Hispanic Literature and Culture Sessions

- The 50th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture.



For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Edison, thomas.edison@louisville.edu

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Red Barn, Belknap Campus
Pre-arranged Luncheon “Celebrating Black Puerto Rican Identity”,
hosted by Classical and Modern Languages, Reservation required. Admission is by conference badge.

A-8 Convergencias y divergencias: poetas y narradores latinx en USA
Thursday 1:30 PM − 3:00 PM Room: Humanities 219
Chair: José Juan Gómez Becerra, Eastern Kentucky University

1.    Rei Berroa, George Mason University, “Poetry Reading”
2.    José Cardona-López, Texas A&M International University, “Short Story Reading”
3.    Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Seatle University, “Poetry Reading”
4.    Manuel Cortes Castaneda, Eastern Kentucky University, “Poetry Reading”
5.    Liliana Guzmán, Indiana University Bloomington, “Artistic Images”

B-8 Race, Theory, and Identity in Hispanophone Literature
Thursday 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM  Room: Humanities 122
Chair: Greg Hutcheson, University of Louisville

1.    Nicholas Sloboda, University of Wisconsin-Superior, “Shifts in the Avant Garde: The Opening of a Much Wider Reality in the Literary Possible Worlds of Cortázar’s ‘Letter to a Young Lady in Paris’ and ‘Continuity of Parks’.”
2.    Mónica Vega-González, Indiana University-Bloomington, “Reapertura del archivo de la imaginación: una apuesta a insertar lo afro en la cultura puertorriqueña desde el coraje y la reestructuración de la historia”
3.    Chantell Smith Limerick, Centre College, “Growing up Black in Spain: Desirée Bela-Lobedde’s Ser mujer negra en España (2018)”

C-2 German Literature and its Places in the World
Friday 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Room: Humanities 103
Chair: Karen Hadley, University of Louisville

1.    Andrew Battaglia, University of Montana, “The Clock of the Moveable Now: Thomas Mann’s Time Capsule Note and Reading Joseph and His Brother as Modernist Sci-Fi”
2.    Olivia G. Gabor-Peirce, Western Michigan University, “Winter War in Tibet: Allegory of Modern Times”
3.    Enno Lohmeyer, Case Western Reserve University, “The horrors of war - thoughts on Wolfgang Borchert’s short story Nachts schlafen die Ratten doch”

C-10 Tradición narrativa y poética
Friday 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Room: Humanities 223
Chair: Thomas Edison, University of Louisville

1.    Lea Graham, Marist College, “Writing from Chile; Writing from Anywhere: Translating the Poetry of Sergio Coddou”
2.    Rhonda Buchanan, University of Louisville, “Traduciendo Canon de alcoba de Tununa Mercado: un juego de cajas chinas”

D-10 Spanish Literature and Culture: Gender, Politics, and Myth
Friday 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM  Room: Humanities 207
Chair: Mary Makris, University of Louisville

1.    Iulia Sprinceana, Centre College, “Intertextualidad, lenguaje y violencia en Cartas de amor a Stalin (1998) y La lengua en pedazos (2011) de Juan Mayorga”
2.    Heather Campbell-Speltz, University of Kentucky, “In Other Robes: Translating Transvestism in Spanish Feminist Monologue in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries”
3.    Briana Cohen, Indiana University, “La creación del elemento poético del mito dentro del Cante Jondo de Lorca”
4.    Mary Blythe Daniels, Centre College, “The Rise of the Seventeenth-Century Spanish Actress: Sexuality and Transgression”

E-9 Narrativa creativa en español
Friday 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM  Room: Humanities 221
Chair: Walter Rodríguez, University of Louisville

1.    Dionisio Viscarri, The Ohio State University, “Visita apañada”
2.    Georgie Medina, University of Kentucky, “Poetry Reading”
3.    Felipa Loyda Peréz, Independent Scholar, “Creative Reading”

F-11 Central Texas Bilingual Poetry: versos del corazón de Tejas
Friday 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM  Room: Humanities 209
Chair: Abra Gist, Texas State University

Bilingual Poetry Reading by:
1.    Abra Gist, Texas State University
2.    Joe Lozano, Texas State University
3.    Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton, Texas State University

Hispanic Keynote Presentation—Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library
Friday 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM  

Fernando Operé, University of Virginia
“Poesía y memoria: En el nombre del padre: crónica de la España de Franco a la América de Trump.”

The presentation will include a conversation between the author and his translator about his memoir, with bilingual readings from the original and the translation.
Sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies and Commission on Diversity and Racial Equity

H-7 Reflecting on Language Program Administration with a focus on Language Teaching Modalities and its Future
Saturday 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM   Room: Humanities 121
Chair: Thomas Wayne Edison, University of Louisville

1.    Timothy Ashe, University of Louisville, “Technology in the Spanish Language Classroom”
2.    Marc Tamarit-Galdón, University of Louisville, “Tips to Attracting and Retaining Spanish Language Students”
3.    Francisco Meizoso, University of Louisville, “Stimulating Student Interest in Lower-Level Spanish Courses”

I-6 Promoting Diversity in the World Language Class
Saturday 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM   Room: Humanities 215
Chair: Thomas Wayne Edison, University of Louisville

  1. Li Zeng, University of Louisville, “Teaching Chinese Culture in a Cross-cultural Classroom: A Pedagogical Development.”
  2. Genny Ballard, Centre College, “Connecting the Spanish Classroom to Communities at Home and Abroad: Combining Collaborative Online Learning in Colombia with Community Outreach in Kentucky.”
  3. Thomas Wayne Edison, University of Louisville, “Integrating Black Latinx Identity into the Curriculum at the University of Louisville through the Louisville Conference.”