• Reverend Billy, Performance Artist
• Gisela Canepa Koch, P.Universidad Catolica del Perú
• Davíd Carrasco, Harvard University
• Alyshia Galvez, New York University
• Linda Kintz, University of Oregon
• Zeca Ligiero, Universidade do Rio de Janeiro
• Marvette Perez, Smithsonian Museum
• Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan University
• Kristin Norget, McGill University
• Robert Stam, New York University
• Lourdes Celina Vazquez, U. Guadalajara México


Hemispheric Religiosities:

Media and Performance

Hemispheric Religiosities: Media and Performance is a two-day work group conference co-sponsored by The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University and the Centro de Estudios Hemisfericos at Rutgers University. The conference aims to explore issues in the field of Religious Spectacles, focusing on the relationship between media and performance in the Americas. It brings together a small group of scholars currently working on these issues, giving them an opportunity to explore and share their perspectives on their respective work. The essays generated by the conference will be compiled into an edited volume to be published by Rutgers University Press.

Rutgers University & New York University
15 -16 / November / 2002

This event is Sponsored by:
- Centro de Estudios Hemisfericos, Rutgers University
- King Juan Carlos I Center, New York University
- Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University




Friday, Nov. 15
Morning session King Juan Carlos I Center, NYU

53 Washington Square South
9:30 am -12:30 pm
Moderator: Angela Zito
• Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan University: ‘Haitian Rara Festivals: Vodou and the Politics of Repression’
• Zeca Ligiero, Universidade do Rio de Janeiro: ‘Iemanja's celebration in New Year's Eve: a divine spectacle’
• Gisela Cánepa Koch, P. Universidad Católica del Perú: ‘Authenticity, Migration and Visual Reproduction: de-essentializing and de-localizing identity in Andean religious dances’

1:30- 2 pm Robert Stam, NYU: 'The Carnivalization of Religion: From Bakhtin to Monty Python' video presentation

Afternoon session King Juan Carlos I Center, NYU
2 pm- 5 pm
Moderator: Mary Louise Pratt
• Alyshia Gálvez, New York University: "She Made Us Human": The Relationship between the Virgin of Guadalupe, Popular Religiosity and Activism among Mexican Devotional Organizations in New York City’
• Marvette Pérez, Smithsonian Museum
• Lourdes Celina Vázquez, U. Guadalajara- México: ‘La romería a Zapopan, ¿fervor o disfraz?’

Evening session King Juan Carlos I Center, NYU

5:00 pm Dean Foley Reception Remarks

5:15- 6:00 Reception
6:00 pm Performance by Rev. Billy, Performance Artist
Saturday, Nov. 16
Transportation from hotel to Rutgers University

Morning session Carpender House, Rutgers University, 105 George St.
9:30-12:30 pm
Davíd Carrasco, Harvard University: 'Jaguar Christians in the Contact Zone: Masking and Mediation in Cristos de Caña, the Lord of Looking Good and Toni Morrison's Beloved'
Linda Kintz, University of Oregon: 'Surrendering to Spirit: Imperial Market Theocracy, Wyclef Jean, and Redemption'
•Kristen Norget, McGill University: 'The Drama of Death: Popular Religion & Enactments of the 'Good Death' in Oaxaca'

Catered lunch on campus
12:30-2 pm
Closing session / Discussion session
2 pm -5 pm