Women Writing Spanish American Revolution(s)- NeMLA- Montreal, Canada-April 7-11, 2010

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Sophie M. Lavoie
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Women Writing Spanish American Revolution(s)

Stemming from the interest generated by the successful 2009 NeMLA Panel on Women Artists and Social Movements in Latin America, the 2010 Panel endeavours to focus on those areas which have experienced revolutionary movements in the last half of the 20th century -Nicaragua, Chiapas, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, to name only a few. Within these diverse movements, women have often had to take on (or been conferred) very specific and life-changing roles. This social shift from "traditional" Spanish American society has been reflected in the literary production of women writers of these areas. Women writers perceive and interpret revolution in a plethora of ways, whether it is implicitly hinted at or explicitly mentioned in their works. Their literary production is often engendered from a marginalized standpoint and remains on the periphery of the canon, while doubtlessly articulating a feminine penetration of both the literary and political spheres. With the aim of unearthing possible symmetries and bridging continents, this Panel welcomes submissions about women writers from all the Spanish-speaking geographic areas of the Americas, and especially from those women from "twice-marginalized" groups (Indigenous, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latin-American, minority communities, etc.).

Abstracts of a maximum of 300 words (.doc or .rtf format) and a brief bio/bibliography of the author should be sent to Dr. Sophie M. Lavoie (University of New Brunswick-Fredericton/CCLEH) at: lavoie@unb.ca. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is September 30, 2009.