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

Text and Identity in Hispanic Literatures I

Session Chair: 
Damian Bacich, San Jose State University
Session 11: Sunday 10:20-11:50am
Studio Suite (PH-ET)


  1. Michael Hammer, San Francisco State University
    This paper will explore the relationship between imitation, madness, pilgrimage (both sacred and secular), and the nebulous border between fiction and history through the accounts of journeys undertaken by St. Ignatius Loyola and Don Quixote.
  2. Donald Palmer, North Carolina State University
    With Erving Goffman’s help I argue that Don Quixote’s sense of self is not necessarily the product of an addled brain; it is supported by a theory of selfhood that is more postmodern than medieval, and certainly baroque, but the baroque is capacious enough to house both possibilities.
  3. Nicole Altamirano, Claremont McKenna College
    In her short story, “La baja calidad de la poesía contemporánea,” Empar Moliner presents her satirical send-up of the attempt by City Hall to define Barcelona and its denizens via the medium of contemporary poetry as a case of the proverbial emperor having no clothes. 
Session Cancelled: