Area Studies fall lecture series set
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4:08 p.m., Sept. 10, 2008----UD's Area Studies Programs are sponsoring a lecture series this semester with the title "Border Crossings: Culture, Politics and the Arts." The lectures are held from 12:30-1:20 p.m. on Thursdays in 303 Gore Hall and are open to the public.

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The lecture series includes:

  • Sept. 11, “Beautiful Deformities: The Mermaid Metaphor in Latin American Literature,” by Persephone Braham, assistant professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures and Latin American Studies at UD;
  • Sept. 18, “A Diffusion Effect? Women in Parliaments in East and Southern Africa,” by Gretchen Bauer, chairperson and professor of political science and international relations;
  • Sept. 25, “Voices Without Borders: Delaware's Voice for Hispanics,” by Guillermina Gonzalez, director, Voces Sin Fronteras, Delaware's advocacy organization for Hispanics;
  • Oct. 2, “Migration to Europe: Past, Present and Future,” by Mark Miller, Emma Smith Morris Professor, political science and international relations;
  • Oct. 9, “Smokestacks and Steeples: The French-Canadian Diaspora 1840-1940,” by Cynthia Lees, assistant professor, foreign languages and literatures;
  • Oct. 16, “Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: A Clash of Cultures in the Arctic,” by McKay Jenkins, Cornelius A. Tilghman Professor of English;
  • Oct. 23, “Partition Narratives in Contemporary South Asian Literature,” by Emily Davis, assistant professor of English;
  • Oct. 30, “Politics of Immigration to Turkey,” by Juliette Tolay-Sargnon, doctoral candidate in political science and international relations;
  • Nov. 6, “Almudena Mordejai: Representations of National Identity in the 19th-Century Spanish Novel,” by Sue McKenna, assistant professor, foreign languages and literatures;
  • Nov. 13, “Back Home in Guatemala: Deportations, Dismantled Dreams and Self-Determination in the Hometowns of Delaware's Transnational Communities,” by April Veness, associate professor of geography and of Latin American Studies; and
  • Nov. 20, “American Islam Between East and West,” by Muqtedar Khan, associate professor of political science and international relations and of Islamic Studies.

For more information on this series, contact Nancy Nobile at [].