Friday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 302, JW Marriott
Legacies of the Latin American Boom: Recollections and Reconfigurations
A special session. Presiding: Lucille Kerr, Northwestern Univ.
Speakers: Laura Demaría, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Roberto-Ignacio Díaz, Univ. of Southern California; Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Suzanne Jill Levine, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; María Rueda, Smith Coll.; Marcy Ellen Schwartz, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
Respondent: Lucille Kerr
Focusing on literary history, readership, marketing, and translation, panelists offer in-depth discussion about the legacies of the Latin American Boom, the 1960s–70s literary and cultural phenomenon that inserted Latin American writers such as Cortázar, Fuentes, García Márquez, and Vargas Llosa into global cultural markets and also engaged them in Cold War politics.