116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Hispanic Literature and Politics

Session Chair: 
Charles Patterson, Western Washington University
Session 6: Saturday 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Miller Hall 139


  1. Kathrin Theumer, Franklin & Marshall College
    Disputing Casal’s so-called “exoticism,” José Manuel Poveda presents Julián del Casal as a spiritual exile whose conceptual itinerancy is intrinsic to the poetic process and fundamental to the revitalization of Cuba’s poetic tradition, reconfiguring the parameters of his "tragic" poetic martyrdom in order to resist the national and literary inertia of Republican Cuba.
  2. Elizabeth L Hochberg, University of Washington - Seattle
    In this presentation, I will analyze the ways in which José Miguel Varas’ short story “Exclusivo,” published against the backdrop of Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity government, defends the journalistic unveiling of processes that lie behind the production of dominant form of print media, while at the same time advocating for critiques grounded in the language and story-telling tactics of popular culture. 
  3. Rebeca Rubio, UC Davis
    When Francisco Franco’s dictatorship needed an aesthetic for its fascist ideology, it reached back to the dramatic canon of the seventeenth century. The staging of  Las mocedades del Cid in 1941 is a neat example of the propagandistic appropriation of the comedia. However, the ideological phase was short lived. A year later, Luca de Tena began exploring subtle commentaries on surveillance and censorship through a creative use of scenery, that can be traced in the staging of Calderon de la Barca’s La dama duende in 1942.
Session Cancelled: