|Issue 1, winter 2000
|The newsletter is intended to help foster collaborations
between artists, activists, and scholars engaging the relationship between
performance and politics in the Americas. We welcome submissions in Spanish,
English and Portuguese.
The newsletter offers a space for
communication between all Hemispheric Institute participants. Whether you
are in a Hemispheric Institute course, seminar attendee, or online participant,
this will be the place where you can post messages, chat online with featured
guests, learn about current news and read feature stories.
Compiles relevant news from affiliated
institutions and individual participants. Announces exhibitions, new
books, recent journal articles, upcoming conferences, and activist activities.
These journalistic articles focus on artists, scholars, or activists whose work helps
promote the relationship between politics and performance. Apart from biographical
portrayals, articles will also cover related conceptual issues.
Online Chats and Message Board
Each issue, beginning in April, announces
a scheduled online chat with a featured guest.
Message boards are organized by topic and moderated to facilitate discussion.
How To Make Submissions and Newsletter
Contact us to submit
all proposals, notices, and comments. Content is accepted
in English, Spanish or Portuguese. We encourage all to contribute to this
The newsletter is a quarterly publication.
Our next issue is scheduled for April 2001.
Hemispheric Institute Redesigns Its Web Site
We have just completed redesigning
our web site to encourage online participation emphasizing our hemispheric
approach. New functions of the site are: improved navigation; tri-lingual
interactivity; outreach and communications network via the newsletter;
and enhanced accessibility of archival materials via
We are currently building our online archive to offer syllabi from related
courses. If you are a professor and wish to contribute your syllabus,
please see our archive.
New Book /
At the Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism:
8 to 11 March 2001, Massachussetts, MA, USA.
The Meridians Inaugural Conference
will be a convergence of scholars, activists, film makers, performance
artists and poets interrogating the identities, politics, and practices
associated with 'feminist', 'third world' and 'women of color.' www.smith.edu/meridians
Women & Performance: a journal
of feminist theory. Vol. 11:2, #22 2000
"Holy Terrors: Latin American Women
Perform" eds. Diana Taylor, Roselyn Costantino. This edition brings together
a culturally diverse group of women artists who are "involved in some of
the most important aesthetic and political movements of Latin America"(ibid).
To obtain this edition or a subscription to the journal contact: Women
and Performance via email firstname.lastname@example.org.Web
Site address: http://www.womenandperformance.org.
Dangerous Border Crossers: The Artist
Talks Back by Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Routledge, 2000.
To purchase see the following address at
online chats with Argentine artists group: ARGENTORES.
See their web site for more info: