Explore, celebrate, and debate the collective creative genius of Hispanic culture in the United States at the “Transatlantic New York” conference. Latino legends of film, literature, art, and music will be the subject of this event hosted by Instituto Cervantes, Brown University, and City University of New York. May 24-May 26th, 2017, at 25 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York City.
Discussions about the “Who’s Who” in Hispanic literature will include the works of Junot Díaz, Giannina Braschi, Daniel Alarcón, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Ricardo Piglia, and Carmen Boullosa.
At 2pm Friday, May 26th there will be a special focus on the Puerto Rican writer Giannina Braschi, author of the first Spanglish novel Yo-Yo Boing! and the play “United States of Banana”. Professors Emilie Bergman (UC Berkeley), Francisco Moreno-Fernandez (Harvard University), and Manuel Broncano (Texas A&M) will discuss the Spanish and Spanglish linguistics in “Giannina Braschi: Transatlantic Spanish from the Golden Age to the Information Age”. A second group of scholars will present on “Giannina Braschi: Radical Thinking and the Body Politic”.
This event is of interest to readers of world literature.