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.
For more information, contact the Center's executive director, Mona C. Frederick.
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