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

Latinx Literature and Culture

Session Chair: 
Ariel Zatarain Tumbaga, Antelope Valley College
Session 2: Friday 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm
Miller Hall 139


  1. Carolyn Gonzalez, The College of Idaho
    How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still While Painting Their Portraits in Winter (2015) by Myriam Gurba is a twenty-first century Queer Chicana Crónica. Through her text, this Mexican-American, female writer documents, re-crafts and reclaims the natural world, literature, history and culture that surround her. Gurba presents her writing as an attempt to (de)colonize herself as well as her reader’s mind, utilizing each new tale to challenging established stories and so-called truths.
  2. Thayse Madella, UFSC - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
    This paper aims to analyze the political uses of space in the Chicana novel So Far From God (1994), by Ana Castilllo in which metaphorical and literal representations of space are combined in the village of Tome. 
  3. Estrella Amaro-Jeppesen, Independent Scholar
    Using a mixed-methods approach, I examine Latinx participation in the birthplace of world-renowned Chicano theater group, El Teatro Campesino. I contrast actor perceptions with casting data in Kern County, CA. Examining the underrepresentation of Latinx actors in this context may help identify ways to increase Latinx theater participation at the local and national levels. 
Session Cancelled: