Fri, April 22, 2011 • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • BEN 2.104
Language innovation has been central to contemporary poetics in the Americas. In particular, Puerto Rican and Nuyorican poetry establishes and performs new relationships with both Spanish and English. Moreover, this dialogue with Latin American and American literary traditions questions political and cultural imaginaries of citizenship and national and transnational belongings. Puerto Rican and Nuyorican contemporary poets open trans-cultural spaces, break down North/South dichotomies and imagine new linguistic and symbolic mappings of the Americas. In so doing, their works reach toward an Amerícan poetics in which shared stories, subjectivities, technologies, translation and aesthetics of language re-imagine multiple nations, cultures, identities, spaces and temporalities. Mara Pastor, Urayoán Noel, and Willie Perdomo are featured.
For more information and a complete program, visit Am-E-RI-CANs or contact the event organizer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, at 512.471.4936.