Ethnographies of the Everyday, Perspectives on Costumbrismo

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A Two-Part Conference
Munich, June 2015
Berkeley, March 2016

Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Townsend Center for the Humanities

March 3

10:00 – 10:15am: Coffee
10:15 – 10:30am: Introduction and Welcome-Ignacio Navarrete, UC Berkeley
10:30am – 12:30pm: Women, Writing and Costumbrismo

Lars Schneider, LM-UM
“Out of time? Remarks on Fernán Caballero’s Clemencia” Zavalza

David Klein, LM-UM
“Keeping reality at bay, Leading Women Astray – Costumbrista Tradition and Female Character Development in Emilia Pardo Bazán”

Ana Mateos, LM-UM
“Domesticating the empire: Gender and imperialism in Las españolas, americanas y lusitanas pintadas por si mismas”

Moderator: Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee

March 4

9:00 – 10:15am: Costumbrista Aesthetic

Martina Bengert, LM-UM
“Panoramic Collections. Costumbrista Writing between Mimesis and Diegesis”

Bernhard Teuber, LM-UM
“Retratando la sociedad virreinal de la Nueva España – Elementos costumbristas en el teatro de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”

Moderator: Elena Fernández

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:45am: Costumbrismo, Slavery and Travel

Elisabeth Kruse, LM-UM
“J.M. Rugendas: un pintor costumbrista bávaro en diálogo intermedial con la literatura de la Generación de 1837“

Daniel Graziadei, LM-UM
“Misunderstanding Customs? On the Depiction of Slavery and Maroonage in the Expanded Caribbean”

Moderator: Holly Jackson


12:45 – 2:00pm: Costumbrismo Returns?

Michael Rössner, LM-UM
“Translations of the “Gaucho”: From Ethnography to Theatre, from Realms of Memory to Mascot”

Hermann Doetsch, LM-UM
“Steady States and States of Exception: Cybernetics and Biopolitics of the Everyday in Mexican Cinema”

Moderator: Azucena Hernández