Lecture: "Central American Transits and Latino/a Becomings"
Tue, April 8, 2014 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • BEN 2.104
Claudia Milian, Duke University, builds on literary representations of Central American migrations to the United States from fictional, journalistic, and autobiographical narratives thematizing the symbolic significance of civil conflict and the Cold War; stories of escape, mobility, illegality, and national/nonnational tensions; the formation of itinerant consciousness, citizenship, and American success.
What forges a Latino/a genealogy in these U.S.-Mesoamerican geographic and cultural routes and passing lines? What insights, frameworks, and negotiations do the aforementioned textualities—as larger forms of everyday conversations—offer for Latino/a worlds, if at all? The different locations and iterations of the Central American subject put new footing on our terms of engagement around the guiding principles of migration.
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