Saturday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 301, JW Marriott
Igniting Hemispheric Scholarship in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
A special session. Presiding: Kimberly O’Neill, Quinnipiac Univ.
Speakers: Antonio Barrenechea, Univ. of Mary Washington; Chandrima Chakraborty, McMaster Univ.; Harris Feinsod, Northwestern Univ.; Claire Frances Fox, Univ. of Iowa; Amy K. King, Georgia Inst. of Tech.; Stephen Park, Univ. of Texas, Rio Grande Valley; Ana Patricia Rodríguez, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
This panel promotes exchange among contemporary hemispheric literary scholars. Panelists present five-minute ignite talks meant to familiarize both specialists and nonspecialists with our research projects: our questions, archives, methods, and challenges. During discussion, audience members are invited to participate in this effort to build community among hemisphericists.