Conferences

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I have presented a number of papers related to The National Body in Mexican Literature and Liminal Sovereignty. These conference papers focus on questions of power and the body, especially issues of gender and disability, in Mexican literary and cultural studies.

 

 

Papers presented relating to Liminal Sovereignty

  • “Mennonites, Mormons and Ejidatarios Interrupt Bureaucratic Procedure in Chihuahua (1930-1985).” Latin American Studies Association. Lima, Peru. April 2017.
  • “Land Conflict and Cartel Violence among Mennonites and Mormons in Mexico.” IV Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies. University of California -Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA. October 4-6, 2016.
  • “Flattened in Time: Images of Dietsche Women.” Still/Moving: Stories of Dietsche (Low German Mennonite) Women. London, ON. Aug 26, 2016.
  • “Mexican Law and Polygamous Order: The Kidnapping of Eric LeBaron.” American Comparative Literature Association. Boston, MA. March 2016.
  • “Subjectivities beyond Identity in North America and the Caribbean.” Roundable presentation. Modern Languages Association. Austin, TX. Jan 10, 2016.
  • “Webcomic MacBurro and El Heraldo de Chihuahua’s Reports of the ‘Three Races’ in Día de la Raza parades.” Midwest Modern Languages Association. Columbus, OH. Nov 12, 2015.
  • “Contagion, Religiosity and Border-Crossing: Low German Mennonites in Popular Culture.” Transforming Contagion. Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ. Oct 23, 2015.
  • “Remembering Our Way to Peace: Literary Studies and Peace Education.” Mennonite Education Conference, Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH. Oct 16, 2015.
  • “Mennonite Migration in Mexican Visual Culture: Macburro and Die Mennonitsche Post.” Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational Study of the Americas. Tepoztlán, Mexico. July 22, 2015.
  • “La muerte y el Estado en México: Los menonitas en Luz silenciosa de Carlos Reygadas.” I Encuentro de Investigadores de Cine Mexicano e Iberoamericano. México, DF. June 25, 2015.
  • “Migrantes en la tele: El Menona de Los Héroes del Norte.” UC-Mexicanistas, University of California-Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA. Nov 7, 2014.
  • “Low German Mennonites’ Pilgrimage to Death: Carlos Reygadas’ Stellet Licht and Eunice Adorno’s Las mujeres flores.” University of California-Irvine. Irvine, CA. May 16, 2014.
  • “A Mennonite, an Affair and an Unhurried Film: Carlos Reygadas’ Stellet Licht (Silent Light).” Latin American Studies Association. Washington, DC. May 30, 2013.

Papers presented relating to The National Body in Mexican Literature

  • “Cuerpos grotescos, religión, y marxismo en Dios en la tierra de José Revueltas.” Contemporary Mexican Literature Conference. University of Texas-El Paso. El Paso, TX. Mar 7, 2014.
  • “State, Church and Blindness in José Revueltas’ Dios en la tierra.” Latin American Studies Association. Chicago, IL. May 29, 2014.
  • “El metro, la marginalización y los milagros en la literatura y crónica mexicana.” UC-Mexicanistas. Irvine, CA. April 25, 2013.
  • “La chora de una ciudad en ruinas: Páramos y La foto del invernadero de Reina María Rodríguez.” American Comparative Literature Association. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. April 5, 2013.
  • “Al otro lado de la novela, una misa: Aparta de mí este cáliz y ‘Misa Iowa’ de Luis Humberto Crosthwaite.” Contemporary Mexican Literature Conference. University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, TX. Mar 9, 2013.
  • “El intelectual humanizado: Dios en la tierra de José Revueltas.” La toma de la palabra. Oaxaca, Mexico. Nov 16, 2012.
  • “Creating Religion and Recreating the Past: Rosario Castellanos’ Oficio de tinieblas.” Hispanic Literary and Cultural Institute. California State University-Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA. Mar 8, 2012.
  • “Leñero, Liberation Theology and Luke’s Gospel: Miracles in El evangelio de Lucas Gavilán.” Contemporary Mexican Literature Conference. University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, TX. Mar 3, 2012.

Other Papers

  • “Omnipresent Massacre and Absent Genocide in Julián Herbert’s La casa del dolor ajeno.” Modern Languages Association. Philadelphia, PA. Jan 2017.
  • “Ernesto Cardenal: Resistance to Oppression from a Position of Power?” Latin American Studies Association. Toronto, ON. Oct 7, 2010.
  • “Conmemorando la Revolución: ¿Hagiografía en Batahola Norte?” Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. May 23, 2009.
  • “If I Were President: Using Popular Education as a Tool for Building a Democratic Society.” Learning Democracy by Doing. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. Oct 10, 2008.

 Panels Organized

  • “Interrupting the Effects of the Bureaucracy in Mexico and in Mexican Studies. Mexico Section Panel Organizer. Latin American Studies Association. Lima, Peru. April 2017.
  • “Habits and Disruptions in Bureaucratically Correct Mexicanist Scholarship.” Chair. Latin American Studies Association. Lima, Peru. April 2017.
  • “The Body at the Heart of Church-State Conflict in Mexico.” Latin American Studies Association. Chicago, IL. May 29, 2014.
  • “Mapping the Body in Contemporary Latin American Literature.” American Comparative Literature Association. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. April 6, 2013.