Guest Registration

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By , May 4, 2013 3:05 PM

Guests are welcome to attend all events and to participate in the IABA-Chapter of the Americas planning meeting.  The registration fee for guests to attend is $200. and includes admission to all events and breakfast, lunch, morning coffee break, and afternoon coffee break on each day of the conference.  There is a discounted registration rate available for students.

If you would like to attend as a guest, please contact the conference convener, Ricia Anne Chansky, at ricia.chansky@upr.edu.

Program

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MONDAY, July 22, 2013

9:30-10:30 Registration and Breakfast [San Sebastian Meeting Room]

with a presentation on the Esta Vida Boricua Life Narrative Installation

10:30-11:00 Opening Remarks [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Ricia Anne Chansky, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Emily Hipchen, University of West Georgia 

11:00-12:30 Plenary Addresses [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Emily Hipchen

The Transnational Autobiographical Pact: The Canada Reads 2012 Controversy – Julie Rak, University of Alberta

Hemispheric Trust and Transnational Exchanges of Life Writing – Sidonie Smith, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 

12:30–1:30 Lunch [San Sebastian Meeting Room]

1:30-3:00 Plenary Addresses [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Ricia Anne Chansky

The Contested Domain of Caribbean Autobiography – Sandra Pouchet Paquet, Emerita University of Miami

Oral History, Memory, and Experience in Latin America – Gerardo Necoechea Gracia, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia

3:00-3:30 Afternoon coffee [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

3:30-4:30 Keynote Panel Discussion [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderators: Emily Hipchen and Ricia Anne Chansky

Gerardo Necoechea Gracia, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, Julie Rak, and Sidonie Smith

5:00-6:00 Opening Reception [Garita Reception Room]

TUESDAY, July 23, 2013 

9:00-10:00 Breakfast [San Sebastian Meeting Room]

10:00-11:15

Panel 1: New Ways of Reading African American Auto/Biography [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Christopher Powers, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative in the United States: Editing as Reception History – Eric D. Lamore, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Trust and Truth in Early African American Women’s Author Portraits – Joycelyn K. Moody, University of Texas at San Antonio

Class Consciousness in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl – William L. Andrews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

11:15-11:30 Morning Coffee [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

11:30-12:45

Panel 2: Afro-Diasporic Trajectories: Memory and Re-Memory [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Donna Hope

The “Things” of Afro-Diasporic Memory: An Oral History Project in Western Puerto Rico – Jocelyn Géliga Vargas, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Roots and Routes: Interconnections (or not) in Biographical Narratives – Suely Kofes, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Tracing Transatlantic and Hemispheric Genealogies in Contemporary Black Women’s Visual Art – Sarah Brophy, McMaster University 

12:45-1:45 Lunch [San Sebastian Meeting Room]

1:45-3:00

Panel 3: Translating and Being Translated [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Kari J. Winter

Translative Practices in Autobiography – Bella Brodzki, Sarah Lawrence College

Mapping Out a Treacherous Terrain: Translation and Testimonio in Inter-American Literature – Laura Beard, University of Alberta

Decolonizing Performance: Indigenous Self-Translation from Spiderwoman to Chocolate Woman – Eva Karpinski, Glendon College of York University

3:00-4:00 Afternoon coffee with a presentation [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Casting Lives in the Rainforests of the Americas – Alfred Hornung, Johannes Gutenberg University

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2013

9:00-10:00 Breakfast [San Sebastian Meeting Room]

10:00-11:00

Panel 4: Exploring Auto/Biographical Space [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Gillian Whitlock

The Machine in the Mirror: Space, Place, Cyberspace – Joel Haefner, Illinois Wesleyan University

Autobiographical Narratives and the Demands of Realism in Brazilian Literature – Sergio Barcellos, Ministry of Education, Brazil and Hofstra University

11:00-11:30 Morning Coffee [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

11:30-12:30

Panel 5: Exploring Space in and through Visual Life Narratives [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Julia Watson

Drawing Memory: Two Canadian Illustrated Holocaust Memoirs – Linda Warley, University of Waterloo

Identity and Narration: Autobiographical Quests – Leonor Arfuch, Universidad de Buenos Aires

12:30-1:30 Lunch [San Sebastian Meeting Room]

1:30-3:00

Panel 6: Gendered Auto/Biographical Spaces [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Cynthia Huff

Pure Victims and Unsympathetic Witnesses: Gendered Witness in a Transnational Frame – Leigh Gilmore, Northeastern University

Imagining Women’s Lives across Generational Divides: Feminism, Temporality, and the Metaphor of Waves – Kari J. Winter, State University of New York at Buffalo

Exploring Contested Gender Identities in Jamaican Dancehall – Donna Hope, University of the West Indies at Mona

The Ends of Testimony – Gillian Whitlock, The University of Queensland

3:00-4:00 Afternoon coffee with a presentation [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Why We Eat What We Eat: Towards a Puerto Rican Culinary Identity – Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra, University of Puerto Rico at Humaçao

THURSDAY, July 25, 2013

9:00-10:00 Breakfast [San Sebastian Meeting Room]

10:00-11:15

Panel 7: Relational Auto/Biography [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Leonor Arfuch

“The Right Voice”: Relational Autobiography and Celebrity Narrative in Patti Smith’s Just Kids – Julia Watson, Ohio State University

At Your Service: Posthuman Prostheses and Service Dog Narratives – Cynthia Huff, Illinois State University

Curaçaoan Narratives of Searching for the “We”: The Making and Remaking of Identities within a Caribbean Context – Rose Mary Allen, University of the Netherlands in the Antilles

11:15-11:30 Morning Coffee [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

11:30-12:30 

Panel 8: The Pedagogy of Auto/Biography [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Sergio Barcellos

Fields and Territories of (Auto)Biographical Research in Brazil: Research Networks and Rural Education – Elizeu Clementino de Souza, Universidade do Estado da Bahia

Songs of Experience and Horizons for a Pedagogy of Memoir – Gabriel Jaime Murillo Arango, Universidad de Antioquia

12:30-1:30 Lunch [San Sebastian Meeting Room]

1:30-2:30

Panel 9: Editing and Publishing Life Narratives [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Moderator: Rebecca Hogan, Emerita University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Editing Twenty Years on: Biography, Life Writing, and the Future of “Publication” – Craig Howes, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

a/b 21 c: Auto/Biography Studies in the Twenty-First Century – Emily Hipchen and Ricia Anne Chansky

2:30-3:30 Afternoon Coffee and IABA-Chapter of the Americas Business Meeting [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

All conference attendees are welcome to participate in this meeting to conceptualize and organize the inception of the IABA-Chapter of the Americas.

3:30-4:00 Closing Remarks [Fortaleza Meeting Room]

Printable Program

Visiting Old San Juan

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Sofia Italian Kitchen & Bar - San Juan, Puerto Rico         

           Hotel El Convento - 100 Cristo Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901   

 

Presenters

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We are pleased to announce that the Plenary Speakers for the 2013 Autobiography Across the Americas Conference are:

Gerardo Necoechea Gracia, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City, Mexico

Sandra Pouchet Paquet, Emerita University of Miami, USA

Julie Rak, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Sidonie Smith, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA

 

The conference proceedings feature presentations by:

Rose Mary Allen, University of the Netherlands in the Antilles, Curaçao

William L. Andrews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Leonor Arfuch, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sergio Barcellos, Ministry of Education, Brazil and Hofstra University, USA

Laura Beard, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Bella Brodzki, Sarah Lawrence College, USA

Sarah Brophy, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Ricia Anne Chansky, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Elizeu Clementino de Souza, Universidade do Estado da Bahia, Brazil

Jocelyn Géliga Vargas, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Leigh Gilmore, Northeastern University, USA

Joel Haefner, Illinois Wesleyan University, USA

Emily Hipchen, University of West Georgia, USA

Donna Hope, University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica

Alfred Hornung, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Craig Howes, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA

Cynthia Huff, Illinois State University, USA

Eva Karpinski, Glendon College of York University, Toronto, Canada

Suely Kofes, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Eric D. Lamore, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Joycelyn K. Moody, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Gabriel Jaime Murillo Arango, Universidad de Antioquia, Medallín, Colombia

Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra, University of Puerto Rico at Humaçao, Puerto Rico

Linda Warley, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Julia Watson, Ohio State University, USA

Gillian Whitlock, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Kari J. Winter, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

 

Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico

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The 2013 Autobiography Across the Americas Conference will be held at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

As a sponsor of the Autobiography Across the Americas Conference, the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel has offered conference attendees the discounted rate of $99. per night plus taxes and fees. The Sheraton has also extended discounted rates to reservations for two nights before the conference and two nights after the conference.  Additional nights will be charged at the weeknight rate of $99. and the weekend rate of $129, not including taxes and fees. To make your reservation, please click here and make sure to specify which nights you will be staying.

The closest airport is the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan (SJU).  The Sheraton Old San Juan is approximately twenty minutes from the airport by taxi and costs approximately $20. each way.  Rental cars are not recommended, as parking is extremely challenging in Old San Juan.

Summer 2013

The Autobiography Across the Americas Conference will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from Monday, July 22nd through Thursday, July 25th, 2013.

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