114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Spanish and Portuguese (Latin American) I

Session Chair: 
Lauren Applegate, San Diego State University
Location: 
La Canada

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Hannah Carbajal, Indiana University
    The poetry in the Puerto Rican Transcendentalist movement founded in 1948 employed a vocabulary of natural landscape as a metaphor of the poetic voice’s inner, spiritual life. While some perceive their works as politically passive or escapist, they can instead be read as an active rejection of prevalent nationalistic discourse.
  2. Julio Puente Garcia, University of California - Los Angeles
    Esta ponencia analizará la representación de un nacionalismo desbordado que deviene en genocidio durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, y cómo la razón es empleada no para combatir la barbarie sino para intentar ocultarla. Se analizará la importancia que cuentos como “Rumor de harina” tienen en la obra de Padilla en relación a la reivindicación política del realismo mágico.
  3. Sarah Anderson, California State University, Chico
    Sofía Segovia’s newly published (2015) novel, El murmullo de las abejas, re-visits the landscape of Northern Mexico in the state of Nuevo Leon during and following the time of the Mexican Revolution.  Segovia weaves a tale of the Mexican nation that suggests a re-reading and re-vision of the historical past that listens to “the murmur of the bees”, or the murmur of lost voices, in an attempt to understand the complexities of life, present and past, in the northern borderlands of the nation
  4. Jorge Galindo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Hablaré de cómo Y tu mamá también (2001) de Alfonso Cuarón y Güeros (2014) de Alonso Ruizpalacios se complementan y reflejan los cambios socio-políticos ocurridos en México al principio de este nuevo milenio desde la perspectiva  de la juventud.
Session Cancelled: 
No