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5th Annual GCLR Conference


May 10th, 2018

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Alumni Hall in Mosher Alumni House

9:00 – 9:10          Opening Remarks by John Majewski, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts

9:15 – 10:00        Opening Address by Amanda Petersen: “Affective Borderlines”

10:05 – 11:20        Panel: New World Borders

Chair: Benjamin Chaffin

Alondra Sierra (UCSB) – “Three Dimensional Narratives: The Role of the Audience

Protagonist Bond in Uniting Cultural Disparities”

                                Nathan Frederickson (UCSB) – “The Fantastic Quality in Racial Fantasies: How the

Genres of Estrangement both Serve and Stigmatize the Marginalized”

                                Katie Wolf (CSUN) – “Decolonizing the Archive: Historical Records and Borders in

Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony and Almanac of the Dead

                                Cruz Arroyo (USC) – “A Feminist Reading of Latino Masculinity in the Plays of Marques

and Mayer”

11:20 – 12:20        Lunch

12:20 – 1:35          Panel: Old World Borders

                           Chair: Arpi Movsesian

Wendy Sun (UCSB) – “Tracing Past Hospitality: Jewish Diaspora in Shanghai”

Margarita Delcheva (UCSB) – “A “Passport” of Postal Waves: Appropriation of

Bureaucratic Symbols in Mail Art”

Cesar Osuna (CSUN) – “A Quixotic Endeavour: The Translator’s Role and

Responsibility in Bridging Divides in Its (Mis)handling of Translations”

Linshan Jiang (UCSB) – “Aporia in Translating Hiroshima through Three Movies:

Hiroshima mon  amour, H Story and A Letter from Hiroshima

1:50 – 3:05            Panel: Borders in the Eye, Ear, and Mind

                                Chair: Dalia Bolotnikov

Modje Taavon (CSUN) – “Convey Flames, Not Ashes: The Ethics of Translation and the

Poetry of Nizar Qabbani”

Jillian Fischer (UCSB) – “Raw, Cold, and Dead: Phenomenological Listening to

Distortion in Black Metal”

Sebaah Hamad (UCSB) – “Literary Colonialism and the Mirage of Fidelity: The Ethical

Role of Translators”

Ricardo Friaz (University of Oregon) – “The Work of Memory, Death, and Music”

3:15 – 4:30          Keynote by Jahan Ramazani: “At the Borderlines between Languages: The Place of

Poetry in World Literature”

4:30 – 5:00           Reception