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

Spanish and Portuguese (Latin American) III

Session Chair: 
Kathrin Theumer, Franklin & Marshall College


  1. Rachel VanWieren, National University, Teresa Rinaldi, National University
    Building on concepts from Lacan and Barthes, we analyze Chilean writer Luis Sepúlveda’s and Argentine photographer Daniel Mordzinski’s travel book Últimas noticias del sur (2012), finding that despite claiming to give agency to local people left behind by progress and development, their work shows Patagonia’s inhabitants vanishing into an empty and desolate landscape.
  2. Kathrin Theumer, Franklin & Marshall College
    En esta ponencia propongo que el desarraigo literario, geográfico y espiritual que characteriza la personalidad y la poética de Alma Rubens, poeta franco-cubana y heterónimo femenino de José Manuel Poveda (1888-1926), no es un impedimento sino una seña de su cubanidad.
  3. Juan Martinez Millan, Oakland University
    Between 1969 and 1975, Argentinian poet Diana Bellessi traveled from Patagonia to the Bronx. In Crucero Ecuatorial, a poetry collection inspired by her journey, the author expounds upon her concept of a transnational Latin American identity. The goal of my paper is to analyze the relationship between modernity and popular culture in Crucero Ecuatorial through the lens of Canclini's "cultura híbrida" theory.  
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