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Keynote Speaker

Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures


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Oswaldo Estrada

Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Editor, Hispanófila

Founder and Co-Editor, Palabras de América

“Becoming the Other: 21st Century Oral and Written Narratives of Migration in Times of Racial Intolerance.”

In this presentation, Professor Estrada will discuss recent border “narratives”—corridos, films and literary texts—that represent the Americanization of modernity, the physical and mental violence involved in the process of crossing from Latin America into the United States, the persistent anxiety of the immigrant, the irresistible desire to go back to one’s country of origin, and the discrimination toward the newcomers in border zones where immigrants learn how to survive as the “others.” 


Oswaldo Estrada is a professor of Latin American literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, editor of the journal Hispanófila, and founder and co-editor of the book series Palabras de América. His current research focuses on the representation of otherness, coloniality and (gender) violence, particularly in contemporary “border” narratives. He is the author and editor of several books of literary and cultural criticism, including La imaginación novelesca. Bernal Díaz entre géneros y épocas (Iberoamericana / Vervuert, 2009), Cristina Rivera Garza. Ningún crítico cuenta esto… (Eón, 2010), Ser mujer y estar presente. Disidencias de género en la literatura mexicana contemporánea (UNAM, 2014), Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico (with Anna M. Nogar, Arizona UP, 2014), Senderos de violencia. Latinoamérica y sus narrativas armadas (Albatros, 2015), Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation (SUNY, 2018), McCrack: McOndo, el Crack y los destinos de la literatura latinoamericana (with Pablo Brescia, Albatros, 2018), and Literatura y globalización. Latinoamérica en el nuevo milenio (with Eva Valero Juan, Anthropos, 2019).

April 9-10, 2020   |   Embassy Suites and Hampton Inn & Suites   |   Savannah, GA

Last updated: 11/25/2019