VISIONS: POSSIBILITIES, PERFORMANCE, AND THE PAST
July 2020 Online
AILASA 2020 ONLINE CONFERENCE
Welcome to the AILASA 2020 conference.
Due to COVID19, this conference will now run entirely online during the first fortnight of July. The platform may be different, but the core aspects will remain the same: pre-recorded papers presented in panels, keynote speakers, conversations, and online workshops for ECRs and HDRs.
Please find further details on the registration page.
The conference is delighted to welcome three keynote speakers who are leading public intellectuals in their fields.
PROFESSOR ALFREDO MARTINEZ-EXPOSITO
Professor Alfredo Martinez-Exposito is Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Melbourne, and was recently Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies Madrid. His work explores the gendered male body, violence and nationhood in Catalan and Spanish cinema and literature.
PROFESSOR KERRY CARRINGTON
Professor Kerry Carrington is the Head of the School of Justice at the Queensland University of Technology. A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, her recent research has investigated the role of women’s police stations in Latin America and the prevention of gendered violence.
PROFESSOR MIROSLAVA CHAVEZ-GARCIA
Professor Miroslava Chavez-Garcia is Professor in History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her most recent research explores migration across the Mexican-USA border in the 1960s and 1970s. Her research and monograph on the subject, Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, has won multiple awards.
JOSÉ LUIS DE JUAN
José Luis de Juan was born on Mallorca, in Spain’s Balearic Islands. He is the author of eight novels, as well as stories, non-fiction and poetry, for which he has received literary awards in Spain and abroad. He writes for journals such as El País and Revista de Libros, and has been a member of the Jury for the IMPAC International Award. Napoleon’s Beekeeper was the winner of the prestigious ‘Premio Novela Breve Juan March Cencillo’.
The AILASA committee encourages participants to read Napoleon's Beekeeper prior to the conference.
(c) Percy Cáceres 2018
Elizabeth Bryer is a writer and translator. From Here On, Monsters, published by Picador in 2019, is her first novel. The novels she has translated from Spanish include Aleksandra Lun’s The Palimpsests, awarded a PEN/Heim from PEN America in 2017; Claudia Salazar Jiménez’s Americas Prize–winning Blood of the Dawn; and José Luis de Juan’s Napoleon’s Beekeeper.
IN CONVERSATION WITH...
We are pleased to announce that we will be sharing some wonderful live music for the conference!
Priscila Rios is a multicultural artist based in Byron Bay. Born and raised in Bahia - Brazil, her influences emerge from an early exposure to a diverse form of music and cultural expressions combined with her Arts studies at the University of Bahia.
Priscila will be doing an online live performance with the girls from her project ‘Meninas da Lua’.
You can tune in to our Facebook page to watch on:
Friday July 10th at 7.30pm (AEST).
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Check out Priscila's website here.