Event Mar 21

Abstract Sep 30

Challenging Narratives: Nineteenth Century in Latin America (NEMLA 2013)

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract: 09/30/2012
Categories: Interdisciplinary, Aesthetics, Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, World Literatures, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Hispanic & Latino
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: NeMLA

 For many years critical thought around the nineteenth century in Latin America has been focused on the relationship between post-independence literary production and the consolidation of the so called nation-state. Nevertheless, as we approach a time in which the notion of “national borders” is put into question and a thought of the post-national emerges, a reevaluation of this critical approach seems to be necessary. In this sense, this panel seeks to explore alternative nineteenth century narratives that speak to the current political, cultural and socio-economic context. By challenging the hegemony of liberalism and nation-state building discourses, this panel will address the unexplored tensions that permeate nineteenth-century Latin American cultural production, and seek to explore alternative –visual/textual/material- narratives that speak to our current context. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, gandolfi@princeton.edu and Ana Sabau, asabau@princeton.edu.

Contact Email: gandolfi@princeton.edu