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CONFERENCES ORGANIZED BY LACS

 

Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference-CALACS

Date: June 3-4, 2017

Location: University of Guelph

 

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the University of Guelph will be hosting this upcoming conference. Faculty and students from across Canada are invited to present their work and research at this national event.

 

PAST National and International Conferences organized by LACS Program

 

Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society Conference

Date: October 25-26, 2013

Location: University of Guelph

 

The central aim of this international conference was to explore what role social movements, artists, intellectuals, writers, cultural institutions, and others play in shaping our ideas of community, civil society, and the connections between the two. There was special interest in papers and panels that examined how the creation and strengthening of ties between communities and civil society promote democratization in Europe and/or Latin America. However, abstracts were welcomed on any aspect of community and civil society.

 

Keynote Speakers:

James F. English

John Welsh Centennial Professor of English

Director of the Penn Humanities Forum

 

Judith Adler Hellman

Professor of Political and Social Science

Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, York University

 

Philip Oxhorn

Professor of Political Science

Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

 

Select papers from this conference were published as an edited collection (eds. Gordana Yovanovich and Roberta Rice) by the prestigious Routledge Publishing, and titled Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean (2016). This collection featured several papers by former students of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at the University of Guelph.

 

CONTENTS:                                                             

PART I: Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                          

1  Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society (3)

GORDANA YOVANOVICH AND ROBERTA RICE

                                                           

2  Civil Society from the Inside Out: Community, Organization and the Challenge of Political Influence (20)

PHILIP OXHORN

                                                                                               

PART II: Community

                                                                       

3 Modernized Honor Culture and Community: García Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold/Crónica de una muerte anunciada (49)

GORDANA YOVANOVICH

                                                                                   

4 Reframing the Archive and Expanding Collective Memory in order to Bridge the Divide between Community and Civil Society in Yxta Maya Murray’s The Conquest (63)

PABLO RAMIREZ

                                                                                   

5 Memory and Temporary Communities in Laura Restrepo’s The Dark Bride/La novia oscura (76)

MACA SUAZO AND LISA BELLSTEDT* (LACS Students)

                                                                                   

6 Community and Learning: The Process of Conscientization among Nicaraguan Peasants through Song (92)

MERY PEREZ* (LACS Student)

 

7 Community and the State: Piecing Together Differences in Alejandro Brugués’ Juan of the Dead (105)

MIHARU M. MIYASAKA AND PATRICK X. HORRIGAN* (LACS Students)

                                                                       

PART III: Civil Society

                                   

  1. ROBERTA RICE

                                                                                                                       

  1. CANDACE JOHNSON

                                                                                                                       

  1. CAROLINE SHENAZ HOSSEIN

                                                                                                                       

  1. OLGA NEDVYGA

 

  1. PASCAL LUPIEN                                               

                                                                                                                                               

PART IV: Conclusions

                                                                       

13 Towards Civic Community: Conclusions (221)

GORDANA YOVANOVICH AND ROBERTA RICE

                                                                       

List of Contributors 228

Index 231

 

“Finding a Place: Latin America and the Caribbean in a Transnational Context” Conference

Date: March 30, 2007

Location: University of Guelph

 

In preparation for the creation of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program the Organizing Committee at the University of Guelph hosted a one-day national conference which sought to highlight Latin American and Caribbean cultural uniqueness, to identify changes caused by globalization, as well as to explain acceptance and resistance to foreign cultural and political interventions in the last century.

 

           

Select papers from this conference were published as an edited collection (eds. Gordana Yovanovich and student Amy Huras) by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, and titled Latin American Identities After 1980 (2010). The work of many current faculty members, as well as a former student of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at the University of Guelph is featured in this collection.

 

CONTENTS:

Introduction (vii) by GORDANA YOVANOVICH* (LACS Faculty)

 

PART I:

Latin America and the New Pax Americana (3)

JORGE NEF (LACS faculty) AND ALEJANDRA RONCALLO

 

Cultural Resilience and Political Transformation in Bolivia (27)

SUSAN HEALEY

 

Globalization and Indígenas: The Alto Balsas Nahuas (51)

FRANS J. SCHRYER (LACS faculty)

 

Language Shift, Maintenance and Revitalization: Quichua in an Era of Globalization (79)

ROSARIO GÓMEZ* (LACS Faculty)

 

Afro-Brazilian Women’s Identities and Activism: National and Transnational Discourse (97)

JESSICA FRANKLIN

 

Legal Creolization, “Permanent Exceptionalism’’ and Caribbean Sojourners’ Truths (117)

ADRIAN SMITH

 

PART II:

 

Cuban Culture at the Eye of the Globalizing Hurricane: The Case of Nueva Trova (145)

NORMAN CHEADLE

 

From Pablo Neruda to Luciana Souza: Latin America as Poetic-Musical Space (167)

MARIA L. FIGUEREDO

 

The Transculturation of Capoeira: Brazilian, Canadian and Caribbean Interpretations of an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art (197)

JANELLE JOSEPH

 

Kcho’s La regata: Political or Poetic Installation? (217)

LEE L’CLERC (LACS faculty)

 

Collective Memory of Cultural Trauma in Peru: Efforts to Move from Blame to Reconciliation (235)

JENNIFER MARTINO* (LACS Student)

 

PART III:

 

Individualism and Human Rights in Antonio Skármeta’s Match Ball (257)

GORDANA YOVANOVICH* (LACS Faculty)

 

Collective Memory and the Borderlands in Guillermo Verdecchia’s Fronteras Americanas (273)

PABLO RAMIREZ* (LACS Faculty)

 

From Exile To the Pandilla: The Construction of The Hispanic-Canadian Masculine Subject in Cobro Revertido and Côte-Des-Nègres (287)

STEPHEN HENIGHAN* (LACS Faculty)

 

Contributors 301

Index 305