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

Text and Identity in Hispanic Literatures II

Session Chair: 
Michael Hammer, San Francisco State University
Time: 
Session 12: Sunday 12:10-1:40pm
Location: 
Studio Suite (PH-ET)

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Cheyla Samuelson, San Jose State University
    This paper describes the classroom encounter of Mexican-American students enrolled in an MA program at San José State University with the literary genre of the novela de la revolución mexicana, and the deeply personal ways in which their critical understanding of the Revolution and its political outcomes were transformed by that encounter.
  2. Kent Dickson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    This paper looks at the first play written and produced in independent Peru (August of 1821, during José de San Martín's take-over of Lima). I argue that the notion of civic comportment put forward by the play demands that self-interest be curtailed and emotion disciplined in the service of producing modern citizens. This mode of citizenship as an intimate vigilence over self-interest and emotion, I suggest, became a standard feature of upper-class habitus through Peru's republican period.
Session Cancelled: 
No