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

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Spanish and Portuguese (Latin American) III

Session Chair: 
Enric Mallorqui-Ruscalleda, California State University, Fullerton
Session 8: Saturday 3:30-5:00pm
RCC Meeting Room 10


  1. Jenni Lehtinen, Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)
    Using Cantaclaro (1934) as a case study, this paper will illustrate how Rómulo Gallegos successfully appropriates elements of Western cultural and intellectual tradition in order to explore a set of specifically Venezuelan issues. Particular attention will be paid to the way in which he transports Charles Perrault’s fairy tale Bluebeard to the Venezuelan llanos and further spices it up with references to Freudian theories of the Electra complex.
  2. Rachel VanWieren, Morgan State University
    I argue that the historical and textual marginalization of sealers in the nineteenth century is contested by Francisco Coloane in his story “Cabo de Hornos” (1941) by humanizing the sealers and focusing on the challenges of the local small-scale sealing that continued into the twentieth century in southern Patagonia.
  3. Eunha Choi, California State University, Long Beach
    Aquí propongo que ya sea plano o de fondo, breve o largo, el encuadre del cine de Lucrecia Martel apunta hacía un desencuentro o fractura entre la mirada de la cámara y los elementos (objetos y sujetos) del encuadre. Es en esa fractura que se escenifica el potencial ético de lo estético.
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