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    MLA 2021: “Afro-Latinx Stories” and “Latinx Affects” Panels

    Dear MLA members,

    Join us today at one of the panels sponsored by the Latina and Latino Literature Forum at the Modern Language Association’s 2021 convention!

    “Latinx Affects and the Literary Sensorium” (Panel #15)
    • Panel Date/Time: Thursday, January 7, 2020, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM EST.
    • Presider: Joshua Guzmán, U of California, Los Angeles
    • Presentations:
    o Metabolizing the Border: Tanya Aguiñiga and the Affects of Consumption, Salvador Herrera, U of California, Los Angeles
    o Latinx Poetry Senses the Body into Subjectivity, Stephanie Fetta, U of Massachusetts, Amherst
    o Following a Future: Radical Interdependence in Queer Latin Dance, Chiara Giovanni, Stanford U
    o Being with Emotion, Writing through Form: Felipe M. Chacón’s Poetic Texture, Anna Maria Nogar, U of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    “Afro-Latinx Stories” (Panel #75)
    • Panel Date/Time: Thursday, January 7, 2020, 1:45 PM-3:00 PM EST.
    • Presider: Elena Machado Sáez, Professor of English, Bucknell University
    • Presentations:
    o Black Latina Girlhood Poetics of the Body: Church, Sexuality, and Dispossession, Omaris Z. Zamora, Rutgers U, New Brunswick
    o Afro-Latinx DNA and New Mestizas in Raquel Cepeda’s Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, Karina A. Vado, U of Florida
    o Pitfalls of Ascension: African American Affinities and Post-Black Identity Politics in Mama’s Girl, Trent Masiki, Boston U
    o Afro-Latinx Apocalypso: Ecology and Ritual Practice, Yomaira C. Figueroa, Michigan State U


    Elena Machado Sáez
    Professor of English
    Bucknell University