Call for Abstracts: 36th Annual Symposium on Comparative Literature at Texas Tech University, Thursday, March 13 - Saturday, March 15, 2003: (In)versions of the New World: Writing Race, Religion & Sex in Colonial Latin America.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:José Rabasa, U C Berkeley & Gonzalo Portocarrero Maisch, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
This conference will interrogate the ways in which conventionalized modes of discourse–Bakhtin refers to them as speech genres or utterances which “reflect the specific conditions and goals of each...area [of human activity]”--in colonial Latin America and in Spain elaborate and endorse master narratives on race, religion or sex, as well as those writings which deconstruct such institutionally-endorsed versions of reality.
One-page abstracts are invited on: Chronicles and relaciones, rhetoric, historiography, poetry, prose fiction, drama, legislative and ecclesiastic documents, translations and transcriptions, public and private letters, etc. Proposals for panels may also be submitted consisting of one-page abstracts from each of the participants.
Professor Susan Isabel Stein
Dept. Class. & Mod. Langs.
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-2071
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