TRANSNATIONALISM, TRANSLATION, TRANSITION: A DIALOGUE ON THE AMERICAS
at Notre Dame
April 15-17, 2007
I'm still catching up on blog entries from recent travels. Today I'm featuring a few photos from a great conference at Notre Dame. These events were sponsored by the Program on the Americas and Global Cultures with Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies. I have to say I was impressed at how vital and productive a program in Latino Studies Notre Dame has mounted in recent years. In association with our conference, there was an art exhibit (see the poster at the top of today's blog) titled DIALOGUES ON THE AMERICAS. The primary forces in putting the conference together were Cyraina Johnson-Roullier, seen at the right in the photo at the reception, and Marlene Daut, seen modestly avoiding my camera's gaze -- As it happens, Marlene was a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles when I was there, though we didn't meet back then. Marlene and Cyraina organized a thoughtful set of presentations that went a long way toward advancing the rethinking of what "transnationalism" means in literary and cultural studies.
The speakers included Jose Saldivar, Theresa Delgadillo, Kirsten Silva Gruez, J. Michael Dash, Allison Rice, Marisel Moreno, Karen Richman, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, Scott Henkel, Anna Brickhouse, and Sandra Gustafson.