115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Spanish and Portuguese (Latin American) I

Session Chair: 
Yolanda Doub, California State University, Fresno
Session 5: Saturday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Henry 202


  1. Charles Boyer, Hawaii Pacific University
    This paper will examine the discursive and representational strategies in two 1970s detective novels in Mexico in relation to the repressive national environment during the decade following the 1968 government crackdown at Tlatelolco in Mexico City.
  2. Stephen Tobin, UCLA
    This paper compares gender representations within Gerardo Porcayo’s novel The First Street of Solitude and short story “Spheres of Vision,” both of which occur in the same fictional universe, in order to establish a critical baseline regarding Mexican cyberpunk attitudes toward the question of gender as articulated by male writers. 
  3. Alessandra Luiselli, Texas A&M University
    Analysis of "The book of Ana," the most recent novel by the Mexican writer Carmen Boullosa, published in 2016. Discussion (in Spanish) of the historical events revisited by Boullosa, inclduing her daring re-writing of "Ana Karenina", by León Tolstoi
Session Cancelled: