Growing up in Latin America: Narratives of Precarity, Postcolonialism, Violence

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA

The experience of growing up in Latin America for the past two centuries has been marked by constant negotiations with precarity, postcoloniality and multiple forms of violence. Numerous literary and audiovisual productions have drawn attention to this issue. In this session, we invite critical examinations of coming-of-age narratives and bildungsroman dealing with bi-cultural or multi-cultural identities, picaresque and heterodox processes of learning, non hetero-normative sexualities, as well as other alternative processes of development and growth. We are particularly interested in critical approaches that understand these narratives from perspectives such as theory of affects, ecocriticism, postcolonialism, gender studies, biopolitics, transmediatic studies, and cosmopolitan discussions.

We invite critical examinations of coming-of-age narratives and bildungsroman dealing with bi-cultural or multi-cultural identities, picaresque and heterodox processes of learning, non hetero-normative sexualities, and other alternative processes of development and growth. We are interested in approaches related to theory of affects, ecocriticism, postolonialism, gender studies, biopolitics, transmediatic studies, and cosmopolitan discussions.