113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fantasy and SF in Recent Hispanic Literature

Session Chair: 
Anne Connor, Southern Oregon University
Time: 
Session 9: Saturday 3:35-5:05pm
Location: 
Willamette (PMCC)

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Mariano Martín Rodríguez, Independent Scholar
    Alternate history has recently become popular in Spain. The British "Spanish Armada wins" scenario has found a competent Spanish equivalent in Eduardo Vaquerizo's cycle of Darkness (2005-2013), which has established a consistent fictional universe where an enduring Spanish empire has features that show current views on the country's historical time.
  2. Adriana Gordillo, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    En esta ponencia argumentaré que los seres artificiales que se dan cita en la obra de Carlos Fuentes comparten, además de una imagen física que recuerda la de un ser humano, un carácter ficticio que refiere al sentido creativo y vivificador de la imaginación y el texto literario. Dichos seres son metáforas que le permiten al escritor articular sus preocupaciones sobre la esencia contradictoria de la vida, el temor a la pérdida del lugar biológico o social y la representación de estas ideas a través del arte. 
  3. Scott Ehrenburg, University of Minnesota
    This paper aims to highlight the prominence of the vampiresque, the ghostly, and the haunting specter in order to demonstrate how prominent characters in Queer Iberian Cinema make sense of their relationship to time and space.  Whether it be a vampiric sucking of blood out of a youthful drag queen who threatens a veteran star or puncturing the bipolarities of life/death through queer desire, I argue these cinematic moments enact shifting ontologies and sometimes even new epistemologies essential for negotiating more robust senses of self.  
Session Cancelled: 
No