PAMLA 2013 (Nov 1-3): Writing Defeat: The Failure of Politics and the Politics of Failure in Contemporary Hispanic Literatures

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association; Sarah Thomas (NYU), Presiding Officer
contact email: 
slt276@nyu.edu

The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen a remarkable number of civil wars, dictatorships, and revolutions in the Spanish-speaking world. As a result, numerous writers have found themselves confronting political and personal losses. How is the experience of defeat written in contemporary Spanish and Latin American literatures? Can writing from a position of defeat be productive or dissident, or does the writing of defeat suppose the defeat of writing?

http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/writing-defeat-failure-politics-and-pol...

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
twentieth_century_and_beyond