Thursday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 306, JW Marriott
Latin American Literatures in the University
Program arranged by the forum LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American. Presiding: Jorge Coronado, Northwestern Univ.
Speakers: Carlos J. Alonso, Columbia Univ.; Danny J. Anderson, Trinity Univ.; Jill Robbins, Univ. of California, Merced; Nicolas Shumway, Rice Univ.; Vicky Unruh, Univ. of Kansas
How have departments of Spanish and Portuguese garnered resources for teaching and research missions in Latin American literatures and cultures? How do such units articulate with the larger administrative bodies of which they are a part? What are the challenges facing these units, internally and in the university? In this context, participants discuss particular initiatives and strategies.