MMLA - Permanent Section Latin American Literature

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association

Call For Papers

2018 MMLA Conference - "Consuming Cultures"

November 15-18, 2018

Kansas City, MO

The permanent section SPANISH III (Latin American Literature) welcome proposals that explore Latin American Literature and Culture and create space for dialogue across disciplines and genres in the context of this year’s conference theme “Consuming Cultures”. Proposals exploring issues related to cultural engagement and cultural appropriation in Latin America from any time period will be given preferential consideration. Papers on any aspect of this topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes:

  • Latin American art, music and painting
  • Latin American feminisms and transfeminisms
  • Latin American Literature and the environment
  • Pop culture and visual arts in the Latin American context
  • Queer identities in Latin America
  • Latin American cultural and literary studies
  • Environmental and cultural sustainability
  • Indigenous cultures in Latin America
  • Latin American issues on disability
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Race, gender and subalternity
  • Religious discourses and consumption
  • Latin American nationalisms and consumption
  • Transatlantic Studies: Latin America/ Europe/Africa
  • Travel writing
  • Women in Latin American literature
  • Minority cultures in Latin America
  • Ecocritical approaches to consumption
  • Transcultural identities in Latin America
  • Food studies in the Latin American context

Please send proposals of 250 words by 5 April, 2018 to Michelle Medeiros, Participants are welcome to propose papers either in Spanish, Portuguese, or in English.