Faculty note: Symposium presentation by Fernandez-Meardi
Assistant Professor Hernan Fernandez-Meardi of Spanish and Humanistic Studies was an invited speaker in The Independence Effect Symposium at Dartmouth College. This symposium focuses on the processes that, in the Humanities, gave rise to the independence movements of the Hispanic and the Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) world beginning in 1810. The purpose was to frame the debate and future study of such processes around the philosophy of independence movements and their ethnic, colonial and transnational aspects. Also addressed were issues related to formation of nation-states, modernity and globalization, the constitution of intellectual independence movements, and the polemics surrounding literary canon and national identity formation. For more information and quotes from the prominent scholars in attendance.