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Imagining Otherwise, Speculation in the Americas: An Interseminars Culminating Symposium

Event Type
Levis Faculty Center
Sep 15, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023   All Day
Humanities Research Institute
Originating Calendar
Latina/Latino Studies Event Calendar

Join the Interseminars Initiative’s first cohort for a symposium brimming with scholarly panels, installations, exhibitions, and performances, concluding with a reception and book release celebration. 

Symposium Schedule

All events are free and open to the public. If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in an event, please contact HRI. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


Keynote: Carolyn Fornoff (Latin American Studies, Cornell University)
4:00 P.M.   |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 300

Performance: Adanya Gilmore/Zachary Nicol
7:00 P.M.  |  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Room 2-500

Film Screening: Beatriz Jiménez
Film: Ruido (Noise)
8:15 P.M.  |  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Room 2-500


Available all day, 8:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

  • Daniela Morales Fredes - Levis Faculty Center, Room 108  

  • María Serrano-Abreu - Levis Faculty Center, Room 422

  • Kofi Bazzell-Smith - Levis Faculty Center, Room 424

Continental breakfast
8:30 A.M. | Levis Faculty Center, Room 210

Panel: Interseminars Faculty & Fellows
9:00 A.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 300

Artist Talk: Kofi Bazzell-Smith
"Bridging Boundaries: Exploring Cultural Fusion Through Manga, Language, Aesthetics, and Narrative"
10:10 A.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 208

Performance: Ramón E. Martínez (Ray)
"English Only Space: Invisible colonization and the deconstruction of cultures"
11:10 A.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 208

Research Talk: Daniela Morales Fredes, Allyson Purpura, and Kasia Szremsk
11:50 A.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 208

Lunch Provided
12:30–1:30 P.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 210

Research and Installation Talk: María Serrano-Abreu
"School Closings in Puerto Rico and Speculative Memory" 
1:30 P.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 422

Individual and Joint Talk: Nicole Campbell and Emerson Parker Pehl
Individual talks followed by joint performance
2:30 P.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 208

Talk: Beatriz Jiménez
"Shifting the narrative: Women's voices at the forefront in Natalia Beristain's Ruido (2022)"
3:50 P.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 208

Stage Reading: Toyosi Tejumade-Morgan
"Playing down, Playing Up" and Forum
4:30 P.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 208

Keynote: Natalie Loveless (History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Alberta)
5:30 P.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 300

Reception and Book Launch
7:00 P.M.  |  Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
Reception will be catered by La Mixteca.

The Interseminars Initiative is supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

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