From the 1920s to the early 1930s, Latin American literary and aesthetic avant-gardes developed new images of geopolitical identity that led, among other things, to a remapping of the region’s cultural relations with Europe and the U.S. Although recent scholarship on the avant-gardes has produced an extensive critique of traditional Eurocentric views, much of the time it has failed to fully incorporate Latin America in its “global” view. Transcultural and transhemispheric studies on and from the region are relatively rare, even in projects that aim to be comprehensive.
The conference aims to gather voices and views from different places and perspectives to discuss both Latin American presences in European and Anglo-American spaces and vice-versa, in order to promote a more balanced understanding of the avant-gardes. We welcome contributions on literary and cultural dialogues between Latin America, Europe, and the United States. We particularly encourage transhemispheric, transcultural, and/or geopolitical perspectives.
Abstracts must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 26th, 2013.
Website: www.fhuce.edu.uy/MontevideanaVIII (montevideanaVIII.blogspot.com).
Organizers: Dpt. of Modern Literature, Dpt. of Literary Theory (Universidad de la República), and National Museum of Visual Arts.
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