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Hamilton College’s Department of Romance Languages and Literature to Host Colloquium on Cross-Cultur

By Holly Foster  |  Contact Holly Foster 315-859-4068
Posted April 3, 2000
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The Hamilton College department of Romance Languages and Literature will host "Boundaries & Movement," a colloquium on Questions of Identity in the Contexts of Colonization, Immigration, and Diaspora in the Francophone and Hispanophone Worlds on April 7-8 at the college. It is free and open to the public.

The colloquium will feature scholars from the fields of history, cultural studies and literature. Participants will discuss how cultural identities are constructed in different parts of the French-speaking and Spanish-speaking worlds.

The conference will begin on Friday, April 7, in the Red Pit Auditorium of Kirner-Johnson Hall, with opening remarks by Roberta Krueger and Susan Sanchez-Casal of Hamilton College.

Cecelia Lawless, Hobart and William Smith College, will deliver a lecture, "Liminal Space: The Questioning of the Traditional Home Site in Havana, Cuba through Words and Images," at 4:15. Following that, Martine Guyot-Bender, Hamilton College, will screen a film, "An Ordinary Suburb," a documentary of French film maker Dominique Cabrera.

Saturday's events will take place in Dwight Lounge of Bristol Campus Center. A panel, "Contending with Outsiders: The Construction of Regional Identities," will be moderated by Diego Alonso of Hamilton, and will feature Emmanuel Dongala, Bard College; Jose Antonio Mazzotti and Barbara Corbett of Harvard University. It will begin at 10 a.m.

Another panel, Question of Identity: Disapora and Immigration" will take place from 2-4 p.m. with Joseph Mwantuali of Hamilton College as moderator. Panelists include Antonio Benitez-Rojo, Amherst College; Mireille Rosselo, Northwestern University and Leakthina Chau-Pech Ollier, Bowdoin College.

For more information contact Diego Alonso at (315) 859-4056, Martine Guyot-Bender (315) 859-4287 or Joseph Mwantuali (315) 859-4334.

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