Organized by the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese (University of California, Santa Barbara) and UC-Mexicanistas (Intercampus Research Program), we formally welcome you to the XVI Colloquium on Mexican Literature: "Huellas del tiempo". Participants include writers and professors from Mexico, the U.S. and Europe, as well as current and former students. The theme of this year's colloquium is Huellas del tiempo ("In the footsteps of time"). As always, we will have reading sessions, presentations of books published in 2013, and cultural activities related to the theme of the colloquium.