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Mexico in its Revolutions  -  A Trilingual International Conference at Glendon and the University of Toronto


More than 30 renowned scholars from six different countries will meet at Glendon College of York University and at the University of Toronto from September 30th to October 2nd, 2010. They come together to discuss issues related to Mexico’s social, cultural, historical, and aesthetic revolutionary movements and practices from the 16th century to the present. This trilingual conference (Spanish, English, French) will be an interdisciplinary venue for reflection on those “Mexican revolutions” taking place at the margins of the nation’s dominant narratives and which, even if anonymous and lacking heroes or glory, have confronted the Mexican status quo and its power structures in one way or another: aesthetic and artistic revolutions, social revolutions, urban revolutions, racial, sexual and gender revolutions, as well as revolutions waiting to happen and still to come.

Invited speaker Professor Daniela Spenser, from the Center for Research on Social Anthropology (CIESAS) of Mexico, will give the lecture "The shock absorbers at the disposal of the Mexican State to muffle the dirty war." The sessions will cover topics including revolutionary poetics, identities in revolution, female revolutionary voices, subversive epistemologies in narrative and art, and others. As a closing event, Mexican composer and cellist Gustavo Martin will give a talk about the impact of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 on Mexican chamber music, and will perform works by composers such as Enrique Santos, Eduardo Gamboa, Arturo Márquez and Emmanuel Arias.

The organizing institutions, namely the Department of Hispanic Studies at Glendon College of York University, the Latin American Studies program at the University of Toronto, and the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto, are pleased to invite to this event, which will be open to students, scholars and general public.

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Published on September 27, 2010