Hispanic legends of film, literature, art, and music will be the subject of "Transatlantic New York", an international scholarly conference hosted by Instituto Cervantes, Brown University, and CUNY from May 24th to May 26th 2017 in New York City. Explore, celebrate and debate the collective creative genius of Hispanic culture in the United States.
Discussions about the "Who's Who" in Hispanic literature will include panels on the hottest writers today including Junot Díaz, Daniel Alarcón, Giannina Braschi, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Ricardo Piglia, and Carmen Boullosa.
The keynote address will be delivered on Thursday, May 24th by Ottmar Etee, entitled "Manhattan y las Islas dolorosas del Mar: De José Martí a las literaturas del mundo". There will also be a conversation with writers Norman Manea, Robert Boyers and Dulce María Zuniga.
Highlights of scholarly panels on Friday, May 26th include two back-to-back sessions on the Puerto Rican author of "Estados Unidos de Banana", Giannina Braschi. Professors Emilie Bergman (UC Berkeley), Francisco Moreno-Fernandez (Harvard University), and Manuel Broncano (Texas A&M) will tackle Spanish and Spanglish linguistics in "Giannina Braschi: Transatlantic Spanish from the Golden Age to the Information Age". The second academic panel focuses on "Giannina Braschi: Radical Thinking and the Body Politic" and features professors Laura Loustau (Chapman University), Ronald Mendoza-de Jesús (University of Southern California), Arnaldo Cruz (Forham University), and John Riofrio (William & Mary College).
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