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Diane Bornstein Conference - Fall 2005

Crossing Into Queens - Immigrant Experiences Today
September 26, 2005

[Conference Program] [Poster for Afternoon Performance] [QC Press Release] [Conference Map] [QC Events Calendar Entry] [CUNY Listing]

[NY Public Library Web Resources: 1) Immigrant Experience Through Literature - book list /  2) Global Beat Book List - ordering information]

[New York Center for the Book:  Web Resources on Immigrant Writing in NY State]

[Ellis Island: The Immigrant Experience] [Angel Island, California: Foundation / US Immigration Station] [Lower East Side Tenement Museum]

[QC Black History Month - February 2005]

The Queens College English Department, the American Studies Program, the Drama, Theatre, and Dance Department, and the Office of the President present the 2005 Diane Bornstein Conference, Immigrant Experiences Today, on Monday, September 26, 2005.

The Diane Bornstein Conference is a biennial event honoring the memory of our English Department colleague, medievalist, and women’s studies scholar, Diane Bornstein.

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Morning Session - Rosenthal 230

9 am: Talking Texts
A reading of narratives drawn from students’ immigrant experiences and literary texts

10 am: Panel Discussion
The Current Immigration to Queens and Its Literary Expressions

Distinguished Panelists:

Andrew Beveridge (Sociology)
Fred Buell (English)
Madhulika Khandelwal (Urban Studies, Asian/American Center)
Pyong Gap Min (Sociology)
Bette Weidman (English, American Studies Program), moderator

Afternoon Session - Little Theatre  (King Hall 115)

12:15-1:30 (free hour):
Crossing the BLVD

A multimedia event by Judith Sloan
and Warren Lehrer based on their critically acclaimed book about recent immigration to Queens. Crossing the BLVD also includes a traveling exhibition touring throughout the US (for full schedule, visit

Following the performance -
Patio Room in the Dining Hall

Lunch and a discussion session with the performers.

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