MLA 2019 CFP for Round Table “Humanism, Coloniality, and Imperial Reason\”

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    Luis Restrepo

    Traditionally seen as a foundational movement for free inquiry, rationality, individual freedom, and moral development originated in Europe, humanism emerged in a wider geopolitical framework including the Iberian imperial expansion in Africa, America, and Asia.  This roundtable examines the coloniality of humanist thought in its trans-Atlantic dimensions and its historical roots in imperial Rome.  Joint session sponsored by the Colonial Latin American Literature Executive Committee and the CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern Forum.  Send 200-300 word proposal by March 15, 2018, to Monica Diaz ( or Luis Fernando Restrepo (

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