NINETEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE - The 19th-Century Latin American Text as a Lens for Contemporary Issues

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William Michael Lake / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This session invites submissions related to Nineteenth-Century Latin American texts that examine social issues which remain largely unresolved around the world. The topic is widely defined and also encourages analyses of texts not traditionally categorized as "literary." Some possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to: the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and U.S. immigration policy; industrialization; class warfare; indigenous rights; narratives of environmental destruction; slavery and other forms of exploitative labor; women's agency; modern representations of 19th-century Latin America; and so on.

This will be a regular session composed of four panelists, each presenting papers of between 15-20 minutes in Spanish or English. Please do not hesitate to email with questions or inquiries. Please submit abstracts of 300-400 words to William Michael Lake, Georgia State University, at by June 15, 2014.