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Casas Tomadas: Monsters and Metaphors on the Periphery of Latin American Literature (NeMLA)

Niagara Falls, NY
Organization: NeMLA
Event: NeMLA
Categories: Comparative
Event Date: 2023-03-23 to 2023-03-26 Abstract Due: 2022-09-30

Monsters have always played an important role in the literature of Latin America and have managed to persist in the national imaginations from which hispano- and lusophone writers draw their own source material. Dictators, strongmen, and organized crime roam the peripheries

of language and history side by side with monsters, specters, and creatures horrible to behold. This panel will draw together scholarship exploring the ways in which monsters, of the imagination and of history, persist in the literature, politics, language, and culture of Latin America, drawing from a wide array of sources and disciplines. It will also explore the role of literature in ensuring, processing, and reimagining the ongoing survival of the monstrous, with perhaps surprising results.

NeMLA invites submissions from graduate students and welcomes academic papers from across disciplines, regardless of field or time period, covering literature, translation, cinema, theater, cultural studies, art, graphic novels, music, etc. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes and can be given in English, Spanish, and/or Portuguese. Proposals of no more than 300 words may be submitted to by September 30, 2022.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT PROPOSAL HERE by September 30, 2022!
bit.ly/CasasTomadas

Please include an author bio of 100–150 words with the abstract.

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19975

cgonzalez@fas.harvard.edu

Carlos Gonzalez