International Conference on Transatlantic Literature Apr. 24-25


April 24, 2014

Come to Spaces of Dialogue: International Conference on Transatlantic Literature from Thursday to Friday, April 24th through 25th, 2014.  Explore space, how the human experience revolves around it, and how this has been one of the common tropes of literature.  No matter the nature of the written or oral text, the common frame has been the interaction between men and women locked up within a frame – be that domestic, work, or even natural – in which and against which the self is defined.  The aim of this conference is to revise, revisit, and question the meaning and cultural impact of such spaces and the physical. psychological, and aesthetic distance between them.  Through the lens of comparitive literature, this conference attempt to bring together scholars working on American, Latin American, South American, and/or European literary studies so as to delve into the complexities of spatial constructions and depictions with the written piece.  Everybody is welcome, but admittance will be on a first-come first-served basis.  The keynote speakers are Mary Gaylord, Sosland Family Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, and IIan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College.  More information is available here.  See the conference schedule here.

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