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6th Annual Graduate Student Conference for Romance Languages and Literatures

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - April 8 @ 4:40 pm

Intersections: Collage of Urban Networks

6th Annual Graduate Student Conference for Romance Languages and Literatures

Friday, April 7

4:00 PM | Keynote | Baldy 101

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Thomas Penix-Tadsen, University of Delaware

Followed by a short play (Norton Hall 112)

Saturday, April 8

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Breakfast | Clemens 904

SESSION 1

  • Visual Media: Culture Representation | Clemens 930
    Moderator: Miguel Angel Matos

    • 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM: Sandra C. Medina
      Animating the Documentary Through Pequeñas voces (English)
    • 9:20 AM – 9:40 AM: Annette D. Taylor
      Jump Up Turn Around (English)
  • De(con)structing the City and Identity | Clemens 902
    Moderator: Felipe Hugueño Machuca

    • 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM: Mariya Dzhyoyeva
      Antonio José Ponte, Cuban Identity, and De(con)struction of the Urban Space (Spanish)
    • 9:20 AM – 9:40 AM: Nash Middleton
      The Spiritual Construction of Atzlán: Articulations of Chicano Youth Identity (Spanish)
    • 9:40 AM – 10:00 AM: Alba Fernández
      Niña y mujer: Desdoblamiento femenino en La casa en Mango Street (Spanish)
  • Social Inequalities in the Geographical Space | Clemens 218
    Moderator: Genevieve Oliveira

    • 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM: Bouvier Quentin
      From Sartre to the Social Media, or the Democratization of the Political Denunciation (French)
    • 9:20 AM – 9:40 AM: Valentin Duquet
      The Middle-Aged Black Woman in the Francophone Novel: In between Mirrors and Mortuaries (French)

BREAK | 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

SESSION 2

  • The Social Impact of Globalization | Clemens 902
    Moderator: Eva Patricia Santos

    • 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM: Nicole Sedor
      Los éxitos y desafíos de la lengua española globalizada (Spanish)
    • 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM: Enrique R. Sánchez
      Autonomy and Affiliation in Peninsular Spanish: Gran Hermano and Its Mechanisms to Perpetuate Individual and Sociocultural Views (Spanish)
    • 11:40 AM – 12:00 PM: Alberto Monteagudo Canales, PhD
      Trans-temporal Intersections in Outraged Spain: Postmedia Texts as ‘Resistances’ to the Official Narrative of the Spanish Transition (Spanish)
  • Sociolinguistic: Social Perception & Ethnic Identity | Clemens 218
    Moderator: Fernando Simon Abad

    • 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM: David Flórez-Murillo
      Social Perception Variation in Two Accent Variables in Colombia: Paisa Accent in Medellín and Pereira (English)
    • 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM: Joelle Carota
      Ethnic identity and Language: The Italian American Community in the U.S. (English)
  • Language as an Experiment on Identity Representation | Clemens 930
    Moderator: Gregory Przybyla

    • 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM: Sarah Spinella
      Horcynus Orca: Experiments with language. (English)
    • 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM: Matthew Skrzypczyk
      In Support of Gay Bookstores: Gay Bookstores as Queer Community Spaces (English)

LUNCH | 12:20 PM – 1:50 PM

SESSION 3

  • Urban barriers: Intersections in the City | Clemens 902
    Moderator: Dijana Šavija

    • 1:50 PM – 2:10 PM: Elham Dehghanipour
      The Impact of Modernism in Iranian and USA Society in Salesman (English)
    • 2:10 PM – 2:30 PM: Jason C. Grant
      The City’s Coming toward Us Like a Mountain: Finding the Body of Urban Crisis in Duras and Camus (English)
    • 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM: Fred Harold Jensen
      Cleansing Gehenna: Jeremiah and Urban Redemption of Waste (English)
  • France vs Francophone Spaces | Clemens 930
    Moderator: Maria Gratias Sinon

    • 1:50 PM – 2:10 PM: Guillaume Yoboué
      Was Césaire a Prophet? A Study of the Impact of Aimé Césaire, with Cahier d’un retour au pays natal and Une Tempete (French)
    • 2:10 PM – 2:30 PM: Benoit Delacroix Ngolo          
      Body and Desire in Sarrasine (French)

BREAK | 3:20 PM – 3:40 PM

ROUNDTABLE | 3:40 PM – 4:40 PM

  • Dr. Phillip Tadsen-Penix (Keynote)
  • Dr. Justin Read (UB – RLL)
  • Dr. Colleen Culleton (UB – RLL)
  • Dr. Kari Winter (UB – Transnational Studies)

Sponsored by:

Graduate Student Association

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Melodia E. Jones

Humanities Institute

Gender Institute

Details

Start:
April 7 @ 4:00 pm
End:
April 8 @ 4:40 pm

Organizer

Graduate Student Association

Venue

See detailed schedule