112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular)

Session Chair: 
Alexandra Saum-Pascual, University of California, Berkeley
Time: 
Session 4: Friday 3:45-5:15pm
Location: 
RCC Meeting Room 10

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Daniel H. Brown, Western Illinois University
    In the proposed presentation, I examine a scene in Armando Palacio Valdés’s La espuma (1891) in which literature is discussed at a tertulia. During the conversation, one participant censures the immorality of one of Émile Zola’s novels and effusively praises the spiritual work of Octave Feuillet. I argue that Feuillet’s novels and French naturalist works represent two extremes that Palacio Valdés rejects. This scene, then, represents a significant key to interpreting the novelist’s own literary theory.
  2. Nino Kebadze, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    Rosa Chacel’s Teresa (1936), a novelized biography of Teresa Mancha, the heroine of Espronceda’s “Canto a Teresa” (1840), is here examined as a locus of tension between two different horizons of meaning, one that informs the work of Espronceda and one that Chacel brings to her reading of his work. 
  3. Jennifer Pretak, Christopher Newport University
    Este trabajo presenta un estudio de El hacedor (de Borges), remake por Agustín Fernández Mallo, para percibir la hegemonía intelectual ejercida en la retirada de la obra y “el concepto de originalidad” literaria al cuestionar el plagio como la causa principal de la censura de la obra. Además, se considera el papel creativo del lector que también desarrolla sus propias intuiciones en el proceso de leer tal como ha sido afirmado por ambos autores, Borges y Fernández Mallo.   
Session Cancelled: 
No