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2012 Conference on Carlos Fuentes
View Registrations Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend 2012 Conference on Carlos Fuentes: Ancient Mexico, Modernity, and the Literary Avant-Garde May 7-8, 2012 Golden Eagle Ballroom California State University, Los Angeles

5/7/2012 to 5/8/2012
When: 5/7/2012
Where: California State University,
Los Angeles, California 
United States
Contact: Dr. Roberto Cantú
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2012 Conference on Carlos Fuentes:
Ancient Mexico, Modernity,
and the Literary Avant-Garde
May 7-8, 2012
Golden Eagle Ballroom
California State University, Los Angeles

Sponsored by

UCLA'sDepartment of Spanish and Portuguese,
and Cal State L.A.'sGigi Gaucher-Morales MemorialLectureSeries, and
theEmeriti Association

Conference Highlights

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Georgina García Gutiérrez Vélez
Centro de Estudios Literarios del Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Title of Lecture:

"Carlos Fuentes and Diego Rivera:
Leading Creators of ‘Renaissances’ in Mexico”

Saturday, May 8, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom

Dr. Georgina García Gutiérrez Vélez received her Ph.D. in Literature and Linguistics from the Colegio de México, with a dissertation on the narrative of Carlos Fuentes. She is Professor in the Graduate Literature Division at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and has taught at El Colegio de México, the University of California, San Diego and, among other institutions, atIndiana University-Pennsylvania. Sheis a member of the Cátedra Carlos Fuentes (UNAM), andwas elected as the "Scholar Outside the USA and Canada”, by the Assembly of the Modern Languages Association (1991-1993). Dr. García Gutiérrez Vélez has organized four international conferences: one on Carlos Fuentes’s novel La región más transparente (Where the Air is Clear), held on November 10-14, 2008, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the novel’s first edition. She is currently editing the volume of essays presented at the 2008 conference. Among her many distinguished publications, her books on Carlos Fuentes include the following: Los disfraces. La obra mestiza de Carlos Fuentes (El Colegio de México, 1981; second edition, 2000); a critical edition, annotated and with an introduction, on Carlos Fuentes, La región más transparente (Madrid: Cátedra, 1982); editor and contributor in Carlos Fuentes: Relectura de su obra: Los días enmascarados y Cantar de ciegos (Universidad de Guanajuato/El Colegio Nacional/INBA, 1995); and editor of Carlos Fuentes desde la crítica (México:Taurus, 2001). She has been a member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores since 1990. Her work in progress is a book on the Poetics of Carlos Fuentes.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Steven Boldy
Cambridge University, UK

Title of Lecture:

"From Affront to Melodrama:
Aesthetics, Violence, and Family
In the Recent Narrative of Carlos Fuentes”

Saturday, May 8, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom

Dr. Steven Boldy was born in Yorkshire, England. He took a BA degree in Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University (1973) and a PhD there in 1978. He has taught at the Universities of Liverpool, Tulane, New Orleans, and, since 1984, in Cambridge, where he is Professor of Latin American Literature. He is the author of The Novels of Julio Cortázar (Cambridge: UP), The Narrative of Carlos Fuentes: Family, Text, Nation (Durham, 2006/2012) and, among other books, A Companion to Jorge Luis Borges (Tamesis, 2009). Professor Boldy has published articles on Latin American writers, including Juan Rulfo and Alejo Carpentier.

Dr. Lanin Gyurko
The University of Arizona

Title of Lecture:

"Carlos Fuentes and World Film”

Friday, May 7, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom

Dr. Lanin Gyurko is Professor of Spanish at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Born in Connecticut, he received his B.A degree from Yale University and Master's and Ph.D. in Romance Languages from Harvard University, where he studied with Enrique Anderson Imbert and Raimundo Lida. Gyurko has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University, where he was Associate Professor; Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, and Head of the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Arizona. In 1984 he founded and developed, and has since been the Director, of the Mexican and Mexican American Literature and Culture Program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. His areas of specialization include Latin American Literature and Culture of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, with emphasis on narrative and theatre, Mexican Literature and Culture from the Pre-Columbian Epoch to the present, Chicano Literature and Culture and Film Studies. Gyurko has published extensively on Argentine and Mexican Literature, and with Nancy Hall, edited the book Studies in Honor of Enrique Anderson Imbert. Professor Gyurko is the author of extensive monographs and more than sixty essays on the narrative and dramatic art of Carlos Fuentes, including books such as: Lifting the Obsidian Mask: The Artistic Vision of Carlos Fuentes (Potomac, Maryland: Scripta Humanistica, 2007); The Shattered Screen: Myth and Demythification in the Art of Carlos Fuentes and Billy Wilder (New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2009); and Magic Lens: The Transformation of the Visual Arts in the Narrative World of Carlos Fuentes (New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2010). In 2002, Professor Gyurko was given the Orden de los Descubridores Award by Sigma Delta Pi, La Sociedad Nacional Hispánica. He enjoys playing chess and baseball, listening to Chicago Dixieland jazz, particularly Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke, and reading the poetry of the Voice of New England, Robert Frost.

Dr. Maarten van Delden
University of California, Los Angeles

Title of Lecture:

"La muerte de Artemio Cruz as Modernist Text”

Friday, May 7, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom

Dr. Maarten van Delden is Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA. He obtained his BA in English from the University of Cambridge, his MA in General Literature from the University of Utrecht, and his PhD in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 2009, he taught at New York University, Rice University, and the University of Southern California. He has been a Research Scholar at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa. Van Delden is the author of Carlos Fuentes, Mexico, and Modernity (Vanderbilt University Press, 1998) which was recognized as an "Outstanding Scholarly Book" by Choice, and co-author (with Yvon Grenier) of Gunshots at the Fiesta: Literature and Politics in Latin America (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009). In addition, he is the author of numerous articles and reviews on topics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Latin American Literature, Comparative Literature, and U.S. American Literature. His article "Máscaras mexicanas en La región más transparente” is forthcoming in a collection of essays on Carlos Fuentes edited by Georgina García Gutiérrez Vélez.

Featured Session on Tlaxcala, México
May 8, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom-A

Title of Session:

"Tlaxcala en la historia cultural de México:
del Teatro Colonial del Siglo XVI a la obra de Miguel N. Lira"

Moderator: Hildebrando Villarreal, California State University, Los Angeles

1. Enrique Padilla Sánchez, Director General
Colegio de Bachilleres del Estado de Tlaxcala
"La historia de la educación media superior en Tlaxcala”

2. Guadalupe Alemán Ramírez
Colegio de Bachilleres del Estado de Tlaxcala
"El Teatro Colonial en Tlaxcala, del siglo XVI al siglo XVIII”

3. Alejandro Rosete Sosa
Colegio de Bachilleres del Estado de Tlaxcala
"Miguel N. Lira, el gran poeta desconocido”

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