113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cuban Literature and Film After the Cuban Revolution

Presiding Officer: 
Sonia Barrios Tinoco, Seattle University

Following this year’s theme of Literature and Time I would like to propose a special session on Cuban Literature and Film focusing on how cultural products have changed, develop or shifted focus since the Cuban Revolution. The written or visual texts to be analyzed in presentations should have been produced since this historical event onward or be linked to it in some capacity.

What are the consequences of a revolution for a nation? Does a revolution change the minds of those who create? Following this year’s theme of Literature and Time I would like to propose a special session on Cuban Literature and Film focusing on how written and visual texts have changed, develop or shifted focus since the Cuban Revolution. I would like to invite presenters to reflect on how and / or if the cultural production has been restricted by certain limitations or censorship in terms of topics that they deal with or have expanded in other ways to bypass the aforementioned boundaries imposed either by the government and its institutions, by the economy, ideology or by the demand of the public. Additionally, given the more recent events in which the Caribbean country and the United States have offered a more amiable discourse towards each other and diplomatic relationships have been reestablished between the two nations, it would be interesting to explore the possible impact this might have in the cultural production of Cuba in the future.

Status: 
Closed (not accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
Special Session