Eighth Annual Conference on Comparative Literature and Literary Studies
Fri, September 30, 2011 • Student Activity Center SAC
Reflections: Identity after a Crisis
"Rituals and Fictions of Masculinity in JorgeLuis Borges"
The Graduate Student Conference Committee and program chair Professor Elizabeth Richmond-Garza are pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Conference on Comparative Literature and Literary Studies being hosted at the University of Texas at Austin. The Center for Women's and Gender Studies is co-sponsoring the conference which will be held on September 30th, 2011 and October 1st, 2011.
The times for the event are as follows:
September 30th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
October 1st from 8:30am to 5:00pm
*Reception to follow the Keynote Speaker*
Keynote speaker: Idelber Avelar, Professor of Latin American Literatures & Intellectual Studies and Critical Theory & Cultural Studies at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D from Duke University in 1996 and joined Tulane 3 years later in 1999. He is the author of The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning (1999), winner of the MLA Kovacs award; The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics (2004); and a number of other publications including the blog Outro Olhar. Sponsored by a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, Professor Avelar is currently researching a new book project entitled "Rethinking Masculinity in Contemporary Brazilian and Argentinean Literatures."