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Thursday, 27 December

149. The Future of Central America: Recentering Latin American Literature and Culture

8:45–10:00 p.m., Michigan B, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature

Presiding: Jill Suzanne Kuhnheim, Univ. of Kansas

1. “Kotz’Ib: The Emergence of a New Maya Literature,” Arturo Arias, Univ. of Redlands

2. “(En)Gendering Central America: Identity in the Postwar Era,” Yajaira M. Padilla, Univ. of Kansas

3. “Of Cockroaches and Cadavers: Jacinta Escudos and Claudia Hernández in the Haunted House of Salvadoran Fiction,” Stephen Matthew Buttes, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

4. “Discordant Narratives: The Panamanian Nation in Gamboa Road Gang, by Joaquín Beleño,” Frances Betty Jaeger, Northern Illinois Univ.

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