SPLAS / CLACS PG SYMPOSIUM

7th of December 2012—Simon Building, Room 3.40

9.00 – 9.15 WELCOME ADDRESS
PANEL 1 – RECEPTION, AUDIENCES AND READERS
9.15 – 9.30 Kristina Pla, ‘Metafiction and autofiction in Enrique Vila-Matas and Roberto Bolaño’
9.35 – 9.50 Ros Murray, ‘Thinking Differently: Trans Activist Documentary from France and Spain’
9.55 – 10.10 Nicola Astudillo-Jones, ‘The reception of magical realist texts and its implications for
the popular understanding of Latin America in contemporary Britain’
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
PANEL 2 – EXPLORING GENDER
11.00 – 11.15 Aurora Sambolin, ‘The phenomenon of Self-Translation in Puerto Rican US Diaspora
literature written by women’
11.20 – 11.35 Eleanor Jones, ‘Theorising gender and sexuality in Mozambican national literature’
11.40 – 11.55 Tamara de Inés, ‘The translation of female identity, body and sexuality in Latin American
women narratives’
PANEL 3 – THE STATE AND THE INDIVIDUAL
12.15 – 12.30 Gemma Sou, ‘Reducing disaster risk through informal housing construction in
urban Bolivia’
12.35 – 12.50 Rebecca Ogden, ‘Textual articulations of contemporary Cuban tourism: Data organisation
and analysis after fieldwork’
12.55 – 13.10 Gustavo Carvajal, ‘La memoria obstinada: a critique of memory in Fátima Sime’s Carne
de perra ’
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
PANEL 4 – CONSTRUCTION OF THE CANON
14.30 – 14.45 Alejandra Isaza, ‘Folklore for a nation: 19th century Colombian intellectuals and their
notion of folklore’
14.50 – 15.05 Suzan Bozkurt, ‘Beyond the mirror: Mechanisms of transgressing the canon in the fiction
of contemporary Portuguese women writers (1980-2010)’
15.10 – 15.25 Miquel Pomar, ‘Against the stereotypes. The emergence of Moroccan writers in Catalan
and the relevance of young Pakistani writers in England’
15.45 – 17.00 GROUP DISCUSSION AND FINAL REMARKS
(WINE RECEPTION)

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