The Rise of Latinx Literature for Youth
Город: New York City
Тезисы до: 01.03.2017
Даты: 04.01.18 — 07.01.18
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Организаторы: Marilisa Jimenez Garcia/ Lehigh University
Literature for youth is an established tradition in Latinx culture, from Jose Martí’s La Edad de Oro (1889) to Pura Belpré’s folklore and Ernesto Galarza’s “mini-libros” to Matt de la Peña’s 2016 Newbery Medal win. This panel seeks to examine the current and historical role of literature for youth in the Latin/a literary world and how Latino/a writers portray youth cultures and subcultures for U.S. audiences. Papers responding critically to the following themes (though not limited to those presented here) are solicited:
- In addition to critical race theory (CRT), LatCrit, and postcolonial theory, how do critical theories and scholarship in Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, and American Studies, provide a lens for Latino/a literature for youth?
- How can we (re)consider the work of pioneering authors of such as Pura Belpré and Ernesto Galarza?
- In what ways do Latinx writers challenge and provide alternative narratives to mainstream U.S. society, including issues such as race, class, and gender (i.e. masculinity, femininity, machismo)?
- How do Latinx writers interrogate, revise and/or disrupt Latin American and Caribbean traditions of the homeland, such as government, race relations, class and gender/sexuality, including the emergence of the term “Latinx”? How are Latin American and Caribbean lands, cultures, languages, and societies depicted by Latinxs addressing younger audiences?
- To what degree do emerging authors in Latinx literature for youth (e.g. Judith Ortíz-Cofer, Ashley Hope Perez, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Marjorie Agosín) differ/overlap with earlier generations of authors (e.g. Belpré, Nicholasa Mohr, Sandra Cisneros)?
- Is there a pan-Latino/a tradition for youth?