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Trauma and Marginalized Voices in the Theater of the Spanish-speaking World (NeMLA 2023) (NeMLA)

Niagara Falls, NY
Organization: NeMLA
Event: NeMLA
Categories: Postcolonial, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Drama, Cultural Studies, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas
Event Date: 2023-03-23 to 2023-03-26 Abstract Due: 2022-09-30

In this panel we are looking for papers that will study the powerfully resilient voices heard in the contemporary theater of the Spanish-speaking world. In their plays, some dramatists wrestle with the ghosts of the recent past, giving voice and agency to those silenced during civil wars and dictatorships, while others highlight environmental crises or bring awareness to social, racial, and gender inequities in the present. The marginalized include women, migrants, racial minorities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, all of whom have faced some type of trauma, be it war, domestic violence, migration, isolation, or hate.

How do playwrights grapple with multiple types of trauma, and how do they stage the resilience of the marginalized? How is trauma mapped in distinct countries and/or in a transatlantic context?

Submission Requirements:

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be submitted directly on the NeMLA website by September 30, 2022: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20013 (direct link to this panel).

General guidelines for abstracts can be found at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html.

https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20013

jjohnson@fairfield.edu

Jerelyn Johnson