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775. Latining America and "the South"

Monday, 12 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Chicago C, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Jon Smith, Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby

Speakers: Melanie Benson Taylor, Dartmouth Coll.; Deborah Cohn, Indiana Univ., Bloomington; Riché D. Richardson, Cornell Univ.; Jon Smith

Responding: Claudia Milian, Duke Univ.

Session Description:

Claudia Milian’s Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies (2012) resonates far beyond that field. Each of its four sections (“Southern Latinities,” “Passing Latinities,” “Indigent Latinities,” and “Disorienting Latinities”) also changes how we understand “the South.” This roundtable explores the book's interventions in those four areas.


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  • American Literature – General

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