Post/Imperial Encounters between Spain and Portugal and East Asia (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)
Seminar style session that explores Spain and Portugal's colonial and post/imperial encounters with East Asia as registered in writings in Spanish and Portuguese by peninsular and post/colonial authors from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Papers might focus on, but are not limited to, an analysis of fiction and non-fiction narratives of colonial adventures and political resistance, missionary travails, and travel through Japan, China, Korea, Philippines, to mention just a few examples.
Please note that the session is in "seminar" format which means that the 5-10 participants will complete and circulate their papers of no more than 20 pages in length prior to the convention. Instead of reading papers, participants give a brief presentation of 5-10 minutes of their work, with the session focused on structured exchange between the participants. Respondents may be invited by the chair.