICILIA
Activist, Poet & Novelist

‌February 9, 2018
Shalala Student Center Complex - Activities Room
University of Miami


Program

9:00AM Registration and Coffee
9:30AM Welcoming Remarks
Carlo B. Zepeda, Organizing Graduate Student Committee,
Lillian Manzor, Associate Professor & Chair
10:00-11:30AM Panel I - Oppressions
Moderator: Dainerys Machado Vento, Organizing Graduate Student Committee
Discussant: Christina Civantos, Associate Professor & Associate Chair

Karim Nait Ouslimane, Université Paris 13
"Altérité, la fabrique de la violence? Perspectives et limites de la déconstruction des Grands Récits Historiques"

Elena Sada, University of Connecticut
"The Silent Wars of the Abandoned
A Solution to the Complex Situation of Institutionalized Mexican Children"

Evelyne Nonga, Paris IV – Sorbonne University
"Female genital mutilation between perpetuation of tradition and human dignity violation. A sociocritical reading of Rebelle by Fatou Keita"
11:30 AM
Break
12:00-1:30PM Keynote Speaker
Javier Sicilia
Activist, Poet & Novelist‌

Introduction by Tracy Devine Guzmán, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Keynote Introduction by University of Miami President Dr. Julio Frenk

Q&A moderated by Dr. Felicia Knaul
Director, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas
1:30-2:30PM Lunch (on site for all registered participants)
2:30-4:00PM Panel II - Subversions
Moderator: Lidiana de Moraes, Organizing Graduate Student Committee
Discussant: Steven Butterman, Associate Professor

Felipe G. A. Moreira, University of Miami
"From the Modernist to the Metamodernist Resistance"

Amandine Guyot, Université Paris 13
"Entre espaces de conflits et zones de contact: les mécanismes de l’identité dans Les désorientés et Les identitiés meurtrières d’Amin Maalouf."

Analyse Kimpolo, Université Paris Sorbonne
"Entre violence politique et subversion: poétique de la résistance dans le roman francophone postcolonial"
4:00-5:30PM Panel III - Pursuits of Justice
Moderator: Nicholas Sheets, Organzing Graduate Student Committee
Discussant: George Yudice, Professor, Modern Languages & Literatures

Beatriz Carlota Rodriguez, Arizona State University
"'Agua': derecho de vida a través del pensamiento indigena y el problema global del medio ambiente."

John Ermer, Florida International University
Cartas Orientales: Letter Writing and Legal Experimentation in Santiago de Cuba, 1801-1809
5:30PM Closing Remarks & Wine and Cheese Reception
Olivier Salès, Organizing Graduate Student Committee

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Sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures' Joseph Carter Memorial Fund and the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas