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.
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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
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
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
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
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
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.