The Fifth Bi-annual 2014 Conference of the Dominican Studies Association

May 1-2, 2014

2014 Conference program.

Thursday, May 1

Panel I: A Dialogue on Dominican Literature,Race, and Ethnicity
Panel II: Defining Dominican Identity in Public Places
Panel III: Challenges to Domincanness: from Transnational to Homeland Identity

Confluencia/Confluence: Poets Celebrate Dominican Culture

Dinner Reception: In honor of Dr. Rafael Lantigua
(by invitation only)

Friday, May 2

Welcome Remarks
Greetings by Distinguished Community Guests
Keynote Speaker: Aldrin Rafael Bonilla, Deputy Borough President for Community and Borough Operations, Manhattan, NYC

Panel IV: Dominicans Here, Dominicans There, Dominicans Everywhere
Panel V: The Dominican Past: Evidence for Rewriting History
Panel VI: Writing Dominican History in the U.S.
Closing Remarks

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October 2014: Julia De Burgos Symposium

Call for Papers

NVCC, the Dominican Studies Association, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, the Office of Community Relations of Hostos Community College and the Latino Artist Round Table welcome the submission of proposals for papers to be read at the October symposium to honor the life and writings of our beloved Julia de Burgos (1914-1953.) Papers focusing on her poetry and writings are welcomed.  Additionally, approaches to understanding the challenges she faced in terms of the situation of women, the political struggles in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and the conditions of Latinos living in New York are encouraged. 

Please send an abstract for consideration to present at the conference to Beth Monchun at Submit proposals of no more than 300 words by Friday April 25, 2014.  Download flyer.