262. Political Animals: Nature, Culture, and Race in the Early Americas
Saturday, 10 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Parlor F, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Division on Colonial Latin American Literatures
Presiding: Nicolás Wey-Gómez, California Inst. of Tech.
1. "The Forms of Natural Law: Las Casas as a Reader of Motolinía," José Cárdenas Bunsen, Vanderbilt Univ.
2. "Cultivating Nature in New Spain: Bernardo de Balbuena's 'Grandeza mexicana' (1604)," Jorge Terukina, Coll. of William and Mary
3. "'Monk' Lewis on the Isle of Devils: Monstrous Failures of Creolization in Journal of a West India Proprietor," J. Alexandra McGhee, Univ. of Rochester
4. "Narratives of Contamination: Representations of Race, Gender, and Disease in Early-Nineteenth-Century Cuban Fiction," J. Selene Zander, Univ. of California, Berkeley
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