15th Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium: African Influences on Latino Poetry

The 15th Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium will focus on African Influences on Latino Poetry. It will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2011, from 9:30am until 5:00pm at Taller Puertorriqueño Roberto Hernández Theater, located at 2557 N. 5th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Each year, the Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium explores a different aspect of the intricate and complex relationship of the African Diaspora influences in Latino culture, with presentations by distinguished scholars, a panel, and question and answer sessions. In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the symposium, Taller will have the honor of hosting a presentation by Dean Schomburg, Arturo Schomburg’s grandson.

The symposium includes a panel moderated by Dr. Ezequiel Dixon-Román (Assistant Professor of Social Policy and Education, University of Pennsylvania). Presenters will include: Tomás Fernández-Robaina, researcher and professor in the National Library of Cuba; Armando González-Pérez, professor of Spanish and Spanish American Poetry and Literature at Marquette University in Milwaukee; Luisa Ossa, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages at La Salle University, Philadelphia; and Sonja S. Watson, professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Texas-Arlington. 

For detailed information, see http://www.tallerpr.org/A/Cultural-Enrichment/Arturo-Schomburg-Symposium.aspx

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