[UPDATE] Challenging Narratives: Nineteenth century in Latin America

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2013
contact email: 
gandolfi@princeton.edu; asabau@princeton.edu

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, gandolfi@princeton.edu and Ana Sabau, asabau@princeton.edu.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
travel_writing