About Cultural Synchronization and Disjuncture
A DLCL working group devoted to cultural theory and Latin Americanism, CultSync celebrates its third and final year of successful activities with this colloquium. A unique discursive space on campus for sustained intellectual exchange on central issues of contemporary criticism, the group fosters dialogue that is not produced exclusively by or for Latin Americanists, but one that, while emphasizing the specific contributions of a Latin American point of view, examines broader themes. Activities have included roundtable discussions, public lectures, and talks by faculty, graduate students, and guests from the Bay Area and beyond. Chaired by Héctor Hoyos, participants have included Diana Sorensen, Pheng Cheah, Daniel Alarcón, Neil Larsen, Ramón Saldívar, Jens Andermann, David Palumbo-Liu, Élmer Mendoza, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Horacio Legrás, Julio Villanueva-Chang, Paula Moya, Neil Safier, and Ignacio Sánchez Prado, among other distinguished speakers.