New Formulations in Hispanic and Lusophone Studies
June 28-29 – University College Cork
O’Rahilly Building, Room G27


9.30 Registration
9.45 Opening Remarks – Dr Helena Buffery and organisers
10.00 Keynote Lecture – Dr Conrad James  Dominican trans: Gender and Global Influence in the Poetry of Frank Báez
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Panel 1. Multilingualism, Interculturality and Translation as Activism

Chair: Laura Linares
Ana Regina Lessa – UCC
Voices beyond Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Reflecting on authorship and translation

Craig Neville – UCC
When author met translator: An exploration of authorship and translatorship in The Gurugu Pledge (2017), written by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel and translated by Jethro Soutar

María Cardona – UCC
A shipwreck foretold: The language of García Márquez in translation

13.00 Lunch
14.30 Panel 2. Decolonial Perspectives and Practices

Chair: Yairen Jerez
Cian Warfield – UCC
Difficulties with the decolonial: Reflecting on the space between theory and practice

Nadia Albaladejo García – UCC
Todos ellos están equivocados: Challenging borders between disciplines. Humour Science and Anthropology in Remedios Varo’s ‘Homo Rodans’

Caio César Esteves de Souza – University of São Paulo
Brazilian nationalism and the heroes of US emancipation: the missing sonnet of Alvarenga Peixoto.

16.00 Coffee Break
16.30 Film screening: Viva, Irish-Cuban film directed by Paddy Breathnach and written by Mark O’Halloran.


9:30 Panel 3. Interrogating borders and identities 1

Chair: Nadia Albaladejo
Cláudia Rio Doce  – Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL)
Revista de Antropofagia ou o levante da periferia

Donna Maria Alexander – UCC
“Entangling Encounters”: Transnational and Intertextual Exchanges in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric

Adam Hywel-Jones – Trinity College Dublin
‘A cada alma dolorida le gusta cantar sus penas’: myth, memory and the afterlives of the Gaucho.

11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Panel 4. Interrogating Borders and Identities 2

Chair: Craig Neville
Aleksandra Glocawska – University of Cambridge
Llengües abolides? Multilingualism as a feminist issue in the  narrative works of Maria-Mercè Marçal and Julia Fiedorczuk

Andrea Lawrence – University of Birmingham
A fluid analysis of Josep Pla’s fluid landscapes

Xavier Valls- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
La Ribagorça a l’Època Moderna, territori d’(a)frontera

13.00 Lunch
14.00 Keynote Lecture – Prof. Janet Polasky
‘A Fantastic Thing’: Cosmopolitanism at the Crossroads of Revolutionary Europe
15.30 Coffee Break
16.00 Roundtable:  Crossing Borders in Research and Creative Practices

Chair: Yairen Jerez
Mr Mark O´Halloran
Dr Donna Alexander
Dr Pat Crowley
Dr Amanullah de Sondy
Dr Kathy Glavanis-Grantham
Dr Kate Hodgson
Dr Conrad James
Prof Lee Jenkins
Prof Janet Polasky

18.00 Closing Remarks and Reception