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

Un camino difícil/ A difficult journey: Cultural products about (il)legal (Im)migration

Session Chair: 
Sonia Barrios Tinoco, Seattle University
Time: 
Session 2: Friday 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm
Location: 
Bond Hall 159

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Sonia Barrios Tinoco, Seattle University
    A través del estudio de varios productos culturales publicados en años recientes que relatan la experiencia de venezolanos que se ven obligados a dejar su país como consecuencia de la profunda crisis de valores por la que atraviesa, nos proponemos rastrear los cambios que se han generado en la identidad del venezolano y cómo vive su experiencia de inmigrante en contraste con su antigua y natural posición de receptor.
  2. Carmen Febles, Idaho State University
    In this project I will analyze two collaborative cultural products, “Dacamented voices in Healthcare” and “Cruzando fronteras: Ceremonia y duelo,” through the prism of death as it relates to cultural loss and resilience. I will highlight the ways in which death manifests and is manifested in the life of the (Il)legal (Im)migrant.
  3. Pedro Koo, Missouri State University
    Esta presentación busca estudiar el fenómeno inmigratorio de los menores no acompañados inmigrantes en España. Para ello, se analizan los procesos de inmigración que viven los protagonistas de los largometrajes Al otro lado (2004) y A escondidas (2012) de los directores Gustavo Loza y Mikel Rueda respectivamente.
  4. David Wolf, Portland State University
    This paper examines distinctions in the African migration narrative pertaining to class and resources: Adichie's university-educated, middle class Nigerian characters are able to easily cross borders to the west and to penetrate the intricate social tableaux of the U.S. and the U.K. Their immigration is due neither due to war nor to abject poverty, but rather because her educated Nigerian characters need, as one character reflects, “to escape from the oppressive lethargy of choicelessness.” 
Session Cancelled: 
No