Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry: An Homage to Gwen Kirkpatrick

Day 2 of the Symposium

Full conference program available: https://georgetown.box.com/s/5yto7axe08sj3kmo8tdevnkh9k9imd6v

The Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University is honored to host day two of the symposium The Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry: An Homage to Gwen Kirkpatrick.

The Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry brings together poets and literary scholars from Latin America and the United States to consider the dynamic emergence, development, and diversity of poetic forms throughout the Americas, with an emphasis on Chile. The symposium is also being presented to recognize Professor Gwen Kirkpatrick for her scholarship in the field of Latin American poetry, her contributions to the university and her profound dedication to her students.

Vision Fugaz by Dinora Doudtchinzky

Vision Fugaz by Dinora Doudtchitzky 


3600 N Street NW
Mortara Center for International Studies
Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The Indigenous Presence in Contemporary Poetry

Moderator: Joanne Rappaport, Georgetown University

  • Andrea Echeverría, Wake Forrest University “Los paisajes de la memoria mapuche en la poesía de Adriana Paredes Pinda”
  • Paula Miranda, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile “Lof y palabra: culturas indígenas en algunos poetas chilenos del siglo XX”

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Translation of Chilean and Latin American Poetry

Moderator: Denise Kripper, Lake Forrest College

  • Sergio Waisman, George Washington University “Translating Modernismo Dissonance”
  • Anna Deeny Morales, Georgetown University “Sounding Zurita”
  • Marcelo Rioseco, University of Oklahoma “Latin American Literature Today: Found in Translation”

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch for Participans sponsored by the Department of English at Georgetown Unviersity

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

New Tendencies in Latin American Poetry

  • Eduardo Ledesma, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Digital Poetics: Twenty-First Century Code Poetry and Art in Latin America”
  • Laura R. Loustau, Chapman University “Arte poética y diálogos transgeneracionales en Beasts Behave in Foreign Land de Ruth Irupé Sanabria”
  • Rubí Carreño Bolívar, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile “Pussypower: madre, naturaleza, poesía y biopolítica en Cadaver exquisito (2017) de Malú Urriola”

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bilingual Poetry Reading

Introduction by Roberto Brodsky

  • Malú Urriola with Translations by Anna Deeny Morales

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

Mortara Building, Mortara Boardroom
3600 N St., N.W., Washington

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Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Georgetown College, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Center for Latin American Studies, Spanish and Portuguese






Multiple presenters. See schedule.

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Yes (press must email clas@georgetown.edu for permission)

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Carmen Trigo

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