Global Hispanophone sessions at MLA 2017

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    To help you plan your schedule for the 2017  MLA Convention in Philadelphia,  here is a list of the three officially sponsored GH sessions, and of other sessions you will want to be sure to attend:

     

    MLA Global Hispanophone Sessions 2017

     

    Thursday, 5 January

    1. From Moroccan Mellahs to Turkish Synagogues: A Sephardic Diaspora

    1:45–3:00 p.m., 308, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forums CLCS Global Hispanophone and LLC Sephardic

    Presiding: Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo, Oakland Univ.

    1. “Remapping Rescue Narratives: Sephardic Communities in Morocco during World War II,” Tabea Alexa Linhard, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
    2. “Returns to Sepharad in the Work of Esther Bendahan,” Daniela Flesler, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York
    3. “Between Orient and Occident: Moroccan Jews and the Spanish Colonial Project,” Eric Calderwood, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
    4. “Negotiating Sephardic History in the Museum: The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews in Istanbul and the Jewish Minority in Turkey,” Ilker Hepkaner, New York Univ.

    We will accommodate the following audiovisual request(s) for your session: Projection equipment for a computer

    keywords: Morocco, Turkey, Sephardic, Global Hispanophone

     

    Friday, 6 January

    1. Questioning the Global Hispanophone

    10:15–11:30 a.m., 409, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum CLCS Global Hispanophone

    Presiding: Baltasar Fra-Molinero, Bates Coll.

    1. “Decolonizing Afro-Hispanophone Studies: Toward a Relational Aesthetics,” Yomaira Figueroa, Michigan State Univ.
    2. “De-fencing: The Border as a Matrix of Thought and the Occidental Gaze,” Palmar Maria Alvarez-Blanco, Carleton Coll.
    3. “From Macao to Cuba: Chinese Testimony in Spanish Imperial Historiography,” Lisa Surwillo, Stanford Univ.

    We will accommodate the following audiovisual request(s) for your session: Speakers for sound from audio device (e.g., iPod)

    keywords: Macao, Cuba, Empire, Afro-Hispanophone, colonialism

    Saturday, 7 January

    1. Asian Iberia: Crossing the Boundaries of Discipline, Identity, and Text in Ibero-Asian Studies

    12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 303, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum CLCS Global Hispanophone

    Presiding: Benita Sampedro, Hofstra Univ.

    1. “‘Cara de chino’: Negotiating Ethnic and Cultural Identities in Twenty-First-Century Spain,” Mary Kate Donovan, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York
    2. “Visions of Multiculturalism in Spanish Detective Films and Novels with Chinese Mafia,” Yeon-Soo Kim, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
    3. “Manga Made in Spain: Cultural Appropriation and Approximation in the Graphic Short Stories of JM Ken Niimura,” David R. George, Bates Coll.

    keywords: manga, migration, Iñáritu, hybridity, diaspora

    PLEASE ALSO TAKE NOTE OF THESE SESSIONS OF INTEREST TO MEMBERS OF THE GLOBAL HISPANOPHONE FORUM:

    Saturday, 7 January

    1. The Border as a Center: Zones of Being and Nonbeing

    7:00–8:15 p.m., 401–403, Philadelphia Marriott

    Presiding: Palmar Maria Alvarez-Blanco, Carleton Coll.

    Speaker: Toni Serra, video artist

    Friday, 6 January

     

    1. What Is “Galician” in Galician Studies?

    8:30–9:45 a.m., Franklin 5, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum LLC Galician

    Presiding: Danny Barreto, Colgate Univ.

     

    Speakers: Alejandro Alonso, Brooklyn Coll., City Univ. of New York; Antón Figueroa, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela; Kirsty Hooper, Univ. of Warwick; Kathleen March, Univ. of Maine; Gabriel Rei-Doval, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Respondent: Eugenia R. Romero, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

     

    Panelists debate the field of Galician studies, which in recent years has widened its profile as a discipline well established in the national-philological tradition to a multidisciplinary field in dialogue with multiple linguistic and geographic areas and theoretical views. What are the signifiers of the “Galician” in Galician studies? How might they be defined, debated, and challenged?

     

    Keywords: Galician Studies, Galician Language, Galician Culture

     

    Saturday, 7 January

     

    1. Translational Encounters in Galician Studies: Contemporary Literature across Transnational Borders

    3:30–4:45 p.m., 405, Philadelphia Marriott

    A special session

    Presiding: Olga Castro, Aston Univ.

    (Included in 2017’s MLA Presidential theme: Boundary Conditions.)

     

    1. “Self-Translation as Postnational Border Crossing in Contemporary Galician Poetry,” Brandon Rigby, Univ. of Oregon
    2. “Return to Galicia: Gender and Nation across Nostalgic Memory,” Lisa DiGiovanni, Keene State Coll.
    3. “Intranational Travels within Multilingual Spain: Made in Galiza in Catalan and Basque Translation,” Olga Castro
    4. “Travels of Made in Galiza from Galician to Kurdish: A Tale of Collaborative Translation as Cross-Border Resistance and Solidarity,” Emek Ergun, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte

     

    1. The Standardization of Galician: A Response to Language Maintenance and Change in Languages in Contact

    5:15–6:30 p.m., Franklin 6, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum LLC Galician

    Presiding: Obdulia E. Castro, Regis Univ.

     

    1. “A Comparison between the Galician Dialects and the Standard Variety,” Francisco Dubert-García, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela; Xulio Sousa, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela
    2. “The Standardization of Modern Galician: Between Tradition, Variation, and Identity,” Rosario Alvarez, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela
    3. “Poetic Identity; or, The Poem as ‘A Liberty-Producing Linguistic Machine’ in Seven Galician Female Poets: A Poetic Language Approach at the Galician Standardization Process,” María A. Rey-López, Metropolitan State Univ.

    – Respondent: Gabriel Rei-Doval, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

     

    Keywords: Galician Language, Galician Studies, Language Contact

    MLA Global Hispanophone Sessions 2017

     

    Thursday, 5 January

    1. From Moroccan Mellahs to Turkish Synagogues: A Sephardic Diaspora

    1:45–3:00 p.m., 308, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forums CLCS Global Hispanophone and LLC Sephardic

    Presiding: Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo, Oakland Univ.

    1. “Remapping Rescue Narratives: Sephardic Communities in Morocco during World War II,” Tabea Alexa Linhard, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
    2. “Returns to Sepharad in the Work of Esther Bendahan,” Daniela Flesler, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York
    3. “Between Orient and Occident: Moroccan Jews and the Spanish Colonial Project,” Eric Calderwood, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
    4. “Negotiating Sephardic History in the Museum: The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews in Istanbul and the Jewish Minority in Turkey,” Ilker Hepkaner, New York Univ.

    We will accommodate the following audiovisual request(s) for your session: Projection equipment for a computer

    keywords: Morocco, Turkey, Sephardic, Global Hispanophone

     

    Friday, 6 January

    1. Questioning the Global Hispanophone

    10:15–11:30 a.m., 409, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum CLCS Global Hispanophone

    Presiding: Baltasar Fra-Molinero, Bates Coll.

    1. “Decolonizing Afro-Hispanophone Studies: Toward a Relational Aesthetics,” Yomaira Figueroa, Michigan State Univ.
    2. “De-fencing: The Border as a Matrix of Thought and the Occidental Gaze,” Palmar Maria Alvarez-Blanco, Carleton Coll.
    3. “From Macao to Cuba: Chinese Testimony in Spanish Imperial Historiography,” Lisa Surwillo, Stanford Univ.

    We will accommodate the following audiovisual request(s) for your session: Speakers for sound from audio device (e.g., iPod)

    keywords: Macao, Cuba, Empire, Afro-Hispanophone, colonialism

    Saturday, 7 January

    1. Asian Iberia: Crossing the Boundaries of Discipline, Identity, and Text in Ibero-Asian Studies

    12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 303, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum CLCS Global Hispanophone

    Presiding: Benita Sampedro, Hofstra Univ.

    1. “‘Cara de chino’: Negotiating Ethnic and Cultural Identities in Twenty-First-Century Spain,” Mary Kate Donovan, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York
    2. “Visions of Multiculturalism in Spanish Detective Films and Novels with Chinese Mafia,” Yeon-Soo Kim, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
    3. “Manga Made in Spain: Cultural Appropriation and Approximation in the Graphic Short Stories of JM Ken Niimura,” David R. George, Bates Coll.

    keywords: manga, migration, Iñáritu, hybridity, diaspora

    PLEASE ALSO TAKE NOTE OF THESE SESSIONS OF INTEREST TO MEMBERS OF THE GLOBAL HISPANOPHONE FORUM:

    Saturday, 7 January

    1. The Border as a Center: Zones of Being and Nonbeing

    7:00–8:15 p.m., 401–403, Philadelphia Marriott

    Presiding: Palmar Maria Alvarez-Blanco, Carleton Coll.

    Speaker: Toni Serra, video artist

    Friday, 6 January

     

    1. What Is “Galician” in Galician Studies?

    8:30–9:45 a.m., Franklin 5, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum LLC Galician

    Presiding: Danny Barreto, Colgate Univ.

     

    Speakers: Alejandro Alonso, Brooklyn Coll., City Univ. of New York; Antón Figueroa, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela; Kirsty Hooper, Univ. of Warwick; Kathleen March, Univ. of Maine; Gabriel Rei-Doval, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Respondent: Eugenia R. Romero, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

     

    Panelists debate the field of Galician studies, which in recent years has widened its profile as a discipline well established in the national-philological tradition to a multidisciplinary field in dialogue with multiple linguistic and geographic areas and theoretical views. What are the signifiers of the “Galician” in Galician studies? How might they be defined, debated, and challenged?

     

    Keywords: Galician Studies, Galician Language, Galician Culture

     

    Saturday, 7 January

     

    1. Translational Encounters in Galician Studies: Contemporary Literature across Transnational Borders

    3:30–4:45 p.m., 405, Philadelphia Marriott

    A special session

    Presiding: Olga Castro, Aston Univ.

    (Included in 2017’s MLA Presidential theme: Boundary Conditions.)

     

    1. “Self-Translation as Postnational Border Crossing in Contemporary Galician Poetry,” Brandon Rigby, Univ. of Oregon
    2. “Return to Galicia: Gender and Nation across Nostalgic Memory,” Lisa DiGiovanni, Keene State Coll.
    3. “Intranational Travels within Multilingual Spain: Made in Galiza in Catalan and Basque Translation,” Olga Castro
    4. “Travels of Made in Galiza from Galician to Kurdish: A Tale of Collaborative Translation as Cross-Border Resistance and Solidarity,” Emek Ergun, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte

     

    1. The Standardization of Galician: A Response to Language Maintenance and Change in Languages in Contact

    5:15–6:30 p.m., Franklin 6, Philadelphia Marriott

    Program arranged by the forum LLC Galician

    Presiding: Obdulia E. Castro, Regis Univ.

     

    1. “A Comparison between the Galician Dialects and the Standard Variety,” Francisco Dubert-García, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela; Xulio Sousa, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela
    2. “The Standardization of Modern Galician: Between Tradition, Variation, and Identity,” Rosario Alvarez, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela
    3. “Poetic Identity; or, The Poem as ‘A Liberty-Producing Linguistic Machine’ in Seven Galician Female Poets: A Poetic Language Approach at the Galician Standardization Process,” María A. Rey-López, Metropolitan State Univ.

    – Respondent: Gabriel Rei-Doval, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

     

    Keywords: Galician Language, Galician Studies, Language Contact

     

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