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Thinking About Diaspora: Latin American Jewish Writers and Filmmakers

Sunday, November 12

Stevenson College, Room 150

7 p.m.: Opening remarks and welcome
Murray Baumgarten, UCSC: "Thinking About Diaspora in Latin America: From Exile from the Garden to Orfeu Negro and Modern Israel"

7:15 p.m.: Introduction of Guita Schyfter's Film, Novia que te Vea, by Julianne Burton-Carvajal, UCSC

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Novia que te Vea (1992), followed by a conversation with the director Guita Schyfter, Julianne Burton-Carvajal, and Warren Hoffman

Refreshments and informal conversation

Monday, November 13

Stevenson College, Silverman Conference Room
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Strangers at Home

  • Norma Klahn: "Questioning Genealogies/Contesting Canons: Glantz' (Mis) Placed Kinships"
  • M. Dascha Inciarte: "Rewriting Columbus: Carpentier, Fuentes, Menocal, and the Diasporic Imagination"
  • Warren Hoffman: "Circling the Past: Memory and Mexicanidad in Guita Schyfter's Novia que te vea"
  • Felicia Fahey: "Love and Silence: Reflections on Jewish Women's Writing in Mexico and Argentina"

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch

1-2:15 p.m.: Manuela Fingueret: "Writing Hija del Silencio: Exile, Holocaust, Israel, and Argentinian Repression"

2:15-3:30 p.m.: Argentinean Explorations in a Jewish Homeland

  • Zachary Baker, Stanford: "'G'vald, yidn, buena gente': Jevel Katz, Yiddish bard of the Rio de la Plata"
  • Marta Morello-Frosch, UCSC: "Identity and Politics in Some Argentine Women Writers"

3:45-4:45 p.m.: Other Traditions

  • Jacobo Sefami, UC Irvine, "From the Ruins of the Temple: Sephardim and Mizrachim Writing in Latin America"
  • David Hirsch, UCLA: "Latin American Jewish Writing: A Bibliographical History"
  • Misha Klein, UC Berkeley: "Cosmopolitans at Home: Jews and the Jewish Community in Sao Paulo, Brazil

5 p.m.: Refreshments

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Re-figuring Jewish Writing in the Latin American Diaspora
Roundtable discussion

  • Aminadav Dyckman, Penn State
  • Elizabeth Hadas, UNM Press
  • Karen Tei Yamashita, UCSC
  • Wlad Godzich, UCSC

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