MLA 2019 Session: Expanding Colonial Geographies
This panel aims to re-conceptualize traditional colonial geographies in the Spanish speaking world by considering the transactions between Colonial Latin America and the Global Hispanophone world. How did colonial commercial and knowledge networks between Latin America and the Global Hispanophone affect identitarian discourses in these regions? What sorts of textual transactions would be necessary to deconstruct the teleological narratives that often inform our conceptual mapping of the field? What theoretical approaches can most effectively address this highly diverse geographical span, without reifying the colonial drive that charted the territory in the first place? Send a one-page abstract by March 15 to Joyce L. Tolliver at firstname.lastname@example.org, and to Benita.email@example.com.