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

Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular) I

Session Chair: 
Kimberly Lynn, Western Washington University
Session 8: Sunday 10 am – 11:30 am
Bond Hall 109


  1. Adriana Soublette Angeles, California State University at Northridge
    Este presente trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar los temas del anticlericalismo y la religión en la obra La Regentay como ésta influyó en los personajes de Ana Ozores y Don Fermín de Pas. 
  2. David W. Bird, Saint Mary's College of California
    Benito Pérez Galdós began his career in the 1870s with the “novelas de tesis,” which share a preoccupation with social disadvantage. In Gloria (1876-1877), the disadvantage is occasioned by intolerance between the characters’ fanatic families. I analyze Galdós’s critique in terms of what philosopher Miranda Fricker calls “epistemic injustice.” In Gloria, intolerance creates epistemic blind spots, rendering characters not just intolerant of difference but incapable of perceiving alternative attitudes.
  3. Carles Ferrando Valero, University of California, Merced
    This presentation reads Antonio Espina’s account of the motif of transubstantiation in concert with notions of commodity fetishism. Luna de copas insists that modern commodities are consumed and fetishized in ways that are ceremonious and theatrical while at the same time suggesting that modern writers have become prone to consuming and fetishizing transubstantiated realities—metaphors.
Session Cancelled: