The New Latina/o Immigrant: Shifts in Literary Perspective (NeMLA 2013, Boston, March 21-24)
In light of recent anti-immigrant sentiment and political action, this panel will explore the ways in which racism and xenophobic policy have changed the Latina/o literary output in America. What challenges do Latina/o immigrants, both documented and undocumented, face today? How are these challenges different from those faced by Latina/o immigrants who arrived earlier in the 20th century? How have Latina/o literary voices shifted in the face of these new challenges?
Contact Melissa Bobe, Rutgers University, at firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE: September 30, 2012.
Topics explored may include (but are not limited to):
news and media
the (in)justice system
political rhetoric/immigration as a platform in elections
pop culture influences/stereotypes
children and family structure/values
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