Bridging Cultures for Global Humanities

Colloquium on Latin American writers in the United States will be part of ResearchOne.

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2010) – As part of the USF and Humanities Institute's initiative of bridging cultures for global humanities, the Institute will host a colloquium on Latin American writers in the United States on Wednesday, Oct. 13, as part of ResearchOne.

The colloquium will begin with a panel discussion with three Latin American writer-critics who live and work in the United States., and a scholarly reading in the Grace Allen Room at the USF Tampa Library from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. A reception follows at 6 p.m. with fiction readings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at the USF Graphicstudio, 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 100, in the USF Research Park.

The panel includes Naief Yehya, Mexican writer and critic living in New York; Dr. Diego Trelles Paz, Peruvian writer and scholar teaching at SUNY Binghamton; and Dr. Pablo Brescia, Argentine writer and scholar, teaching at the University of South Florida. The panel will discuss, among other things, the “new' Latin American narrative, contact zones between Latin American and U.S. culture, and the role of the writer as an essayist.

For more information, visit the Humanities Institute website.

Sponsored by the Office of Research & Innovation, ResearchOne 2010 takes place Oct. 11-15, and celebrates the work of USF faculty, staff and student researchers, scientists, scholars and inventors with a variety of speakers, poster presentations, displays, lab tours, award ceremonies and more.

A complete calendar of ResearchOne events can be found here.

ResearchOne sponsors include: Florida High Tech Corridor; Smith and Hopen, P.A.; Draper Laboratory and Embassy Suites Hotel / Tampa-USF near Busch Gardens

Event Contacts:
Sponsorships: Judy Lowry, 974-3181,
Event Scheduling: Lynn Cooil, 974-8124,