University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

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For the official brochure of the 20th Hispanic Forum, click here.

Sponsored by ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program; College of Arts & Sciences; Department of English; Department of German and Russian; Department of Romance Languages & Linguistics; Department of Theatre; Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies; Latin American & Caribbean Studies; Department of Spanish, Middlebury College; Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Thursday, October 17th
All events to be held in Memorial Lounge (338 Waterman) unless otherwise noted

2:40 p.m. - Welcome: Tina Escaja, Professor, Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM.

2:45 p.m. - Opening Remarks: Antonio Cepeda-Benito, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UVM.

Session I - 2:50 p.m.
Introduction: LuAnn Rolley. Director, Women's Center, UVM.

“Students Not on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” Dot Brauer, Director, LGBTQA Center, UVM.
Ximena Mejía, Counseling Director, Middlebury College.

Session II
Showing of Pedro Almodóvar’s movies.
001 B Bailey Howe Library (ground floor)
12:20 p.m. - Matador (1986). 110 min.
2:15 p.m. - La ley del deseo (Law of Desire, 1987). 102 min.
4:05 p.m. - ¡Átame! (Time Me Up! Time Me down!, 1990). 111 min.

6:00 p.m. - Introduction: Hilary Neroni, Professor, Film and Television Studies, UVM.

“Rated Equis: American Reactions to the Films of Pedro Almodóvar.” Lizzie Wheeler, UVM Honors College Alum.

Friday, October 18th

Session III
10:35 a.m. - Introduction: Juan Maura, Professor, Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM.

10:40 a.m. - "Between Eden and Hell. Federico in Vermont." Carlos Ramos, Professor, Wellesley College.

11:15 a.m. - “Never Ending, Always Happy: The Worlds of Isabel Franc,” Inmaculada Pertusa, Professor, Modern Languages, Western Kentucky University.

11:50 a.m. - "Queer Regionalism: Alison Bechdel in Vermont." Valerie Rohy, Professor, English, UVM.

12:35 p.m. - Lunch Recess

Session IV
2:10 p.m. - Introduction to Keynote Speaker: Ignacio López-Vicuña, Professor, Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM.

“Prisoners of Love: Men in Crisis in Spanish (and Mexican) Film and TV,” Paul Julian Smith, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, CUNY.

Session V
3:00 p.m. - Introductions to Special Presentations: Tina Escaja, Professor, Romance Languages and Linguistics, UVM & Felipe Quetzalcoatl, Professor, Spanish, Middlebury College.

Alison Bechdel, presented by Valerie Rohy, Professor, English, UVM
Isabel Franc, presented by Inmaculada Pertusa, Professor, Modern Languages, Western Kentucky University.
Language interpreter: Melissa Stewart, Professor, Modern Languages, Western Kentucky University.

Session VI
4:30 p.m. - Introduction: Alexandra Halkin, Director, Americas Media Initiative.

“In the Wrong Body: Whose Gender is it Anyway?” Marilyn Solaya, Cuban Filmmaker
Screening of movie and Q/A
Language interpreter: Melissa Stewart, Professor, Modern Languages, Western Kentucky University.

6:30 p.m. - Closing and reception

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