Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, 2013
Free and open to the public. Reservations available online until Wednesday, April 17 by clicking here.
Program schedule available for download by clicking the link below:
"Burning the Sea: Clandestine Migrations in the Age of Globalization" is a symposium designed as an interdisciplinary conference that will bring together fifteen scholars from various national and international institutions, with a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Panelists will discuss contemporary clandestine human migratory flows across the Mediterranean Sea between southwestern Europe and North- and Sub-Saharan Africa, as they are represented in French, Francophone, and Spanish literature and cinema. Panels will also examine these migratory patterns, concentrating on how they are accounted throughout history, in mass media, and political discourse.
Convened by Hakim Abderrezak, Department of French and Italian, University of Minnesota
Silvia Bermúdez, University of California-Santa Barbara
Sabrina Brancato, University of Bayreuth
Carla Calargé, Florida Atlantic University
Sylvie Durmelat, Georgetown University
Claudia Esposito, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Anouar Majid,University of New England
Brinda Mehta, Mills College
Valerie Orlando,University of Maryland-College Park
Gema Pérez-Sánchez, University of Miami
Liliana Suárez-Navaz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, Yale University
Dominic Thomas, UCLA
Shaden Tageldin, Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota
Ofelia Ferran, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota
Nabil Matar, Department of English, University of Minnesota
William Viestenz , Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota
Sponsored by: University of Minnesota Imagine Fund Special Events Programs,
European Studies Consortium, Institute for Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Immigration History Research Center, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, Department of French and Italian, Institute for Advanced Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Department of History, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Department of English, Department of Anthropology.