Transatlantic perspective on 20th-century dictatorships in Spain and Latin America

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Erin Hogan / University of San Diego

Twentieth-century politics in a number of Spanish-speaking countries were dominated by dictatorships; as Spain's dictatorship concluded in 1975, state terrorism began in Argentina. How do film and literature express politics of terror and human rights across the Atlantic? Comparative papers may explore transitional justice, memory, the disappeared, the exiled, and stolen children. Preference may be given to proposals exploring the topic of stolen children in cultural products of both Spain and Latin America. Please submit abstracts in English, Spanish, or Portuguese to by March 31, 2013. In addition, please indicate whether you would like to use a laptop connected to a projector. PAMLA will be held November 1-3, 2013 in San Diego.