Panels and Happy Hour for Colonial Latin American Literatures/ MLA 2019

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    Elvira L. Vilches

    Dear Members,

    Here is the list of activities sponsored by the Colonial Latin American forum, MLA 2019.

    We are looking forward to seeing you there.


    Thursday Jan 3rd

    54. And What does Colonial Mean? 

    1:45-3:00 pm, Erie, Sheraton Grand

    Presiding Mónica Díaz, U of Kentucky

    Speakers: Ivonne del Valle, UC Berkley; Kathleen Myers, Indiana U, Bloomington; Daniel Nemser, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Luis Fernando Restrepo, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

    Happy Hour, 7:30 pm., Boleo, Chicago Rooftop Bar

    Boleo | 122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603 | (312) 750-9007

    Friday, Jan 4th 

    296. Humanism, Coloniality, and Imperial Reason.

    1:45-3:00 pm. Water Tower, Hyatt Regency

    Presiding: Luis Fernando Restrepo, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    Speakers: Glen Edgar Carman, DePaul U; Freddy Dominguez, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Valeria López Fadul, Wesleyan U; Stuart McManus, U of Chicago.

    333. African Transactions within and Beyond Colonial Brazil

    3:30-4:45 p.m, Erie, Sheraton Grand

    Presiding: Lisa Voigt, Ohio State U, Columbus

    \”Njinga Mbande: Profane Interruptions on the Slaving Frontier,\” Anna More, Universidade de Brasilia

    \”Brazil and Black Festival Performances in Colonial Spanish America,\” Miguel Valerio, Washington U in St. Louis

    \”The Illness of Nostalgia as an Index for Humanity among African Slaves in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Cuba and Brazil,\” Isabela Fraga, U of Chicago.


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