XIII Annual Mexican Conference: University of California, Irvine
"Family, City and the Nation"
April 26-28, 2007
The UCI Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the UC Mexicanistas are sponsoring the Thirteenth Annual Mexican Conference to be held from April 26-28, 2007. This year’s conference will be dedicated to the theme of “Family, City and the Nation”. We have invited two distinguished guest speakers: Vicente Quirarte (currently Director of the National Library in Mexico City and Professor of Literature at UNAM) as well as one of Mexico’s leading cultural critics and writers, Carlos Monsiváis.
The conference will emphasize, but is not limited to, the following topics:
  • Memory and the City
  • The City as a Body
  • Utopian/Dystopian Constructions and the City/Nation
  • The City as a Space of Constant Transformation and Fragmentation
  • The Family and the City/Nation
  • Literary Discourse and the Construction of the Nation
We will also consider papers on other topics not related to this year’s theme. Papers should be written in either Spanish or English. Presentations are limited to no more than 20 minutes (8 pages double-spaced). If you are interested in reading an original paper, please submit a one-page abstract electronically to mexconf@uci.edu by the deadline of January 16, 2007. Proposals should also include the following information: Title of the presentation, name of participant, affiliation, mailing address, telephone and email. The selection committee will respond to all proposals by January 30, 2007.
Registration fees for this year’s conference will be $35 for students and $45 for professors until March 24, 2007. Afterwards, the cost will be $45 for students and $55 for professors. If you have questions, please contact:

Dr. Juan Bruce-Novoa or Dr. Jacobo Sefamí
Email: hrmexconf@uci.edu
Website: www.humanities.uci.edu/spanishandportuguese/mexconf/
Department of Spanish & Portuguese, 322 Humanities Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5275
Office: (949) 824-6901 / Fax: (949) 824-2803