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Emotional Resistance to Empire in US Latine Literature and Culture (NeMLA)

Baltimore, MD
Event: NeMLA
Categories: Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Cultural Studies, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas
Event Date: 2022-03-10 to 2022-03-13 Abstract Due: 2021-09-30

Through an engagement with writers and cultural producers throughout the US Latine diaspora, as well as the Caribbean, this panel will address topics such as mass killings, starvation, rape, militarized prostitution, torture, forced disappearances, land dispossession, displacement and the destruction of nature, while also articulating people’s inherent collective aspiration for liberation that is expressed in multiple ways. Mostly, the panel will focus on what many, including Frances Negrón-Muntaner, have termed decolonial joy--that is, an emotion that radically delinks the body from histories of colonial-imperial relations in order to demand a different kind of collective being.



Joshua Deckman