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The Future of Borges Studies: March 21-23, 2018

The Future of Borges Studies March 21-23, 2018 University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday March 21st Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning 1:00 Welcome from Daniel Balderston, Director, Borges Center; Jerome Branche, Chair, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures; Jonathan Arac, Director, Humanities Center; Belkys Torres, Associate Director, University Center for International Studies; Karen Goldman, Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies; Kathleen Blee, Dean, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences 1:30-2:15 Alberto Manguel, Writer and Director, National Library of Argentina: “Borges, the Universal Librarian” 2:30-3:00 Book presentations, part 1 (books from the Biblioteca Nacional)

Thursday March 22nd Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning 9:00 Copyright issues: roundtable with Leonardo Pitlevnik, Nora Benedict and others 10:00 Mapping Borges: Nora Benedict coffee, then move across the street to the library Workshops in the Digital Commons, Hillman Library 11:00 Integrating Borges Center and Centro Borges webpages: David Mundie, Nora Benedict, Germán Álvarez, Laura Rosato, Daniel Balderston, Sylvia Saítta 11:45 Borges Letters: Daniel Balderston and María Julia Rossi 12:15 Borges Manuscripts: Daniel Balderston 12:45 Mariela Blanco, “En busca del habla de Borges. Conferencias entre 1949 y 1952” lunch (on your own) Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning 2:00 Alfredo Alonso Estenoz (Luther College), “Argentina y Cuba: política y recepción de la obra de Borges” 2:30 Nora Benedict (Princeton University), “Books about Books and Books as Material Artifacts: Metabibliography in Jorge Luis Borges’s El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan” 3:00 Sylvia Saítta (Universidad de Buenos Aires--Conicet), “Jorge Luis Borges, entre Florida y el martinfierrismo” 3:30 coffee 4:00 Germán Álvarez y Laura Rosato (Centro Borges de Documentación, Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno), “Colección Jorge Luis Borges de la Biblioteca Nacional: una hipótesis de trabajo” Discussion

Friday, March 23rd Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning 9:00 SebastiĂĄn Urli (Bowdoin College), “Soñamos una esfinge: poesĂ­a e imagen en Borges” 9:30 MarĂ­a Julia Rossi (John Jay College, City University of New York), “El policial sudamericano tongue in cheek. Pistas materiales e ideolĂłgicas para leer los textos rioplatenses de El SĂ©ptimo CĂ­rculo (1945-1956)” 10:00 Mariela Blanco (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata--Conicet), “Individuo vs. pueblo. Un binomio en tensiĂłn en las escrituras de Borges y Marechal” coffee 11:00 Leonardo Pitlevnik (Universidad de Buenos Aires), “En torno al ‘El hombre en el umbral’ y las formas de juzgar” 11:30 MartĂ­n Gaspar (Bryn Mawr College), “CofradĂ­as imaginadas: Borges y el tamaño de la comunidad ideal” 12:15 lunch (on your own) 1:30 MarĂ­a Celeste MartĂ­n (Emily Carr University of Art + Design), “Transcripciones tipogrĂĄficas de los manuscritos de Borges” 2:15 Daniel Balderston (University of Pittsburgh, “Revelando las falacias del nacionalismo: un ensayo polĂ­tico de Borges, de ‘Viejo hĂĄbito argentino’ a ‘Nuestro pobre individualismo’ (1946)” 3:00 Book presentations, part 2 (Borges Center books) Final discussion