Conference Schedule 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Keynote: Topography of the Self with Carmen Giménez Smith, Letras Latinas
Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Keynote, Reception, Talk
Genre and Form(s): Autobiography, Human Rights, Pedagogy, Social Justice, Social Practice
Tags: Decolonization, The Self, Activism, Aesthetics, Epistemology
About the Keynote
Gloria Anzaldua referred to her groundbreaking book Borderlands as an autohistoria-teoria, an epistemological autobiography. She conceived of the liminal space, El Mundo Zurdo, where becoming and thinking converge for radical acts of decolonization, and posited the possibility that writing is the praxis where activism, aesthetics, and scholarship converge. Together, we will consider the practice of telling self through and from different types of liminalities and/or polyvocalities at the intersection of the aesthetic and the intellectual as a path towards transformation