Challenging Narratives: Nineteenth century in Latin America

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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 nineteenth century narratives that speak to the current political, cultural and socio-economic context. By challenging the hegemony of liberalism and nation-state building discourses, this panel will address the unexplored tensions that permeate nineteenth-century Latin American cultural production, and seek to explore alternative –visual/textual/material- narratives that speak to our current context. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, and Ana Sabau,