Congreso Transatlántico Brown University

(Dedicated to Ruth J. Simmons)
April 10-14th, 2012

Transatlantic Poetics
(Toward a Cross-Cultural Syntax)

The Transatlantic Project at Brown University welcomes abstracts on
cultural practices that configure an Atlantic syntax. Topics include: contacts,
negotiations, re-appropriations; new formats and artifacts; practices of
exchange, production, and circulation; as well as translation and transatlantic
triangulations. This poetics in progress opens spaces of articulation and
debate between Europe, the United States, and Latin America. The
conference is especially interested in, but not limited to, papers on Africa in
Cuba; the international detective novel; and Spanish between regional and
native languages. Other transatlantic issues (from cross-cultural theory to
technologies and material culture) and readings (from the international
Modernism to the XXI Century arts and literature) are also welcome.

Special sessions will be dedicated to Enrique Vila-Matas (Spain), Leonardo
Padura (Cuba), and Alberto Fuguet (Chile).

We will honor the work of Milagros Ezquerro, Darío Villanueva and Sylvia

Co-sponsored by
Brown’s Department of Hispanic Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
The Office of the President, Office of International Affairs,
The Cervantes Institute New York,
Universidad de Guadalajara, TEC de Monterrey,
Cátedra Roberto Bolaño de la Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, and

Email abstract by Dec 15th, 2011 to:
Hispanic Studies, Box 1961, Brown University,
Providence, RI 02912
Registration: students ($75), professors ($10).