2011 Conference Highlights/Program

Program Below

Dr. Anita Raghunath, of Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, discussing Caribbean characters in 18th Century English Dramas.
Dr. Anita Raghunath, of Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, discussing Caribbean characters in 18th Century English Dramas.

Dr. César Colón Montijo, from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, presenting his research on Rubén Blades.

César Colón Montijo, from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, presenting his research on Rubén Blades.

Dr. Linda Rodríguez, of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, discusses the new book Caribbean Erotic: Poetry, Prose, and Essays.

Dr. Linda Rodríguez, of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, discusses the new book Caribbean Erotic: Poetry, Prose, and Essays.

H. Stefan Walcott, of the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, delivers his presentation on Spouge and Barbadian Popular Music.H. Stefan Walcott, of the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, delivers his presentation on Spouge and Barbadian Popular Music.

Dr. Rafael Jackson and Dr.. Laura Bravo, both from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, present via Skype.

Dr. Rafael Jackson and Dr. Laura Bravo, both from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, present via Skype.

 

2011 CEA-CC CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Friday, April 15, 2011

8:00—9:00 Breakfast and Registration
9:00—9:15 Welcoming Remarks

      9:15-10:15 Panel I

Re-Visioning Texts

Moderator:  Denise Lopez Mazzeo, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
Eric D. Lamore, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; Autoadaptation and Ann Cameron’s Version of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African.  Written by Himself
Anita Raghunath, Vrije Universiteit at Amsterdam, The Netherlands;Carnival Kings and Black Clowns: The Subversive Voice on the 18th Century London Stage
Leonardo L. Flores, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [leonardo.flores@upr.edu]; A Shifting Electronic Text and Consciousness: Close Reading White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares

      10:30-11:30 Panel II

Locating the Caribbean

Moderator: Mary E. Sefranek, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Jeffrey Herlihy, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [jeffrey.herlihy@upr.edu]; Mojito en la Bodeguita, Daiquiri en la Floridita: Hemingway’s Caribbean Sequence
Carol N. Moe, InterAmerican University at San Germán [carolnmoe@yahoo.com]
Caribbean Paradises in Contemporary American Literature
Ricia Anne Chansky, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [ricia.chansky@upr.edu]; Warring Tastes: Caribbean and British Food as Metaphor in Andrea Levy’s Small Island

      11:45-12:45 Panel III –

Language and Identity Construction

Moderator: Mark Wekander, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
Alicia Pousada, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras [pousada.a@gmail.com]; Linguists in the Resolution of Caribbean Language Problems
Edward G. Contreras Santiago, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [edward.contreras@upr.edu]; Language Use in Mensajes de Texto by UPRM Students
Xavier A. Jiménez Cuba, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [xavier.jimenez@upr.edu]; Borderland/La Frontera: The New  Mestiza: A Life Narrative that Emerges from the Contact Zone

1:00-2:00 Lunch

      2:00-3:00 Panel IV

Folktales and Festivals

Moderator: Ricia Anne Chansky, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Rafael Ocasio, Agnes Scott College [rocasio@agnesscott.edu]; American and Puerto Rican Transcriptions of Puerto Rican Folk Tales and Legends
Mary E. Sefranek, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [mary.sefranek@upr.edu]; De/Mystifying Blackface in the Annual Festival de la Novilla: Confounding Productions of Race and Racism in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico
Perla Villafañe Rodríguez, Florida State University; Imagining a Puerto Rican National Identity through the National Indigenous Festival of Jayuya

      3:15-4:15 Panel V

Photographic Constructions of the Caribbean

Moderator: Jane Alberdeston, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
Rafael Jackson, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [rafajaxx@gmail.com]
Laura Bravo, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [laura_bravolopez@yahoo.com]; The Caribbean According to Pierre Verger: Characters and Landscapes Staging the Islands
Carlos Ruiz Valarino, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras;Landscape Photography and the Construction of Paradise

      4:30-5:45 Panel VI –

Culture in the Caribbean

Moderator: Leonardo L. Flores, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Marsha Hinds-Layne, University of the West Indies at Cave Hill [blackeststill@hotmail.com]
Peter Roberts, University of the West Indies at Cave Hill; Reading the Caribbean: History is More than Luxury
Steve Tamar, Fundación Surfrider Rincón [stevetamar@gmail.com]; New Waves:  Resource Use & Community Adaptation to Aquatic Sport
Jessica Lauer, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [jrlauer@gmail.com]; Reading Puerto Rican Recipes

Saturday, April 16, 2011

      8:15-9:00 Panel VII

New Perspectives on Caribbean and Latin American Literatures

Moderator: Denise Lopez Mazzeo, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
Sheryl C. Gifford, Florida Atlantic University [sgifford@fau.edu]; “Between my life that is over and my life to come”: Embodying Authorial Ambivalence in Fred D’Aguiar’s Feeding the Ghosts (1997)
Kevin George Kelly, Columbia Centro Universitario [kevingeorgekelly@gmail.com]; Polyrhythms within the Master Caribbean Narratives

      9:15-10:15 Panel VII

Popular Music

Moderator: Eric D. Lamore, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
H. Stefan Walcott, University of the West Indies at Cave Hill [hstefanwalcott@gmail.com]; Spouge the Return of the Living Dead: Musical Revival and Barbadian Popular Music
César Colón Montijo, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón [colmonti@gmail.com]; Macondismo in Salsa: Social and Magical Realism in Ruben Blades’ Repertoire
Meagan A. Sylvester, University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago [drmasylvester@hotmail.com]; An Excursion into the Social Historiography of Characters and Sounds of Traditional Genres of Music in the Trinidad and Tobago Music Landscape

      10:30-11:15 Panel VIII

Loves and Lovers

Moderator: Jane Alberdeston, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
Jennifer Matos Ayala, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; The Love of The Women of Brewster Place
Linda M. Rodríguez Guglielmoni, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [linda.rodriguez1@upr.edu]; Creating a Sanctuary: Caribbean Erotic

      11:30-12:30 Panel IX

Screening the Caribbean

Moderator: Ricia Anne Chansky, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Mary Leonard, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [mary.leonard@upr.edu]; Space, Place, and Film
Raquel Puig-Campos, InterAmerican University, Metropolitan Campus [raquelp54@coqui.net]; Lights, Camera, Action: ‘They do it Better in the Movies’: Film Noir and Gangsters in Roger Mais’s The Hills Were Joyful Together and Brother Man
Albert de Jesús Rivera, University of Houston-Downtown [dejesusa@uhd.edu]; The Tropical Allegory: The Caribbean in Recent Cinema and Television Versus the Region’s Own Short Story Writers View Point

      12:45-1:30 Panel X

Rhythms of Popular Culture in Puerto Rico

Moderator: Mark Wekander, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
Adriana Garriga-Lopez, Kalamazoo College [adriana.garriga-lopez@kzoo.edu]; “Vamo’a Matarno”: Sex and Death in Puerto Rican Rap and Reggeatón
Karrieann Soto Vega, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez [karriesoto@gmail.com]; Exploring Students’ Multimodal Readings of Music and Video Texts in an ESL College Classroom

      1:45 – 2:45 Panel XI

New Voices: Student Perspectives on Popular Culture

Moderator: Jocelyn A. Géliga Vargas, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Jayleen Babilonia Babilonia, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; Mystification and Demystification of the Caribbean in Alejo Carpentier’s El Reino de este mundo and El Acoso
Joel D. Rodríguez Rivera, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; The Social Institution of Confinement: Clothing as a Portrait of Colonial Puerto Rican History
Brenda Mazo Cruzado, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; Tropicalismo: Construction and Publicity of a Hyper-Paradise

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