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8:30AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM Opening Remarks: Alexandra Perisic, Assistant Professor of French, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami
9:15AM Keynote Writer: Michèle-Jessica Fièvre, Haitian Writer
10:30AM Panel 1: Recycling In and Of Literature
In this panel the presentations will analyze literary works and how we can envision them as forms of recycling. Re-writing, re-appropriation, re-action: literature is a perpetual re-using of ideas and texts.
1:15PM Panel 2: Re-appropriating Cultural Spaces and Recycling Identities
The participants of this panel will explore the social engagement of intellectuals in local communities and the practices of resistance.
3:00PM Panel 3: The Poetics and Politics of Recycling and Sustainability in the Visual and Performing Arts
The panelists will examine the role of recycling in artistic productions. Painting, theater, sculpture and other forms of art in different parts of the globe will be examined here.
5:00PM Keynote Artist: Federico Uribe, Colombian Artist