Some 80 experts from countries such as Mexico, Spain, and the US will be discussing poetry from Medieval and Early Modern Spain as well as Colonial Latin America. The papers presented will discuss famous writers such as Garcilaso de La Vega and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, along with topics such as gender and race in poetry, poetry and materiality, politics and poetry, Hispanic poetry and classical traditions, and contemporary appropriation of Renainassance and Baroque poetry.
September 24th & 26th Umass-Amherst Conference Center. 8:30am-4:30pm and September 25th-Mount Holyoke Willits-Hallowell Center. 8:30am-4:30pm.
There will be two keynote addresses:
- one by Professor William Egginton, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University, entitled “Twilight of the Idyll: How Cervantes Pulled Fiction from the Grave of Pastoral”, at the Hotel UMass Conference Center #163 ( UMass-Amherst), at 4:45 pm;
- second by Professor Stephanie Kirk, Associate Professor at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, entitled “Sor Juana and the Gentlemen from Peru: Transatlantic and Transamerican Baroque Poetics”, to he held at the Morrison Room in the Willits- Hallowell Hotel (Mount Holyoke College), at 1:00pm .
Mount Holyoke will host the conference on Friday, while UMass-Amherst will host the Thursday and Saturday sessions.