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Bold Caballeros and Noble Bandidas

April 16-18, 2009, Arizona State University
at the Downtown Phoenix campus

Thursday, April 16th

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm               Film Theme 1: Selections from the María Felix Warrior                                              Woman and Vamp Films
                                             From Juana Gallo to Doña Diabla; From La Valentina to La                                              Devoradora, and every film in between

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm               Break

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm               Session1: Warriors Male and Female in the Revolution of                                              1910
                                             Dulce Estévez, Arizona State University
                                                    La ficcionalización de funciónes sociales de la Revolución                                                     Mexicana en Cartucho (1931)
                                             Santiago Daydí-Tolson, University of Texas San Antonio
                                                    Race and Social class in Azuela´s characterization of                                                     the bandit
                                             Emil Volek, Arizona State University
                                                    Memorias de una soldadera: Hasta no verte, Jesús mío,                                                     de Elena Poniatowska

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm               Film Theme 2: Hispanic Research Center
                                             Film Documentaries: Bold Caballeros and Noble Bandidas;                                              Mexican Revolution of 1910; Life and Career of María Félix

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm               Break/Travel to Restaurant

7:15 pm – 9:00 pm               Dinner and Introduction to BCNB Program Gary D. Keller                                              (Director Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State                                              University) and Colleagues

Friday, April 17th

8:15 am – 9:00 am               Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 11:00 am             Film Theme 3: What do Women Want? About Revolutions                                              of Course!
                                             Taxonomy of female motivations for going to war; Women                                              and children at war: Armas y crío

11:00 am – 11:15 am           Intermission

11:15 am – 2:00 pm             Lunch
                                             Session 2: Good, Good-Bad, Bad

                                             Robert McKee Irwin, UC Davis
                                                    Santa Teresa de Cabora and Her Villanous Bandit Sister                                                     Jovita
                                             Gabriella Sánchez, Arizona State University
                                                    Nuns, Queens and Snipers: Female Drug Smugglers in                                                     the US Mexico Border Imaginarium  
                                             William H. Beezley, University of Arizona
                                                    Santa, la bandida del amor y la victima del sexo

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm               Session 3: Women and Women Warriors
                                             Laura Kanost, Kansas State University
                                                    “Por camino torcido”: Liminal Identities in the Novel,                                                     Screenplay, and Film Versions of La Negra Angustias                                              Marcelline Block, Princeton University
                                                    Double Bill: Female Noble Warriors and Single Mothers in                                                     José Bolaños’ La Soldadera and Tarantino’s Kill Bill                                              Tabea Alexa Linhard, Washington University in St. Louis
                                                    The Excursion of an Almost Dead Girl: Anna Seghers in                                                     Mexico

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm               Break

3:30pm – 4:45 pm                Session 4: Theory & Practice of Banditry and Social                                              Banditry I
                                             Juan Pablo Dabove, University of Colorado
                                                    La guerra del fin del mundo
                                             Diana Encinas, Arizona State University
                                                    “Tierra y Libertad” y” Verdugos y Victimas”
                                             Carlo Gaberscek, Udine, Italy
                                                     Zapata Westerns: The Short Life of a Sub-genre

4:45 PM – 5:00 pm               Break

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm               Film Theme 4: Great Novels and other Narratives and                                              Their Adaptations into Film
                                             Mariano Azuela, Rómulo Gallegos, Martín Luis Guzmán and                                              others

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm               Break/Walk to Restaurant

7:15 pm – 9:15 pm               Dinner
                                             Session 5: Bandits Mystified and Demystified
                                             David Foster, Arizona State University
                                                    Of Gay Caballeros and other Noble Heroes
                                             María Teresa Martínez-Ortíz,
                                                    The 'Soldadera' Popular Myth: Omissions and Traditional                                                     Representations in Film
                                             Kristín Guðrún Jónsdóttir, University of Iceland
                                                    Querido hermano…a ti invoco de todo corazón. Una                                                     lectura religiosa de Pancho Villa

Saturday, April 18th

7:30 am – 8:00 am               Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am             Film Theme 5: Revolution from the Radical Left to the Far                                              Right
From Eisenstein to Marcela Fernández Violante to La                                              Cristiada of the Cristeros

10:00 am – 11:15 am           Session 6: Affirmative Women: Overviews
                                             Jaime Cardoso, Arizona State University
                                                    Afromestizas, bandidas, brujas y putas
                                             Melanie Magisos, Arizona State University
                                                    Warrior Women in Contemporary Chicana Art
                                             Cynthia Miller, Emerson College
                                                    Outlaws, Gunslingers, and Shady Ladies: Noble ‘Bad                                                     Girls” of the B-Western

11:30 am – 1:15 pm             Luncheon

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm               Film Theme 6: Athletic Outlaws: Lights Camera, Action!                                              “Athletic but feminine”: From silent stars to Post-millennial                                              Female Warriors; Fairbanks, Flynn, Lancaster and other filmic                                              acrobats

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm               Intermission

3:30 pm – 5:15 pm               Film Theme 7: The Music of Revolution, The Revolution                                              of  Music
                                             Adelita, La Valentina, “airados americanos,” Knocking on                                              Heaven’s Gate

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm               Intermission

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm               Film Theme 8: Gringo Interpretations: The Good, The                                              Bad, The Ugly
                                             The many faces of Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata and                                              Joaquín Murríeta