April 18-20, 2013, Humanities Symposium, U of Puerto Rico, Keynote Giannina Braschi

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The School of Humanities of The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, invites graduate students to submit an abstract on humanistic research to be considered for inclusion in its second annual GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM.

SYMPOSIUM DATES: April 18-20, 2013

LOCATION: University of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GIANNINA BRASCHI, author of the radical new work of dramatic fiction UNITED STATES OF BANANA, the best-selling Spanglish novel YO-YO BOING, and the postmoden poetry classic EMPIRE OF DREAMS. With a Ph.D. in Literature from the State University of New York-Stony Brook, Braschi has taught Rutgers University, City University of New York, and Colgate University. She has published research on Cervantes, Bécquer, Garcilaso, Lorca, Machado, and Vallejo. Her work has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, El Diario/La Prensa, PEN American Center, Ford Foundation, Danforth Scholarship, InterAmericas, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, and Reed Foundation. PEN calls Braschi one of the most revolutionary voices in Latin American literature today.

ABSTRACTS: Graduate students in the Humanities (or undergraduates with previous research and conference presentation experience) are invited to submit abstracts of 300 words or less in English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese to dagifh.rrp@upr.edu. The deadline for abstracts is February 25, 2013.

The topic of the main argument should be included in the text of the email with mailing address, email address, and title of proposed paper on the humanities.

ORGANIZER: Professor María M. Carrión
Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
School of Humanities
The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras 00931
(787) 764-0000 [x-3423]