6th International Conference on Transatlantic Studies

6th International Conference on Transatlantic Studies

Transatlantic Poetics towards a cross-cultural syntax.

Brown University presents the 6th International Conference on Transatlantic Studies, focusing this year on Transatlantic Poetics toward a cross-cultural syntax: Leonardo Padura, Enrique Vila-Matas and Alberto Fuquet, from April 10-14, 2012.

The Trans-Atlantic Project at Brown University is an academic initiative based at the Department of Hispanic Studies and supported by Latin American Studies that has been working since 1996 to advance research, teaching, and conversation among Brown faculty and students on issues related to the new area of "transatlantic studies."

Among these issues are the cultural history of exchange between Spain and the Americas, post-colonial representations, the role of Spanish in the U.S., the French avant-garde and its Atlantic dialogue, as well as exile and migrations. The theoretical ground of this research is based on the modern mechanisms of cultural exchange, identity formation and hybridity, geo-textualities, and communication in the new Humanities.

The session on April 11th, at Pembroke Hall (3rd floor), will be introduced by Dario Villanueva, former provost of the University of Santiago de Compostela and current Secretary of the Real Academia Española de la Lengua, followed by roundtable discussion with various authors, including Spanish writers Eloy Fernández Porta and Agustín Fernández-Mallo of the “Nocilla” or “Afterpop” generation.

Free and open to the public. Different venues per session: view the full program (PDF) for more information.

  • Literature
  • Providence, RI
  • Apr 10, 2012Apr 14, 2012


Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

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Sponsored by the Spain-USA Foundation, Conaculta, Cátedra Alfonso Reyes, Cátedra Roberto Bolaño and Cátedra Julio Cortazar.