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

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Latina/o Literature and Culture II: Printing Latinidad: The Power of Paper in Latina/o Literature

Session Chair: 
Robb Hernandez, University of California Riverside
Session 2: Friday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Raincross C


  1. Stephanie Fousek, University of California, Riverside
    In The Edge of the Storm, Agustín Yáñez conveys his vision of the pre-Revolutionary pueblo in Mexico. I examine three salient features of this text – the particularity of the village and its relationship to the “Mexican soul”; the incorporation of European modernist techniques; and Yáñez’s collaboration with artist Julio Prieto – to show their contribution to the text’s success in soliciting empathy from readers.
  2. Anita Huizar-Hernandez, University of Arizona
    In this paper, I survey protest posters collected by the activist organization Alto Arizona! in the years following the passage of SB 1070 that build a narrative that prioritizes the human rights of immigrants over their legal status. 
  3. Cristina Smith, California Institute of Integral Studies
    This study seeks to heal traumas of racism by employing a feminist and decolonial lenses to map integrative solidarity in the embodied intersections where mestiza literature is situated.           
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