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Latinx Forum Sessions at MLA 2019

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    John Alba Cutler

    Hi, everyone,

    Please mark your calendars for the following Latinx Forum sessions at MLA in January:


    And please join us at the reception on Saturday night:

    618: Cash Bar Arranged by the Forums LLC Chicana and Chicano, LLC Latina and Latino, LLC Puerto Rican, and LLC Cuban and Cuban Diasporic Date: Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 Time: 7:15 PM–8:30 PM Location: Sheraton Grand – Chicago Ballroom IX

    One note: if you’ve published a book or achieved a significant professional milestone in the past year (a new job, a postdoc, a promotion, tenure), please let me know (john-cutler@northwestern.edu) so that we can celebrate your accomplishment at the cash bar.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!


    This topic was also posted in: LLC Chicana and Chicano.

    Lena Burgos-Lafuente

    SATURDAY, 5 JANUARY 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

    Forum: LLC Puerto Rican409. Puerto Rico in the Greater Caribbean: A Digital Perspective

    SATURDAY, 5 JANUARY 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, MISSISSIPPI (SHERATON GRAND)1. The Aesthetics of Toxicity: Vieques, Alejandra Bronfman (U at Albany, State U of New York)2. Better Nasty than Fishy: Media Responses to Hurricane María, Juan Carlos Rodríguez (Georgia Inst. of Tech.)3. Nuevos mapeos de Santurce, Myrna Garcia-Calderon (Syracuse U)Presiding Lena Burgos-Lafuente (Stony Brook U, State U of New York)

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