Letters

Letters Archive
Fall 99, Vol. 8, No. 1 (requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • Deconstructing Nature
  • John K. Roth Named Consultant to the 1999/2000 Holocaust Program
  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson to Present the 1999 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture
  • Inventing Work Conference
  • 2000/20001 Fellows Program
  • 1999/2000 Fellows
  • Second Annual Robert Penn Warren Lecture on Southern Letters: Reynolds Price

  • 2000/20001 Fellows Program

    The 2000/2001 Fellows Program at the Warren Center is entitled "Rediscovering the New World: Exploring Lines of Contact among the Americas and within the United States." The program will be co-directed by Vanderbilt University faculty members Earl Fitz (Portuguese, Spanish and comparative literature), Cathy L. Jrade (Spanish) and William Luis (Spanish and Hispanic diaspora studies). The seminar will examine the various ways in which the cultures of North, Central, and South America have been defined, particularly since the beginning of the nineteenth century. This period saw the establishment of independent nation-states throughout most of the hemisphere as well as the increase of the Hispanic population within the United States. As a result, the nineteenth and twentieth centuries highlight the tension between the struggle for national identities and the development of close cultural, commercial, economic, and political ties. In this regard, the role of the Hispanic diaspora, which has come to find a new "home" within the United States, is particularly important and revealing. The seminar will also look ahead to the impact of ever tighter involvement among the three Americas during the twenty-first century.
    Five Vanderbilt University faculty members will be selected to join the seminar's co-directors in the year-long seminar. The Warren Center will also sponsor a Visiting Fellow with expertise in the area of study. The program will be shaped by the Visiting Fellow and the Vanderbilt faculty Fellows. Information regarding both the internal and external applications processes can be obtained from the Warren Center.

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