Hispanic & Latino

Intertextuality in Golden Age Spain (NEMLA 2013)

Renaissance texts, both in Spain and in Europe more generally, were deeply aware of their own relatedness. This panel seeks to explore what can be recuperated by granting these intertextual links a larger place in our account of literature in the Spanish Golden Age. Translations, adaptations, reprints, and sequels, among other things, all offer new insights into the way texts were read and understood. Studies of intersemiotic connections are also welcome. Please send 300 word abstracts by ...

Enough is Enough? Poetics of Excess and Austerity in Iberian Cultures (NEMLA 2013)

As economic worries pervade the political, social, and cultural discourse, this panel aims at providing new perspectives on how Iberian cultures have historically reflected on ideas of excess and austerity, exuberance and decency. Topics of this panel include but are not limited to: artistic economies; restraining culture(s); hyperbolic gender and national identities; and the ethics of waste. Send 250-300 word abstracts to Daniel García-Donoso, Yale University,

Agency, Fate, and the Forces of History in Nineteenth-Century European Narrative (NEMLA 2013)

In the wake of the novels of Walter Scott, the precise description of specific places and times became the norm both in fiction and in historical accounts. Explanations of geographical, socio-economic, and cultural forces often acquired an unprecedented density within the narrative. As an imposing presence, these factors became almost a character in their own right as they wrestled with their human counterparts for control of events. Also vying for narrative supremacy were the ...

Hybrid identities in 20th Century Argentine Literature and Drama (NEMLA 2013)

This panel seeks to explore the representation of immigrants and the hybrid identities they develop in the fiction and drama of 20th Century Argentina. What cultural negotiations do these works present in the articulation of hybrid identities? How do these negotiations result in the creation of a third space within Argentine culture? How is this third space defined, and how does it relate to the space occupied by the hegemonic Argentine identity? Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to ...

Textual Debts (and Textual Debtors) in Golden Age Spain (MMLA 2012)

This panel explores the way authors in Golden Age Spain accounted for textual debts, whether in their own production or in that of others. How do poets trace literary heritage, such as the sonnet or epic forms, or Petrarchan traditions? How do authors view material 'borrowed' or imitated by contemporaries? How do authors figure their own 'borrowings'? Textual forms and modes such as translation, adaptation, the sequel/continuation, and the re-edition are all valuable points of interest, but ...

Minificción: reflexiones sobre la contemporaneidad (NEMLA 2013)

Esta sesión se propone reunir a todos aquellos interesados en el estudio, la investigación y la difusión de la minificción. Se abarcará temas relacionados con la teoría y la lectura crítica; enseñanza de la literatura y lenguas no maternas; la minificción en otras lenguas; nuevas estrategias de publicación y difusión; la minificción y otras disciplinas y ámbitos culturales.

Challenging Narratives: Nineteenth Century in Latin America (NEMLA 2013)

 For many years critical thought around the nineteenth century in Latin America has been focused on the relationship between post-independence literary production and the consolidation of the so called nation-state. Nevertheless, as we approach a time in which the notion of “national borders” is put into question and a thought of the post-national emerges, a reevaluation of this critical approach seems to be necessary. In this sense, this panel seeks to explore alternative ...

Language Contact and Literary Representation in Latin America (NEMLA 2013)

The analysis and characterization of dialects in fictional works, especially those portraying regional, social, ethnic and register variation in American English, raise general questions about the theoretical validity, methodological reliability and empirical basis for such approaches in textual linguistics and literary criticism alike. Unlike literary dialects representing intra-linguistic variation, research oriented to examine speech in literary texts attempting to articulate two or more ...

Spanish Peninsular Literature: 1700 to Present--Triple Session (SAMLA 2012)

Spanish II-A, B, and C Peninsular Literature Triple Session: 1700 to Present.

Abstracts for sessions A and B will reflect any theme related to Peninsular Literature from 1700 to the present. It is hoped that there will be a wide range of topics from different periods. Abstracts for session C should focus on the 2012 conference theme: “Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exit” (1700 to the present). Please bear in mind the following: This is a triple session ...

Hispanic Cinemas International Conference In Transition: Historical, Political and Cultural Changes in Cinema and Television

In recent years, the concept of “transition” has become one of the most important ideas on the agenda of film and television studies. Transitions seem particularly suitable to evoke a range of political, aesthetic and cultural factors that have shaped contemporary societies. The transitional processes experienced in European and Latin American countries, often marked by radical political changes, bring about a deep series of broad and ambiguous readings that illuminate these ...
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