Alternative Narratives of Trauma in Recent Latin American Cultural Production (NeMLA Annual Convention)
Event: NeMLA Annual Convention
We are accepting abstracts for a roundtable at NeMLA 2020 to be held in Boston, MA, March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts are due Sept. 30, 2019 to be be submitted through the NEMLA website.
In recent history, narratives of trauma and violence in Latin America have been dominated by reverberating echoes of colonialism, perpetuated by a tradition of paternalism, resulting in the silencing of subaltern voices and subjectivities. We welcome papers in English or Spanish that explore alternative narratives of trauma seeking to build a counter-archive that draws marginalized identities to the forefront of contemporary discussions on mourning, memory, and diversity across Latin America. We frame this diversity through a plurality of gender identities, sexual orientations, racial and ethnic backgrounds, linguistic modes, religions, belief systems, political affiliations, and socioeconomic inequalities fighting for a voice.