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Venezuela in its Bicentennial

Venezuela in its Bicentennial
93 Charles St. West, Alumni Hall
Time: Oct 20th, 1:30 pm End: Oct 21st, 7:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), United States Studies, Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Sociology (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Latin American, Language Studies (UTM), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Caribbean, Art (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900
Symposium hosted by Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Toronto is pleased to present:


Venezuela en su Bicentenario Simposio
Venezuela in Its Bicentennial Symposium

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Alumni Hall, Victoria College

1:30 – 2:00 PM   Welcoming Remarks

  • Kenneth Mills, LAS Founding Director
  • Ana María Bejarano, LAS Acting Director
  • Representative from Venezuelan Diplomatic Mission
  • Joseph Blackmore, Spanish and Portuguese Chair

2:00 – 2:50 PM   Panel on Venezuelan Film

  • Constanza Burucua (University of Western Ontario): Representing Conflict and Otherness in Contemporary Venezuelan Cinema: “Secuestro Express”.
  • Omar Rodríguez (University of Lethbridge): La moral de la historia: melodrama en el cine venezolano contemporáneo.

Innis Town Hall

3:15 – 5:45   Screening of “Habana Eva”

  • Q&A with filmmaker Fina Torres.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Alumni Hall, Victoria College

9:00 – 9:30 AM   Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 11:20 AM   Panel on Venezuelan Culture and Education

  • Tania Granadillo (University of Western Ontario): The co-officialization of indigenous languages in Venezuela and the everyday experiences of indigenous people.
  • Juan Andrés Bello (University of Western Ontario): La Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas: construcción en Venezuela de la “City of Learning”.
  • Elliot Storm (University of Toronto): Continuity and Change in Venezuelan Higher Education.
  • Vivian Rivas (Fundación Museos Nacionales / Instituto de las Artes de la Imagen y el Espacio, República Bolivariana de Venezuela): Título de la ponencia por confirmar.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Keynote Presentation

Elinor Cesín, Ex-Viceministra de Cultura de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela / Rectora de UNEARTE: Título de la ponencia por confirmar.

12:30 – 2:00 PM   Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:20 PM   Screening of “La Reina del Pueblo”

  • Q&A with filmmaker Juan Andrés Bello.

3:30 – 4:50 PM   Panel on Venezuelan Popular Economy, Popular Power

  • Jeff Webber (Queen Mary, School of Politics and International Relations): Revolutionary Strategy in Latin America: Reflections on Venezuela in Comparative Perspective.
  • George Ciccariello-Maher (Drexel University): Dual Power Against the Magical State.
  • Aaron Kappeler (University of Toronto): The Perils of Peasant Populism: Why Redistributive Land Reform Can't Sustain Venezuela (or the Revolution).

5:00 – 5:50 PM   Keynote Presentation
•    Steve Ellner, Title of presentation to be confirmed.

6:00 PM   Closing Remarks
•    Ana María Bejarano, LAS Acting Director

6:10 – 7:00  Reception


For further information, please contact Berenice Villagomez.


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