Conference Papers & Presentations

  • “Geocritical Readings of Border Literatures.” Graduate Seminar Lecture Series. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Mendoza, Argentina. August 8-10, 2019.
  • “The Immense Minority. Latin@s in the United States and their Positional Identities.” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. Ephraim, WI. January 27, 2019.
  • “Politización del espacio / Espacialización de la política en Argirópolis de Domingo F. Sarmiento.” 2017 North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA) Conference50 years of Researching, Discovering, and Celebrating Latin America!.” UW-Madison. Madison, WI. October 5-7, 2017.
  • “Dispatches from Cuba: Before and After Fidel. A personal Journey.” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. Ephraim, WI. October 8, 2017.
  • “Artist in Residence Lecture.” Appleton Public Library. Appleton, WI. November 22, 2016.
  • “¿Hay un Latino en este recinto?” 2016 North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA) ConferenceTies That Bind: Latin American Studies in a Global World.” UW-La Crosse. La Crosse, WI. November 4-5, 2016.
  • “Space as Text.” Graduate Seminar Lecture Series. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Mendoza, Argentina. September 1-3, 2016.
  • “La inmensa minoría” Universidad de San Andrés. Victoria, Argentina. August 22, 2016.
  • Lectures on “Expressions of Ethnicity.” Lawrence University Mielke Institute. Bjorklunden, Door County, WI. June 19-24, 2016.
  • “Promise and Peril (1980-2000) – NEH LatinoAmericans Series. Episode VI. Appleton Public Library. Appleton, WI. January 13, 2016.
  • “Latin American Studies in Higher Education. Are Latin American Studies Global?” Latin American Studies: Present and Future. UW-Milwaukee. WI. December 4, 2015.
  • “Tango’s Cultural Diasporic Geographies.” North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA) Conference “Immigration, Emigration, Exile, and Return.” Carroll University. Waukesha, WI. September 24-26, 2015.
  • “Memory and the Politicization of Space / Spatialization of Politics in Buenos Aires’ urban space.” 2014 Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference. Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014.
  • “Buenos Aires as Political Urban Space” Works in Progress Lecture Cycle. Lawrence University. Appleton, WI. October 30, 2014.
  • “Border Literatures in the United Graduate Seminar Lecture Series. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Mendoza, Argentina. August 28- 30, 2014.
  • “Lectures on Latin American culture.” Lawrence University Mielke Institute. Bjorklunden, Door County, WI. June 23-27, 2014.
  • “Tango! And Nation Building.” Latin American Chamber Music Festival. Lawrence University. Appleton, WI. November 12, 2011.
  •  “Japanese Culture in the Diaspora: Three Japanese-Brazilian Artists.” Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Japan Studies Association. San Francisco, CA. January 6-8, 2011.
  • “Border Literatures in the United States.” Graduate Seminar Lecture Series. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Mendoza, Argentina. August 27- 29, 2009.
  • “What Borders? / Why Bother?” MACHL (Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature). University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI. October 4-6, 2007.
  • “Estudios Fronterizos: perspectivas teóricas de la frontera méxico-norteamericana a Macao” and
  • “Macao como puente cultural entre Asia y América Latina a través del arte”  XIII Congreso FIEALC (Federación Internacional de Estudios Sobre América Latina y el Caribe). “América Latina-Caribe y Asia-Pacífico en el siglo XXI.”Macau, China. September 25-28, 2007.
  • “The Life and Works of Jorge Luis Borges.” Freshman Studies Seminar. Lawrence University. Appleton, WI. September 18, 2007.
  • “Painting with Acrylics” Summer Seminar. Lawrence University. Bjorklunden Campus. Door County, WI. June 17 – 22, 2007.
  • “Border Literatures in the United States.” Graduate Seminar Lecture Series. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Mendoza, Argentina. August 22-September 2, 2006.
  • “Argentina Then and Now.” “Noon hour Philosophers Winter/Spring.” Appleton, WI. January 18, 2006.
  • “El cine hispano como sitio de historia, memoria, e identidad.”Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference “History, Memory, Exile.” Pfister Hotel. Milwaukee, WI. November 10-13, 2005.
  • “Hispanic, Latino, and Latin American Identities in the United States.” Panel at Ripon College. Ripon, WI. October 27, 2005.
  • Arte Hispano.” Lecture. Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (IUNA). Bs. As., Argentina. September 24, 2004.
  • “Obras Clásicas en la Eneñanza Universitaria: La experiencia de Lawrence University.” Philadelphia College / ESEADE (Escuela Superior de Economía y Administración de Empresas).  Buenos Aires, Argentina. September 15, 2004.
  • “Hispanic Identities in the United States.”Fulbright Graduate Seminar. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Mendoza, Argentina. July-September 2004.
  • “Hispanic Identities in the United States.” Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference “The University.” Congress Plaza Hotel. Chicago, IL. November 7 – 9, 2003.
  • “Construction of a National Identity in Latin America.” Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference “Thinking Post-Identity.” Minneapolis, MN. November 8 – 10, 2002.
  • “The Use of Digital Oral Portfolio in Language Programs.” Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference “Thinking Post-Identity.” Minneapolis, MN. November 8 – 10, 2002.
  • “Naturally.”  Gallery talk. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum. Neenah, WI, U.S.A. October 27, 2002.
  • “La identidad latinoamericana en su arte contemporáneo.” North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA). University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Platteville, WI. October 10 – 12, 2002.
  • Pedro Páramo de Juan Rulfo como metáfora antropológica” Midwest Conference on Latin American Studies. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI. April 18-19, 2002.
  • “Making Art in America: a Personal Visual Journey.” Lecture at the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (IUNA). Buenos Aires, Argentina.  November 9, 2001.
  • “Spatial Metaphors of the Irrational in Spain: Goya and Dalí.” Lecture Mortar Board Honor Society’s Series “First Chance / Last Chance.”  Lawrence University. Appleton, WI. April 10, 2001.
  • “Putting It in Context: Four Contemporary Artists from Argentina.” Lecture at the Wriston Arts Center. Lawrence University. Appleton, WI. November 17, 2000.
  • “Borges’ Women in Film.”  25th Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film. West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV. October 12 – 14, 2000.
  • “The LCSR Program on Line.” Lecture at The University of Lynchburg. Lynchburg, Virginia. March 21, 2000.
  • “Argentinean Painting.” Lecture presented at Keystone College. La Plume, PA. March 8, 2000.
  • “Written and Visual Texts in Mid-Century Mexico: Juan Rulfo and Rufino Tamayo.” Lecture at Lawrence University. Appleton, WI.  January 17, 2000.
  • Pedro Páramo en el cine.” 24th Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film. West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV. September 16 – 18, 1999.
  • Contemporary Art from Latin America at the End of the Century: The Case of Argentina.” Virginia Humanities Conference “Anticipating The End: The Experience of the Nineties.” Mary Baldwin College.  Lexington, VA. March 19 – 20, 1999.
  • “Latin American Art at the End of the Century.” Sweet Briar College. Sweet Briar, VA. February 17, 1999.
  • “Historia y literatura en Argentina: Santa Evita de Tomas Eloy Martínez. 24th Annual Hispanic Literatures Conference. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Indiana, PA. October 23-24, 1998.
  • “History vs. ‘Her-Story’ in the Works of Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers.” 29th Annual North Eastern Modern Languages Association (NEMLA). Baltimore, MD.  April 17 – 18, 1998.
  • “Examining Our Prejudices.” Panel Discussion. Maier Museum of Art. Randolph-Macon Women’s College. Lynchburg, VA. March 8 – 9, 1998.
  • “Sketches Series. Contemporary Art from Latin America.” Lecture at the Pierre Daura ArtGallery.  The University of Lynchburg. Lynchburg, VA. February 11, 1998.
  • “Juan Rulfo’s Gaze.” 22nd Annual Colloquium on Modern Literature and Film. West Virginia University.  Morgantown, WV. October 16 – 18, 1997.
  • Eterna: La Eva de Mabel.”(With E. Hermann). 47th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. East Carolina University. Greenville, NC.  October 16 – 18, 1997.
  • “Sábato pintor.” 28th Annual North Eastern Modern Languages Association (NEMLA). Philadelphia, PA. April 4 – 5, 1997.
  • “The Bull Figure as a Marginal Manifestation of the Latin American Sacred.” 112th Modern Language Association of America (MLA) Convention. Washington, D.C. December 27 – 30, 1996.
  • “Literature and Gender in Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers.”XXII Congreso Anual de Literaturas Hispánicas. El último cuarto del S XX. XXII. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA. October 18-19, 1996.
  •  “Argentinean Contemporary Art: Dramas of Identity.”  20th Annual International Association for Philosophy and Literature Conference “Dramas of Culture.” George Mason University. Fairfax, VA. May 7 – 11, 1996.
  • “Sumisión, silencio, sentencia: la mujer en los cuentos de Borges.”(With E. Hermann). 26th Annual North Eastern Modern Languages Association. Montréal, Canada. April 19 – 20, 1996.
  • “La Gutre, La Colorada, La Intrusa: representación de la mujer en la filmografía de Jorge Luis Borges.” VI Conferencia Internacional de la Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica. “La representación femenina: Imagen y escritura.” Barnard College. New York, NY. October 19-21, 1995.
  • “‘Macario’ de Juan Rulfo y el espacio de un monólogo.”45th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. Radford University. Radford, VA. October 5 – 7, 1995.
  • “Politics and Literature as Seen by Three Contemporary Argentine Women Writers.” Latin American Studies Association 19th International Congress (LASA). Washington, D.C. September 28 – 30, 1995
  • “Arte actual en U.S.A.”National School of Fine Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredón.” August 17, 1995 & at “Perez Celis. Actividades Creativas.” Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 22, 1995.
  • “La obra fantástica de Angélica Gorodischer: literatura y política en la Argentina del Proceso.”(With E. Hermann). 26th Annual North Eastern Modern Languages Association (NEMLA). Boston, MA. March 31 – April 1, 1995.
  • Chair Panel “Twentieth Century Mexican Fiction.” 26th Annual North Eastern Modern Languages Association (NEMLA). Boston, MA. March 31 – April 1, 1995.
  • “The LCSR Program at Lynchburg College – Involving Students in a Community of Scholars.” “The Freshman Year Experience.” The University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC. February 18 -21, 1995.
  • Los devorados de Alina Diaconú, la utopía y su expresión.”(With E. Hermann). West Georgia College “International Conference on The Hideous and The Sublime in Literature and the Visual Arts, Including Cinema.” Atlanta, GA. November 22 – 24, 1994.
  • Chair Panel “Autobiografemas de la escritura argentina.” 5th International Conference of the ‘Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica.’ “Modalidades de representación del sujeto auto/bio/gráfico femenino.” Davidson College. Davidson, NC. October 20 – 22, 1994.
  • “Literatura y relación social y cultural de las Américas.”(With E. Hermann). 6th Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Yale University, New Haven, CT. September 30 – October 2, 1994.
  • “La utopía y su voz: Alina Diaconú.”(With E. Hermann). American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) 1994 Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. August 7 – 11, 1994.
  • “Lex dura lex sed lex: el derecho en la obra de Juan Rulfo.” 30th Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI). University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. June 12-16, 1994.
  • “Alina Diaconú-Josefina Robirosa. Their ‘Blue Lagoon’ Symbolic Dual Representation.” (With E. Hermann). 25th Annual North Eastern Modern Languages Association (NEMLA). Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA. April 8 – 10, 1994.
  • “A Character-Author in Search of Her Voice in Reina Roffé’s La rompiente.” (With E. Hermann). Annual Conference of the Study for Latin American Studies. University of Liverpool. The Institute of Latin American Studies. Liverpool, England. March 25 – 27, 1994.
  • “Argentina, Brazil, Chile: Democracy & Market Economics.” 1994 “Great Decisions Lecture Series.” Lynchburg Public Library. Sponsored by the YWCA. Lynchburg, VA. March 9, 1994.
  • “The LCSR Program at Lynchburg College.” “The Freshman Year Experience.” The University of South Carolina. Crystal City Marriot. Arlington, VA. November 18 – 20, 1993.
  • “Te amo, te odio: videncia y ceguera en Ernesto Sábato.”West Georgia College “International Conference on Representations of Love and Hate.” Atlanta, GA. October 22 – 24, 1993.
  • “Pedro Páramo como novela regionalista.”Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature (MACHL). Washington University in St. Louis. St. Louis, MO. October 14 – 17, 1993.
  • La rompiente: To Break the Silence.” (With E. Hermann). 43rd Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. Clemson University. Clemson, SC. October 7 – 9, 1993.
  • “Lecture on Painting.”  Lecture at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “Prilidiano Pueyrredón.” Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 19, 1993.
  • “Women and Literature in Argentina.” (With E. Hermann). Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) 1993 Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. August 9 – 13, 1993.
  • “People with Me.” (With E. Hermann). Midlands Conference on Language & Literature. Creighton University. Omaha, NE. April 2 – 3, 1993.
  • “Social Changes in Argentina: Three Argentinean Women Writers Raise Their Voices.” (With E. Hermann). West Georgia College “International Conference on The Word and The World of Discovery.” Atlanta, GA. October 16 – 18, 1992.
  • La rompiente: integración de un mundo alienado y en fragmentos.” (With E. Hermann). 18th Annual Hispanic Literatures Conference. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Indiana, PA. October 9 – 10, 1992.
  • “Internal Exiles: Images of Travel in Some Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers.” (With E. Hermann). 42nd Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. Oct. 8-10, 1992.
  • “Exilios internos: el tema del viaje en cinco escritoras argentinas actuales.”(With E. Hermann) American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). 5th Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting. Manchester, NH. September 24 – 26, 1992.
  • “Justicia y política en los cuentos de tres escritoras argentinas.”(With E. Hermann). American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Cancún, México. August 9 – 13, 1992.
  • “Colleges and Universities in the U.S.A.” Lecture presented at the Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano (I.C.A.N.A.). Buenos Aires, Argentina. July 13, 1992.
  • “Justice and Politics: Three Argentinean Women Writers May Have Something to Say.” Lecture presented at East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, TN. April 14, 1992.
  • “Lecture on Painting.” Lecture presented at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Richmond, VA. April 13, 1992.
  • “El espacio visual de Rulfo.”16th Annual Meeting Philological Association of the Carolinas. University of North Carolina. Clemson, NC. March 12-14, 1992.
  •  “¿Existe una literatura femenina?” (With E. Hermann). Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. February 26 – 29, 1992.
  • “Philosophizing the Myth: Rodolfo Kusch and Juan Rulfo.” West Georgia College “International Conference on Myth and Fantasy.” Atlanta, GA. October 25 – 27, 1991.
  • “Las fotografías de Juan Rulfo.” Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE. October 3 – 5, 1991.
  • “Madness and Surrealism.” West Virginia University Annual Colloquium on Modern Literature and Film. West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV, September 19 – 21, 1991.
  • “Ritual and Myth in Juan Rulfo’s ‘Luvina.’” The College Language Association. Benedict College. Columbia, SC. April 17 – 20, 1991.
  • “Escritura femenina en tres escritoras argentinas.” Lecture at the University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. April 11, 1991.
  • “‘Luvina’ de Juan Rulfo como manifestación del pensar seminal.”15th Annual Meeting Philological Association of the Carolinas. University of North Carolina. Charlotte, NC. Feb. 28 – March 2, 1991.
  • “Historia e historias de escritoras argentinas.”Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. February 20 – 23, 1991.
  • “Alienation Mexican Style: Juan Rulfo’s ‘Macario’.” International Rhetoric Council Annual Conference. University of San Diego. San Diego, CA. November 16 – 17, 1990.
  • “The Space of the Irrational.” West Georgia College “International Conference on Surrealism and the Oneiric Process in Literature and the Visual Arts”” Atlanta, GA. October 26 – 28, 1990.
  • “Argentina: The Female Voice.” 16th Congreso de Literaturas Hispánicas. Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Indiana, PA. October 19 – 20, 1990.
  • “The Space in Los pazos de Ulloa.”Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Colorado at Boulder. Boulder, CO. October 4 – 6, 1990.
  • “Argentinean Writers.”  10h Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH. May 16 – 18, 1990.
  • “Corpus Rulfi. Juan Rulfo’s Bodies in Space.” “Bodies in Space: Constructions and Representations of Space, Place and Time.” 15th Annual International Association for Philosophy and Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Irvine, CA. April 26 – 28, 1990.
  • “El espacio en Juan Rulfo.”Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature. The University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS. November 9 – 11, 1989.