Latin American Film and Historical Moments in the Continent

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA. The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention/Washington DC 2019
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This session deals with film and history in Latin America. The films in discussion should reflect the major historical moments in the region beginning with the age of “discovery” and conquest, colonial rule and independent times.

Under this historical umbrella, the films in this session should address issues of civilización y barbarie, race, slavery, political persecution, misogyny, homophobia and revolution (among others). Participants should be cognizant that visual narratives dealing with race, class, gender, sexuality, language, nation, and identity reflect philosophical tenets prevalent in particular historical moments.

Films like Cabeza de Vaca, Los olvidados, Camila, La historia oficial, Memorias del subdesarrollo, La última cena and others might help us reflect on those historical moments.

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Papers can be presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese


The new deadline is 10/15/2018



 NeMLA 2019

Convention Site

Gaylord National Resort Center
Washington, DC
March 21-24, 2019

Convention Theme

Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples