112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Jewish Literature and Culture in ¨Trans-Iberia¨: Spain, Portugal, and Latin America

Session Chair: 
Jorge Galindo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Session 9: 9:00-10:30am
RCC Meeting Room 9


  1. Matthew Warshawsky, University of Portland
    Four decades absorbing Catholicism during the 1600s while living in the shadow of the Spanish Inquisition prepared Baltazar Alvares de Orobio, a “New Christian” of Jewish lineage, to adopt an anti-Christian perspective in his writings once he arrived in Amsterdam and, as Isaac Orobio de Castro, lived an openly Jewish life.
  2. Henri-Simon Blanc-Hoang, Defense Language Institute
    Alejandro Jodorowsky’s work seems at first to uphold Jacques Derrida’s assertion of Messianic Impossibility, especially when narratives by this Chilean filmmaker-novelist focus on Latin America’s past or present. However, in his graphic novels of science fiction, the destiny of Jodorowsky’s main characters coincides more with Walter Benjamin’s vision of the Messianic Time.
  3. Alicia Rico, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Las novelas de la mexicana Rosá Nissán, Novia que te vea (1992) e Hisho que te nazca (1994), forman parte del florecimiento de la autobiografía sefardita que se da a partir de 1992 como señala Jonathan Schorsch y usan el ladino ya desde los títulos. Me propongo analizar cómo Vida propia (2000) de Vicky Nizri y Tela de sevoya (Premio Xavier Villaurrutia 2012) de Myriam Moscona incorporan el ladino en la narración y  continúan esa tradición autobiográfica en México.
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