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

Spanish and Portuguese (Latin American) II

Session Chair: 
Charles Boyer, Hawaii Pacific University
Session 6: Saturday 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Bond Hall 106


  1. Maria Elva Echenique, University of Portland
    Este trabajo se aproxima a la narrativa de la escritora boliviana Magela Baudoin y aborda su primer libro de cuentos, La composición de la sal, publicado en 2014 y ganador del prestigioso premio iberoamericano de cuento Gabriel García Márquez en 2015. Examina las estrategias narrativas que Baudoin despliega para involucrar al lector en sus relatos
  2. Emily Clark, Sonoma State University
    Nineteenth-Century Argentinian author Juana Manuela Gorriti is known for penning politicized Romantic fiction and for mentoring other women writers, but her prose was also extremely thematically innovative. In this paper, I examine how two of her short stories critique gender scripts and politics by revealing the horrors of Gothic domestic space.
  3. Gabriela Bacsan, Scripps College
    In this paper, I explore the production of knowledge of intersex bodies and subjectivities in Lucía Puenzo’s XXY and Julia Solomonoff’s El último verano de la Boyita. I analyze the representation of biomedical texts as hegemonic sites of knowledge regarding intersex bodies. I argue that in contesting the authority of biomedical knowledge, the films themselves become radical sites of knowledge production about intersexuality as they depathologize intersex bodies and subjectivities.
  4. Fernanda Bartolomei-Merlin, Macalester College
    Miriam Alves’ Bará na Trilha do Vento brings an affective history that reiterates the histories of many Afro-Brazilian families in Brazil where candomblé, dignity and familiar values construct a beautifully poetic trajectory of three generation of women who depict a very different view on how Afro-Brazilian women have been portrayed in literature.
Session Cancelled: