CANCELLED – Against Borders: Affect, Migration, and Survival in 21st-Century Latin/o American Literature and Culture
Forum on 15
April 14, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607
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The fear of being perceived as the other, the illegal, the undocumented, and the unwanted has increased among the Latin/o American population since Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States in 2017, and certainly in view of his proposal to build a more substantial wall on the Mexico-U.S. border to make America “great again.” Although the border that separates the US from Mexico and the rest of Latin America has been well represented in Mexican and Latina/o literature for decades, in this presentation I analyze a good sample of recent literary texts and cultural artifacts that situate us in ambivalent zones of conflictive emotions and affect, personal and collective memories, or justified and unjustified fears.
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