VENEZUELA IN ITS BICENTENNIAL
October 20 - 21, 2011
University of Toronto
Alumni Hall, Victoria College
The Latin American Studies program at the University of Toronto welcomes proposals for 20-minutes presentations on diverse aspects of the social, economic, and cultural complexities of present day Venezuela as the country celebrates the Bicentennial Anniversary of its Independence.
The symposium will have as invited keynote speakers:
Emma Elinor Cesin
Rectora de la Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes (UNEARTE), and
ex-Vice Ministra de Fomento de la Economía Cultural de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela.
Vivian Rivas Gingerich
Presidenta de la Fundación Museos Nacionales, and
Directora General del Instituto de las Artes de la Imagen y el Espacio.
Josefina Torres Benedetti
Acclaimed Venezuelan film director and producer.
Past winner of the Cámera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
We particularly welcome interdisciplinary or comparative approaches situated within diverse discursive zones (cultural studies, anthropology, literature, history, art history, journalism, sociology, philosophy, film studies, among other fields). Some of the topics that will be discussed include, but are not limited to, the following: health services; agriculture and the economy; media and free speech; Afro-Venezuelan issues; the indigenous question; the oil industry; women and gender issues; and the interaction of culture and media.
The languages of the symposium will be Spanish and English. Please send a 200- word abstract for a 20 minute presentation by September 7, 2011, to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 12.
Berenice Villagomez or Victor R. Rivas
University of Toronto
Latin American Studies Program
6 Hoskin Avenue, Larkin 321
Toronto, ON M5S 1H8
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