INTERSTICES: Interventions and Interruptions from the Periphery
The increasingly globalized mobility of ideas, people, and capital has blurred the boundaries between center and periphery, giving way to a transnational era and a multiplicity of centers, each in turn permeated by the periphery.
As this increased circulation maps new social and political cartographies, it simultaneously produces divisions and reinforces existing boundaries. Conservative immigration policies, the resurgence of nationalist politics, the problematic representation of marginalized groups, and staggering social and economic inequalities are only few of the numerous issues in the field of Hispanic literary and cultural studies that are in need of continued critical analysis. Throughout history, Latin American and Iberian literature, cinema and popular culture have negotiated multiple subjectivities in relation to the (de)construction of the Other. While dominant discourses have often demonized or exoticized this figure, marginalized voices have continuously challenged Western claims to universality by forging interstices that intervene in and interrupt governing paradigms.
Encouraging an interdisciplinary approach, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University invites papers that reflect on the (de)construction of marginalized subjectivities and the myriad of contexts surrounding their articulation, including but not limited to a discussion of the identities, spaces, and cartographies delineated from hegemonic discourses and the cultural production that arises from the interstices between them.
Friday, November 14, 2014 Stony Brook Manhattan
Keynote Speak: Susan Martin-Márquez (Rutgers University)
Deadline: October 5, 2014
Possible topics include:
Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Encounters
Exile, Diaspora, Immigration
Gender and Sexuality
Students, faculty and scholars who would like to participate are invited to send an abstract of 250-300 words, their research interests, and academic affiliation to SBU.HispanicLL@gmail.com by October 5, 2014. Each presentation will be between 15 to 20 minutes. Papers in English, Spanish and Portuguese accepted.
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