Panels and Happy hour for Colonial Latin American Literatures/MLA 2017

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    Ivonne del Valle

    Dear Colleagues,

    Here is the list of activities sponsored by the Colonial Latin American forum, MLA 2017.

    We hope to see you there!


    1. Colonial Latin American Studies

    <span data-term=”goog_370016640″>Thursday, 5 January</span>, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum LLC Colonial Latin American

    Presiding: Elvira L. Vilches, Duke Univ.

    Speakers: Rolena Adorno, Yale Univ.; Stephanie Louise Kirk, Washington Univ. in St. Louis; Daniel Nemser, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ricardo Padrón, Univ. of Virginia; Luis Fernando Restrepo, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville


    1. Colonial Ethnographies

    <span data-term=”goog_370016642″>Friday, 6 January</span>, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Independence Ballroom Salon III, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum LLC Colonial Latin American

    Presiding: Cristian Roa, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

    1. “The Trope of Ethnography in Spanish Colonial Texts through Current Ethnographic Discourse,” Giovanna Montenegro, Binghamton Univ., State Univ. of New York
    2. “Three Jesuit Ethnographies: New Epistemologies from the Americas,” Manuel Jesús del Alto, Univ. of California, Irvine
    3. “Reassessing Custom: Ethnography, Moral History, and Political Theology in the Iberian Expansion,” David Horacio Colmenares Gonzalez, Columbia Univ.
    4. “When Cuban Political Deportees Turned African Ethnographers,” Benita Sampedro, Hofstra Univ.



    Colonial Forum Happy Hour. <span data-term=”goog_370016644″>Friday January 6th, 2017 at 6:45</span>. U-Bahn: 1320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Phone: (215) 800-1079. Web:


    1. Colonial Iberia

    <span data-term=”goog_370016645″>Saturday, 7 January</span>, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 305-306, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forums LLC Colonial Latin American and LLC Luso-Brazilian

    Presiding: Pedro Meira Monteiro, Princeton Univ.

    1. “Western Africa and Iberian Imperial Anarchy,” Anna H. More, Univ. of Brasília
    2. “Afro-Female Experiences from Slave to Mystic in the Circum-Atlantic,” Rachel Spaulding, Emporia State Univ.
    3. “Portuguese Festivals and Potosí,” Lisa Voigt, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
    4. “Global Visions in New Spanish and Brazilian Theatrical Spectacles,” Nicole T. Hughes, Columbia Univ.



    Ivonne del Valle



    Cristián Roa


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