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CONFERENCE PAPERS, PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS, AND LECTURES

Co-organizer, panel Chair, Closing Address.  3rd International Conference on Afro-Hispanic , Luso-Brazilian and Latin American Studies. University of Ghana, Accra, August 2-5, 2011. (www.personal.tcu.edu/kaggor/ConferenceMain.htm).

“Leaving and Hiding Traces of Oneself: Miguel Delibes’s Cartas de amor de un sexagenario voluptuoso.”  3rd Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies. SILAS 2011. Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, March 11-12, 2011.

Co-organizer, panel Chair, Closing Address.  2nd International Conference on Afro-Hispanic , Luso-Brazilian and Latin American Studies. University of Ghana, Accra, August 4-8, 2009. (http://personal.tcu.edu/kaggor/ConferenceMain.htm).

“Downward Mobility and Disquiet in the Novels of Spain’s Generation X Writers.VII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Cusco - Perú, March 3-6, 2008.

Co-organizer, panel Chair, Closing Address.  1st International Conference on Afro-Hispanic Studies across the Disciplines. University of Ghana, Accra, August 9-12, 2007. (http://personal.tcu.edu/kaggor/ConferenceMain.htm).

“La movida madrileña ¿insularidad peculiar o nacional?  El caso de Madrid ha muerto de Luis Antonio de Villena. XI Congreso Internacional Asociación Española de Semiótica.  La Laguna. Tenerife. November 3-5, 2004.
           
“The Human Element in the Later Works of Nicolás Guillén.”  XI Congress of FIEALC-International Federation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Osaka, Japan, September 24-27, 2003.

“Constructing the Erotic: Cuba, the Tropicana, Bolero, and Other Dreams: Rosa Montero’s Te trataré  como a una reina.” Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sobre América Latina y el Caribe (SOLAR), University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, October 8-12, 2002.
  
“La energía liberadora de la ‘movida,’ ¿mito o realidad?: Madrid ha muerto de Luis Antonio de Villena.” Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Lima, Peru, February 28-March 1, 2002.

“The Modern, Postmodern, and the Fabulous: Reading Antonio Orejudo Utrilla’s Fabulosas  narraciones por historias.” 55th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington KY, April 2002.

“Reading Modernism Through Postmodernism:  Antonio Orejudo Utrilla’s Fabulosas narracioness por historias.” Fifty Years of Literature and Cinema in Spain (1950-2000), University of California, Irvine, February 22-24, 2001.

“The Sublime and the Dehumanized:  Juan Manuel de Prada’s Postmodernist Enterprise in Las máscaras del héroe.”  Spain in the Twenty-First Century: Literature, the Arts, and Culture:  An International Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus, November 1-4, 2000.

“Art, Photography, and Writing: Juan Manuel de Prada’s El silencio del patinador Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 29-October 1, 2000.

“Illusion at the End of the Road:  Juan Manuel de Prada’s El silencio del patinador patinador.” 53rd Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington KY, April 2000.

“The Parable of ‘Desencanto’ at the End of the Millennium: José Angel Mañas’s Historias del Kronen and Ismail Grasa’s De Madrid al cielo.” 15th Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Missouri--Columbia, Columbia MO,October 1999.

“Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll:  José Angel Mañas’s Historias del Kronen.” 52nd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, April 22-24, 1999.

“Exploring the Politics of ‘desencanto’ in Contemporary Spanish Fiction.” Division of Arts and Humanities Colloquium, The Pennsylvania State University-Altoona College, September 20, 1999.

“La semiótica del desdoblamiento de la ficcionalidad literaria en ‘Ella imagina’ de Juan José Millás.” VIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Semiótica, Granada, Spain, December 15-18, 1998.
                                                                       
 “The Intratextual Tensions of Fiction and Nonfiction:  Marina Mayoral’s Dar la vida y el alma.”  51st Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington KY, April 16-18, 1998.

“Juan José Millás’s La soledad era esto and the Act of Self-Transformation.” 14th Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, September 18-20, 1997.                                                                                                                            
 “Myth and Martyrdom: Torrente Ballester’s El retorno de Ulises.” VII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Semiótica, Zaragoza, Spain, November 4-9, 1996.                                                                                                                                                        

“Sexual and Erotic Domination:  Master and Slave in Fernando Arrabal’s The Grand Ceremonial.”  VIII Annual Purdue University Conference on Romance Languages, Literatures & Film, Purdue University, West Lafayette, October 10-12, 1996.

“Desire and Metafiction in Germán  Sánchez Espeso’s  Narciso.” 12th  Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, October 1995.

“The Multiplication of the Self Between Past and Present:  Miguel Delibes’s Cartas de amor de un sexagenario voluptuoso.” Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, September 1995.
                                                                                               
“Madness and the Oedipus Complex: Miguel Delibes’s El loco.”  48th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, April 1995.

 “The Tyrannical Mother and the Domestic Angel: Miguel  Delibes’s Cinco horas con  Mario and Señora de rojo sobre fondo gris.” Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, September 1994.

 “Dialogue as an Invitation to Violence and Self-Discovery: Buero Vallejo’s El tragaluz.” 14th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, May 1994.                                                                                        

“The Selective Recuperation of the Past: Ramón Sender’s Réquiem por un campesino español.” Department of Foreign Languages Colloquium, Grand Valley State University, April 1994.

  “The Locus of Meditation of the Same and the Other: Buero Vallejo’s El tragaluz.” 47th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY April 1994. 

“Metaphorical Decentering of Heroism:  Miguel Delibes’s 337A, madera de héroe.” Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, September 1993.                        

Cinco horas con Mario: The Symbolization of Utopia as a ‘Futural’ Horizon of Myth.”  Department of Romance Studies Colloquium, Cornell University, September 1992.         

“La intertextualidad en Reivindicación del  Conde don Julián de Juan Goytisolo.” Department of Romance Languages Colloquium, University of Alberta, Edmonton, March 1987.
           
Invited Lectures

“Exploring Contemporary Spanish Fiction.”  Department of Modern Languages.  University of Ghana, Legon.  March 28, 2005.

“Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll in Current Spanish Fiction.” Department of Modern Languages & Cultures Lecture Series, Clarion University, Clarion. April 1, 2003.

“Studying Abroad: Challenges and Surprises.” Grand Valley State University Language House Speaker Series. October 1995.   

“The Empowerment of Women in Ghana.” presented at the Women’s History Project (1994-95).  Grand Rapids Public Schools, the Grand Rapids Humanities Council, and the Nokomis Foundation, April 1995.
                                                                                                           
Series of lectures on “Comprehending Cultural Differences,” “A Dialogue with Our Neighbors--American and Mexican Interactions,” and “Time Communication, Cultural Imperatives” in the International Programs Series of the Grand Valley State University’s Seidman School of Business and the Office of International Affairs, May 1994 and May 1995.