Casas Tomadas: Monsters and Metaphors on the Periphery of Latin American Literature
CALL FOR PAPERS
Casas Tomadas: Monsters and Metaphors
on the Periphery of Latin American Literature
Co-Chaired by Carlos Gonzalez and Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza (Harvard University)
54th NeMLA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Keynote Speaker: Anne Enright
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT PROPOSAL HERE: bit.ly/CasasTomadas by September 30, 2022!
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sponsored by the University at Buffalo
Monsters have always played an important role in the literature of Latin America and have managed to persist in the national imaginations from which hispano- and lusophone writers draw their own source material. Dictators, strongmen, and organized crime roam the peripheries of language and history side by side with monsters, specters, and creatures horrible to behold. This panel will draw together scholarship exploring the ways in which monsters, of the imagination and of history, persist in the literature, politics, language, and culture of Latin America, drawing from a wide array of sources and disciplines. It will also explore the role of literature in ensuring, processing, and reimagining the ongoing survival of the monstrous, with perhaps surprising results.
NeMLA invites submissions from graduate students and welcomes academic papers from across disciplines, regardless of field or time period, covering literature, translation, cinema, theater, cultural studies, art, graphic novels, music, etc. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes and can be given in English, Spanish, and/or Portuguese. Proposals of no more than 300 words may be submitted to by September 30, 2022.
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT PROPOSAL HERE by September 30, 2022!
Please include an author bio of 100–150 words with the abstract.