The Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures

New Cartographies in Iberian and Latin American Studies

October 26-28, 2017

MACHL program

Hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis

Keynote Speakers:

Bruno Bosteels (Columbia University)

Bruno Bosteels is visiting professor in LAIC and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, at Columbia University. His research covers a wide range of topics in literature, culture, and politics in modern Latin America as well as contemporary philosophy and political theory. He is the author of Badiou o el recomienzo del materialismo dialéctico (Palinodia), Alain Badiou: une trajectoire polémique (La Fabrique, translated into German with Laika), Badiou and Politics (Duke), The Actuality of Communism (Verso, translated into German, Korean, and Serbian) and Marx and Freud in Latin America (Verso, Spanish translation with Akal). He is currently preparing two new books, one on contemporary post-Heideggerian thought, titled Philosophies of Defeat: The Jargon of Finitude (Verso) and the other, The Mexican Commune(Duke).

Susan Martin-Márquez (Rutgers University)

Professor Martin-Márquez specializes in modern-era Spanish cultural studies and Spanish-language cinemas.  She teaches Spanish and Latin American filmmaking, World Cinema, film and cultural theory, and Spanish Peninsular literature and culture from the nineteenth century to the present, including the relationship between Spain and Africa. She is the author of Disorientations: Spanish Colonialism in Africa and the Performance of Identity (Yale University Press, 2008), and Feminist Discourse and Spanish Cinema: Sight Unseen (Oxford University Press, 1999).

The Revista de Estudios Hispánicos will sponsor a plenary session on academic publishing