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

Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular) I

Session Chair: 
Marta Albalá Pelegrín, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Session 1: Friday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Education (Brogan) 102


  1. Laura Muñoz, UCLA
    This paper will analyze how the urban comedy Los mal casados de Valencia (1595-1604) engages with socio-political issues within the Valencian context such as immigration, regional identity, and the politics of language choice by examining Guillén de Castro's formulation of the comic servant Pierres, a character who speaks a macaronic mix of Catalan and Castilian Spanish.
  2. Andrea Montoya, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    This paper analyzes the contrasting role of the gracioso in The Truth Cannot Be Trusted by Juan Ruiz de Alarcón and One House Many Complications by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
  3. John Danho, California Polytechnic University, Pomona
    By tracing and examining the nature of each of his seductions throughout the play, Don Juan’s inextricable relationship with Catalinón, and their inevitable confrontation with the ghost of Don Gonzalo, Don Juan reads as an existentially superfluous figure whose self-imposed burden of grandeur is ultimately what destroys him.  
  4. Benito Quintana, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    A discussion on the role of Malinalli as she appears in three Hispanic theatre plays. The 17th-century Spanish comedia La conquista de México by Fernando de Zárate, and two Romantic period plays from Independent Mexico: La noche triste by Ignacio Ramírez, and Xóchitl by Alfredo Chavero
Session Cancelled: