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Negritud Conference

March 12-14, 2009 Atlanta, GA

1 Annual Conference of Afro-Latin American Studies

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All Conference sessions and activities will be held at the Carl Mary Ware Building rooms 102 and 103 Registration will be open on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 to 4:00

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

9:00-10:30 CMW 102

10:45-12:15 CMW 102

1:30-3:00 CMW 102

3:15-4:45 CMW 102

Music and Identity

Chaired by: Luis Miletti, Clark Atlanta University Sara Busdiecker, Texas A&M University, "Singing Race, Dancing Culture, Drumming History: The Social Construction of Afro-Bolivian-ness through Saya Music" Hector Fernández L'Hoste, Georgia State University, "De blanqueamiento y otros desafectos: el impacto del tropipop en la escena musical colombiana" Jorge Porras, Sonoma State University, "El lenguaje afro-hispánico de Candelario Obeso en Cantos populares de mi tierra" Gaye Theresa Johnson, University of California Santa Barbara, "'Sobre Las Olas': A Mexican Genesis in Borderlands Jazz"

Caribbean Identity I

Chaired by: Georges Nana, Spelman College Ana Rueda García, Tennessee State University, "De un viaje sin identidad a un exilio espiritual: La pérdida del equipaje en "Dreaming in Cuban" Aisha Cort, Emory University, "Negrometraje, literature and race: Afro-Cuban identity and the Black Aesthetic in Revolutionary Cuba" Sonia Robertson, Clark Atlanta University, "The People of Loiza, Puerto Rico and a Legacy of Cimaronaje"

Creative Writing

Chaired by: Clemetina Adams, Clemson University Nalda Baez, University of Texas-Pan American, "Lo que te crees", "¿Cómo me ven?", "Ponte pa' ese número", "Afro-Dominicana ....", "Libre" and "La amenaza" Luis Miletti, Clark Atlanta University, "La Súplica"

Identity

Chaired by: Narciso Hidalgo, University of South Florida Stephen Silverstain, University of Virginia, "The Discourse of Racial Purity in Gómez de Avellaneda's Sab" Rosetta Codling, Independent Scholar, "The Famished Road from Nigger, Negro, Black, and back to Coloured" Carlos Rojas Osorio, Universidad de Puerto Rico, "René Menil: colonialismo, estética y sentimiento racial" Dennis Miller, Clayton State University, "!Dejame en paz!: El estudio de la colonizacion nicaraguense en el drama nicaraguense del siglo XX y los cuerpos de las morenas"

12.30-1.30 CMW 103

Raices Distantes: conexiones de la Diáspora africana

Presented by: Theodore Shaw

5:00-6:30

Opening Reception

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FRIDAY, MARCH 13

8:30-9:45 CMW 102

11:45-1:15 CMW 102

2:00-3:30 CMW 102

5:30-7:00 CMW 102

Documentary: "The challenge of coexistence"

10:00-11:30 CMW 102

Poetry

Chaired by: Nalda Baez, University of Texas PanAmerican

Caribbean Identity II

Chaired by: Luis Miletti, Clark Atlanta University Malinda Williams, University of Denver, "Eccentric Mythologies': the mestizaje-négritud dialogue and the fiction of Rosario Ferré" Tatiana Tagirova, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, "Leo Tolstoy in Caribbean Imagination: The Importance of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in the Writings of Claude McKay and Nilo Cruz" Narciso Hidalgo, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, "El legado del ingenio azucarero en Cuba" Kyle Echols, University of North Florida, "Criminology, Genocide and Eugenics: Reflections on the Work of Freddy Prestol Castillo"

Negritud en Perú y Bolivia

Chaired by: Jorge Porras, Sonoma State University Luis Paredes, University at Albany, State University of New York, "From El Callejón del Buque to the Theaters of the World: The Artistic Interpretation of Perú Negro" Ramirez Reyna, Independent Scholar, "El Aporte de los Afrodescendientes a la Cultura Peruana" Jacqueline Alvarez Ogbesor, Spelman College, "Construcción del imaginario de la población afroboliviana del siglo XIX en la leyenda del Zambo Salvito"

Negritud y Negrismo

Chaired by: Violeta Donawa, Michigan State University Luis Valdiviezo Arista, University of Massachusetts, "Senghor, Negritud y el Diálogo entre Civilizaciones" Mamadou Badiane, University of Missouri, "Did Negrismo talk to Négritude?"

William Luis, Vanderbilt University, "Afro-Latino Identity and the Poetry of Tato Laviera" Brenda Dominguez, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, "The Venting of Anger: A Healing Tool in African-Caribbean Poetry and Music"

1:00- 3:00 CMW 103

Sankofa Spirit presents: Quilombo Country 2006

Presented by: Theresa Charles

3:45-5:15 CMW 102

Documentar y: "Human rights in Quisqueya"

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14

8:30-9:45 CMW 102

11:45-1:15 CMW 102

2:00-3:30 CMW 102

3:45-5:15 CMW 102

Raices y representaciones

Chaired by: Dennis Miller, Clayton State University Brian Gunderson, Western Michigan University, "¿Hay un futuro para la raza negra? The Big Banana y la representación de los garífunas dentro y fuera de Centroamérica como respuesta" Khédija Gadhoum, Clayton State University, "Huellas negras: Trascendiendo experiencias mestizas en Veracruz"

African roots and the construction of the national identity

Chaired by: Paul Brown, Clark Atlanta University Rudyard Alcocer, Georgia State University, "The Haunting Past in Dáina Chaviano's El hombre, la hembra y el hambre" Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas, North Carolina Central University, "The African Sahelo-Sudanic Belt in the Birth of Mexican Vaqueros and Vaquero Culture in Veracruz Lowlands" Clementina Adams, Clemson University, "Humanism in Afro-Hispanic Women's Novels of Denouncement and War" Chris Hastings, University of Memphis, "Immigration Issues as Foretold by Color Struck"

Images of the Afro Brazilian Women

Chaired by: Dawn Duke, University of Tennessee Mara Borges, University of Tennessee, "A representação da figura feminina no contexto da violência nos contos "Ana Davenga" e "Maria", de Conceição Evaristo" Krista Kendricks, University of Tennessee, "The Temptation to Exist in Aluísio Azevedo's Mulatto and The Slum" Dawn Duke, University of Tennessee, "Images of the Afro-Brazilian Woman in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature" Luciana Prestes, University of Tennessee, "Imigração e a retratação da mulher afro-brasileira no contexto social"

Inmigración e identidad

Chaired by: Rosalind Arthur-Andoh, Clark Atlanta University Violeta Donawa, Michigan State University, "Exploring the Afro-Latino Presence: The Afro-Panamanian Experience in Michigan" Alain Lawo-Sukam, Texas A&M University, "Recordando el pasado y forjando el futuro: La presencia, contribución y condición y de los pueblos afromexicanos en los Estados Unidos de México"

10:00-11:30 CMW 102

Religion, Anthropology and Identity

Chaired by: Khédija Gadhoum, Clayton State University Cari Williams, Emory University, "Beyond the Picturesque" Scott Ickes, University of South Florida, "Imaging and Imagining African-Bahian Culture: The photographs of Pierre Verger and Shifting Discourses of Bahianidade" 6

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PARTICIPANTS

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Revista de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos

Clementina Adams Rudyard Alcocer Jacqueline Alvarez Ogbesor Rosalind Arthur-Andoh Mamadou Badiane Nalda Baez Mara Borges Paul Brown Sara Busdiecker Theresa Charles Rosetta Codling Aisha Cort Steeve Coupeau Brenda Dominguez Violeta Donawa Dawn Duke Kyle Echols Khédija Gadhoum Brian Gunderson Chris Hastings Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas Narciso Hidalgo Scott Ickes Gaye Theresa Johnson Krista Kendricks Alain Lawo-Sukam Hector Fernández L'Hoste William Luis Luis Miletti Dennis Miller Georges Nana Luis Paredes Jorge Porras Luciana Prestes Ramirez Reyna Sonia Robertson Carlos Rojas Osorio Ana Rueda Garcia Theodore Shaw Scott Shinabargar Stephen Silverstain Tatiana Tagirova Luis Valdiviezo Arista Cari Williams Malinda Williams

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