Paloma Celis Carbajal, Bibliographer, Ibero-American, Memorial Library, University of Wisconin-Madison
Ksenija Bilbija, Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Djurdja Trajkovic, Ph.D. student, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Lauren Pagel, student, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
“Cartonera Publishers: Recycling Latin American Bookscapes”
Monday, March 30, 2009
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
SLIS Commons, 4207, Helen C. White.
Professor Bilbija specializes in contemporary Spanish American writing, cultural studies (post-traumatic memory) and gender criticism. She is the author of Textual Bodies: Metaphors of Narrative Genesis in Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature (Lima, Berkeley: Latinoamericana Editores, 2001), as well as Yo soy trampa: Ensayos sobre la obra de Luisa Valenzuela, (Buenos Aires: Feminaria, 2003). She co-edited The Art of Truth-Telling About Authoritarian Rule (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005). Her most recent publications include essays on Eloísa Cartonera publishing paradigm in Argentina (Studies of Latin American Popular Culture), Luz Arce, Luisa Valenzuela (Casa de las Americas and Paris Review/Latin American Writers at Work), Ana María Shua and argentine director Eliseo Subiela. From 2001-2006 she was the Editor of Letras Femeninas: Revista de Literatura Femenina Hispánica. Currently she is the Director of Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program.
Paloma Celis Carbajal, Ibero-American studies bibliographer. Since January 2006 she manages the Ibero-American studies collection for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With around 250,000 volumes, it is considered among the most comprehensive research collections in this area in the U.S. As part of her responsibilities, she coordinates and develops the digital project Ibero-American Electronic Texts Series and is in charge of digitizing texts of academic interest published in Latin America or the Iberian Peninsula. This project currently includes more than thirty-five titles in Spanish and Portuguese, which span from medieval times to our days and include the Cartonera Collection. She is a member of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM), an international organization based in the US that brings together academic and public librarians from the most prestigious collections on Latin American, Caribbean and the Iberian Studies from around the world.
Djurdja Trajkovic, Ph.D. student, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, specializing in contemporary Latin American literature and culture. She is currently developing thesis on Cartonera projects in Latin America.
Lauren Pagel, a student in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, with an interest in Book History, Print Culture, and Cartonera publishing houses. She is a recipient of a Solalinde Award for undergraduate research from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Co-sponsored by the Center for the History of Print Culture, the General Libraries System, the School of Library and Information Studies, and the Print Culture Society.
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