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

Spanish and Portuguese (Latin American) II

Session Chair: 
Patricia Amezcua, California State University, Long Beach


  1. Anne Fountain, San Jose State University
    One of the best writers to emerge in Cuba in the last 20 years is Nancy Alonso whose prize-winning anthologies of short stories appeared in 2007 and 2012 in English translation. Learn about her humor, her exploration of LGBT themes and the planned documentary about her life and work.
  2. Lauren Applegate, San Diego State University
    Delmira Agustini’s work redefines notions of the feminine and allows for the emergence of a non-heteronormative tool for literary analysis in the theory of mis-citation. I develop the idea of mis-citation, particularly in relation to the critical tendency to read Agustini’s work from a discourse of essential femininity and heteronormativity.
  3. Yolanda Doub, California State University, Fresno
    This project explores the inflections and significance of the Bildungsroman as it has evolved in Latin American literature, with an eye toward how the genre has not only persevered but, in fact, thrived, in both canonical and contemporary texts from countries across the region.
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