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22nd Conference of the International Association of Feminine Hispanic Literature and Culture Spanish novelist Lola López Mondéjar is one of four keynote speakers

22nd Conference of the International Association of Feminine Hispanic Literature and Culture

When
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Where
Eberhard Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Category
Humanities, Literary Arts, Photography, Film & Video

Description
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Grand Valley State University will host the 22nd Conference of the International Association of Feminine Hispanic Literature and Culture (AILCFH) from November 7-10. This year's topic is "Between the Earth and Cyberspace."

Participating will be 140 scholars hailing from Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico, Norway and Sweden, as well as 38 states. There will be panels, workshops and roundtables on ecofeminist and cyberfeminist approaches to womens literary and cultural production, but also on a variety of related topics, such as memory and history, political violence and activism, art, sexuality, and Chicanafuturism.

Four keynote speakers include:
- Lola López Mondéjar is a Spanish novelist who works with gender studies and psychoanalysis
- Belen Gaché, an internationally known cyberpoet from Argentina and Spain
- Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, visual artist and filmmaker born in Santiago de Chile, whose work deals with the interactions between language, earth and the symbolic function of textiles
- Regina José Galindo is a Guatemalan performance artist who uses her own body to denounce the injustice and violence committed against her people

The cost of the conference is $100; admission is free for students. For more information and registration, call 616-331-3203, or visit http://www.gvsu.edu/congreso_lit_fem/