X ailasa conference Programme: (Draft)



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X AILASA Conference Programme: (Draft).

Wednesday 4th July

12.00-3.30pm: Registration for delegates. Atrium of the Faculty of Architecture and Design.


4.00-5.30pm: Official Welcome (Mihi) at the Te Herengawaka marae: Kelburn Campus.


6.00-7.30pm: Faculty of Architecture and Design. Te Aro Campus, Vivian St. Location: VSLT1

Welcome from Pro Vice Chancellor International Prof Rob Rabel and Vice Chancellor Prof Pat Walsh.

Opening Keynote: Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith “Reconfiguring the Polynesian Triangle”


7.30-8.30pm: Welcome Function. (Atrium)




Thursday 5th July

9.00-10.30: Keynote 2: Prof. Cristobal Kay

10.30-11am: Morning tea.

11-1.00pm: Panel Sessions 1-3

1: Trade and Knowledge: Transpacific and Transatlantic Transfers between Centre and Periphery.
Nancy Márquez: “The Americas and the Empirical Turn in early Modern Science: La Casa de la Contratación and Early Scientific texts from New Spain”

Victoria Ríos: “The Contribution of Sahagún’s Nahua Assistants to the Spanish Translation of Historia universal de las cosas de Nueva España

Ximena Briceño: “From Regional to Global: Nineteenth-Century Filigree from Asia to the Americas”


2: Mapping New Latin American Identities and New Subjectivities through Literature and Anthems.

Leonel Alvarado: “Indigenismo, mestizaje y blanqueamiento en los himnos nacionales de Centroamérica”

Paul Bowker: “Mestizaje, Indianism and the Challenge to Spanish Ideological Imperialism in José María Albiñana Sanz’s Bajo el cielo mejicano

Jeffrey Browitt: “Leer a Rodrigo Rey Rosa”

William Cheng: “The Failures of the Present and the Promise of the Future: Pineda Botero’s The Unfathomable and Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian Self-Fashioning”


3: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

Andrew Self: “Modernity as Civilisation or Barbarism: The Liberal Construction of Argentina”

Juan Pablo Ferrero: “Rethinking Democratisation in Post-Transition Contexts: Trade Unions and Social Movement Organisations in Argentina and Brazil”

Rodrigo Azaola: “Share or Divide? Brazil and Mexico as the Emerging Powers of Latin America”

John Minns: “Mexico: so close to ….”


1.00-2.30pm: Lunch and

1.30-2.30pm: AILASA General Meeting (Location: To be confirmed)



2.30-4.30pm Panel Sessions 4-6

4: Breaking out of the Periphery.

R. Guy Emerson: “ALBA: Constructing a Revolutionary Worldview and its Limits”

Sharon McLennan: “Deceptive and Disingenuous? Prioritising the (Honduran) Margins in Representations of the (North American) Centre”

Silvana Fumega: “Access to Information and Open Government Data in Latin America”



5: Chile: Gender, Politics and Education.

Jane L. Christie: “Resignifying Political Leadership Frames: Human Rights Icons and Michelle Bachelet”

Paula Pereda: :At the Margins of Political Representation: From Bachelet to the New Social Movements in Chile”

Monica Evans: “Feeling their Way: Doing Research with Young Fathers in Valparaíso”

Colin Kennedy: “Centring the Margins: How Education is Holding Back Chilean Development. A Look at Why the Concertación was Unable to Reduce Inequality in Education”


6: Activism beyond the Centre.

Barry Carr: “New York, Havana and Mexico City: Hub Cities in the Transnational Networks of Radicals, Revolutionaries and Exiles in the Greater Circum-Caribbean 1918-40”

Navé Wald: “On the Margins of Periphery: Organised Campesinos in Northwest Argentina”

Daniela Di Paramo: “Darkness at the Edge of Town: Perceptions and Misperceptions of Centre and Periphery in Politics”

Robert Mason: “Transnational radicals and ‘inclusive democracy’: Debating Chavez’s Venezuela in multicultural Australia”


4.30-5.00pm Afternoon tea.

5.00-6.30pm: Panel Sessions 7-9

7: Latin American Perspectives through Film and Television.

Daniele Abreu e Lima and Leonardo Oliveira de Cunha Lima: “A Window into Brazil: The retomada Cinema and Urban Brazil”

Gabriela Álvarez: “From Mexico to the World: Gael García Bernal, Cinema and the Formation of a Pan-Hispanic Identity”

Sofía Ríos Miranda: “Representation and Disjunction: Made-up Maids in Mexican Telenovelas”




8: Indigenous Activism and State Policy in Chile and Venezuela.

Luis Fernando Angosto Ferrández: “Is there an Indigenous Movement in Venezuela? Civil Society, the State and Ideologically Diverging Political Interest in Indigenous Activism”

Marcela Palomino-Schalscha: “Decolonising the Economy: The Enactment of Diverse and Solidarity Economies in Alto Bio-Bio, Chile”

Francisca de la Maza: “Chilean Indigenous Policy in Action: An Ethnography of Local Interactions, Araucania Region, Chile”




9: Legal Developments at the Margins in Latin America

Chair: Joss Opie

Joel Colón Ríos: “Developments in Democracy in Latin America”

Catherine Iorns: “Developments in Indigenous Rights: Centring the Margins”






Friday 6th July

9.00-10.30: Keynote 4: Lourdes Ortiz.

10.30-11.00am: Morning tea

11-1pm: Panel Sessions 10-12

10: Revisiting the post-Spanish Civil War Novel

Julia Van Luijk: “A Critical Portrait of Francoist Spain: Juan García Hortelano’s Nuevas amistades

Ross Woods: “Questioning the Canon: The Strange Case of La familia de Pascual Duarte

Christina Arkinstall: “Opening and Closing History’s Wounds: Mercedes Salisachs’s Los que se quedan

Sarah Leggott: “Re-membering a Traumatic Past: Dolores Medio’s Nostros, los Rivero


11: Art and Architecture

Diane Brand: “Space and Speed at the Margins: Racing At Puerto America’s Cup, Valencia”

Daniele Abreu e Lima: “Modernism in Peripheral Countries: A Study of the Brazilian and the New Zealand House”

Richard Reddaway: “El Barrocco de Aotearoa”

Polly Stupples: “Art in International Development: Escaping or Maintaining a Centre-Periphery Relationship”


12: Regional and Global (Popular) Culture

Taciano Milfont: “Understanding Jeitinho: the Brazilian Skill of Getting Around Anything”

Rowan Ireland: “Political and Developmental Implications of Changes in the Popular Religious Scene in Brazil, 1970s-2000s”

Ralph Newmark: “Sound Waves from the ‘Loudest Island in the World’: Resistance and Impact of Jamaican Music in Latin America, Africa and Australasia”




1.00-2.00pm: Lunch.

1.30-2.00pm Documentary film showing: “People’s Media Venezuela / Comunicadores sociales venezolanos” (2012). Co-produced by Kathryn Lehman and Geraldene Peters, edited by Josie McClutchie. 30 mins. (Venue to be confirmed)



2-3.30-pm: Panel Sessions 13-15.

13: Catalonia, Spain and the World: Situating Contemporary Catalonia and Catalan Culture

Stewart King: “‘Este paraje que antaño era España’: Lorenzo Silva’s La reina sin espejp and the Representation of Catalonia in Spanish Crime Fiction”

Montserrat Roser i Puig: “Over the Pond: The Tango and the Bolero in Three Plays by Manuel Molins”

Kathryn Crameri: “Second-Class Citizens? The role of Documentary Filmmaking in Moral Panics about Speakers of Spanish in Catalonia”




14: Indigenous Law and Human Rights in Latin America

Felipe Forero-Mantilla: “Legal Pluralism and Indigenous Peoples in Colombia”

Emily Wright: “Making Transitional Justice Work for Indigenous Communities”

Walescka Pino Ojeda: “Los límites de la justicia frente a los crímenes abyectos: el caso de Luz Arce en Chile”



15: Reconfiguring Brazil: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Approaches.

Roberto González-Casanovas: “Double Agents of Conversion in the Colonial Missions of Brazil and Paraguay”

Genaro Vilanova Miranda de Oliveira: “The First Mass and the Second Candomblé: Reframing Colonial Brazilian History”

Marcelo Mendes de Souza: “Mis-reading by/of Machado de Assis and J.L. Borges: Ironic Reception and Adaptation of English Narratives by the Authors’ and of the Authors’ Narratives by their Critics”



3.30-4.00pm: Afternoon tea

4.00-5.30pm: Panel Sessions 16-18

16: Dancing on the Margins: The Choreography of Power and Resistance in Latin America.

Blanca Tovías: “Anti-Colonial Dances and Fiestas: Indigenous Views from the Americas”

David Cahill: “Dance as Politics and Protest: The Tacquies of the Colonial Andes”

Michaela Callaghan: “Dancing into the Centre: The Choreography of Identity in the Peruvian Andes”



17: Indigenous Peoples and Law in Latin America.

Kathryn Lehman: “The Sea Between Us: Politics, Identity and Plurinational Knowledges in También la lluvia (2010)”

Tamaki Tokita: “Translating ‘Peripheral’ Perspectives: The Case of Sumak Kawsai in Ecuador”

Mayra Gómez: “From the Doctrine of Discovery to the Rights of Mother Earth: Contrasting Legal Frameworks for Global Society”



18: Contested Memories and ‘Peripheral’ Histories and Futures

Nicola Gilmour: “Centring the Margins of History in the Spanish Historical Novel”

Andrea Hepworth: “Preservation or Destruction of Lieux de Mémoire: Contested Spaces in the Realm of Memory”

Anne Walsh: “’The Shifting Centre’: A Futuristic View of Madrid in Rosa Monetero’s Lágrimas en la lluvia



Conference Dinner: starting at Faculty of Architecture and Design Atrium (Time TBC) to be at Ostería del Toro by (time: TBC)



Saturday 7th July

9.30.00-11.00 am: Panel Sessions 19-20.

19: Literature, Critics and Translation

Pablo Ramos González del Rivero: “La Fiera Literaria: un libelo contra el canon de las letras contemporáneas española”

Mengshuan Ku: “Resoluciones de los elementos lingüísticos culturales en El desorden de tus palabras


20: Gender, Sexuality and the Peripheries

Micaela Pattison: “Writing a Eugenic Life”

Ana Duffy: “Luisa Valenzuela: Escribiendo las voces silenciadas”

María Celina Bortolotto: “1-800-ENGLISH: Angel Lozada’s bilingualism in No quiero quedarme sola y vacía (2006)”




21: Poverty, Utopia and Animated Exoticism in Brazilian and Cuban Cinema

Aline Frey: “Realism and Urban Conflict in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema”

Camilo Díaz Pino: “Animation in Cuba/Cuba in Animation: Pre-Revolutionary Cuba as a Locality of Self/Exoticism”

Carla Grosman: “Utopian Zombies: The Cuban Film, Juan of the Dead (2011)”




11.00-11.30: Morning tea

11.30-12.30:

Lourdes Ortiz in conversation with Lilit Thwaites.



12.30- 1.00pm: Farewell from Conference Convenors and Committee


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