LALSA 2019 Conference Programme

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Thursday, 14 November

15:00 – 15:30 Registration

15:30 – 17:00 Session 1 – Gender Abstractions
1. Peronismo y género: una lectura de Pubis angelica (1979) de Manuel Puig
María Lydia Polotto, UCD (Ireland)
2. ‘Aquel jueves remoto’ – Gesture, Meaning and Kinesis in Isabel Allende’s ‘Niña perversa’
Mel Boland, NUI Galway (Ireland)
3. Bodyspace: Abstraction and Representation of the Female Body in Laura Restrepo’s La novia oscura (1999)
Joanna Doyle, NUI Galway (Ireland)

17:15 – 18:00 Keynote:
Abstraction in Not So Many Words
Adam Sharman, University of Nottingham (UK)

18:00 – 19:00 LALSA wine reception

19:30 Dinner

Friday, 15 November

10:00 – 12:00 Session 2 – Violent Abstractions
1. Álvaro Enrigue’s La Muerte de un instalador (1996) and the Aesthetic Origins of Necropolitics
Carlos Garrido Castellano, University College Cork (Ireland)
2. Versiones y reversiones de la violencia: narrativas villeras
Fernando Limeres Novoa, UNED (Spain)
3. Carlos Gamerro’s The Islands (2012): Descent into the Heart of Darkness
Jennifer Wood, Aberystwyth University (UK)
4. Reanimating Solidarity: Postmemory and Post-Fordist Plasticity in Nae Pasaran (2018)
Brigid Lynch, University of St Andrews (UK)

12:00 – 12:30 Tea/coffee

12:30 – 14:00 Session 3 – Textual Abstractions
1. A Bridge between Worlds: Parallel Universes and the Observer in ‘La trama celeste’ by Adolfo Bioy Casares
Victoria Carpenter, University of Bedfordshire (UK)
2. Prose Lyricism in Brazilian literature
Rosane Carneiro Ramos, Kings College London (UK)
3. The Vision(s) of Identity: blindness, hallucinations and concealment as abstraction in the short stories ‘The Quena’ and ‘The Treasure of The Incas’ in Dreams and Realities: The Selected Writings of Juana Manuela Gorriti
Ashleigh McCann, Leeds Beckett University (UK)

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

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