LALSA 2017 Conference Programme

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The conference will be held at York St John University, UK. Please click here for the campus map – HG147 is in the Holgate Building (number 9 on the map).


Thursday, 16 November – HG147

 12:30 – 13:30            Arrival, registration and lunch

13:30 – 15:00           Re-reading Bodies

  1. Andrea Jeftanovich’s No aceptes caramelos de extraños (2011): Re-reading the Traumatised Body

Jennifer Wood, University of Aberystwyth

  1. Fighting Gender Issues in Colombia: An Ecofeminist Re-Reading of Laura Restrepo’s La novia oscura

Joanna Doyle, NUI Galway (Ireland)

  1. New Considerations of Masculinities in Maldita yo entre las mujeres

Céire Broderick, Cardiff University


15:00 – 15:30            Tea/coffee

15:30 – 17:00           Re-reading Fragments

  1. Damn the Suit and the Tailor Who Made It: Power Struggle between the Narrator and the Editor in Nuevas coplas y cantares del terrible bardo Eudomóndaro Higuera alias el Tuerto

Victoria Carpenter, York St John University

  1. Love Triangulations – Mapping Relationships in Isabel Allende’s Cuentos de Eva Luna

Mel Boland, NUI Galway (Ireland)

  1. Reading Fragmentary Wholes in Valeria Luiselli’s and Alejandro Zambra’s Fiction

Juan G. Ramos, College of the Holy Cross (USA)


17:15 – 18:00           Round-table discussion – Future of LALSA

 18:00 – 19:00           KEYNOTE: Re-reading. The Endless Experience of Working with Old Lives, New Lives and Afterlives

Catherine Boyle, King’s College London

19:30 – 21:00            Dinner (Best Western Monkbar)


Friday, 17 November – HG147

(tea/coffee available from 9:00)

 9:30 – 11:00              Re-reading Borges

  1. Jorge Luis Borges and Miguel de Unamuno

Paul Hyland, University of Cambridge

  1. Evolution of Borges’ poetic voice: from Spanish Ultraism to Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923)

Polina Decker, Independent Researcher

  1. Borges “The Maker”: Translators and Poets

Cynthia Stephens, Independent Researcher


11:00 – 11:30            Tea/coffee

11:30 – 12:30           Re-reading Words of History

  1. Re Reading Enlightenment, Mexico, 1816: El periquillo sarniento

Adam Sharman, University of Nottingham

  1. Rereading Anáhuac and Spanish America: Alfonso Reyes and Carlos Fuentes

Sheldon Penn, University of Leicester

  1. In the Labyrinth of Solitude: The Anatomy of Power in A. Carpentier’s The Kingdom of This World and G. García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch

Trajanka Kortova, University of Avignon, France



12:30 – 13:15            Lunch

13:15 – 14:45           Re-reading from a Different Angle

  1. Photography and Fiction in the Work of Juan Rulfo

Amit Thakkar, Lancaster University

  1. Visual Culture in Contemporary Brazilian Literature: Beyond the National

Cimara Valim, Brazil and King’s College London

  1. Afro-Peruvians and indigenous communities in Crónica de músicos y diablos (1991) by Gregorio Martinez

Elizabeth Vargas Holguin, University of Cambridge


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