NINETEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE - The 19th-Century Latin American Text as a Lens for Contemporary Issues

full name / name of organization: 
William Michael Lake / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
wlake1@gsu.edu

This session invites submissions related to Nineteenth-Century Latin American texts that examine social issues which remain largely unresolved around the world. The topic is widely defined and also encourages analyses of texts not traditionally categorized as “literary.” Some possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to: the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and U.S. immigration policy; industrialization; class warfare; indigenous rights; narratives of environmental destruction; slavery and other forms of exploitative labor; women’s agency; modern representations of 19th-century Latin America; and so on.

This will be a regular session composed of four panelists, each presenting papers of between 15-20 minutes in Spanish or English. Please do not hesitate to email with questions or inquiries. Please submit abstracts of 300-400 words to William Michael Lake, Georgia State University, at wlake1@gsu.edu by June 15, 2014.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
travel_writing