XIX Congreso de Literatura

By on February 10, 2014

UTEP’s Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Celebrates Its Nineteenth Year

Since 1995, the Department of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been responsible for the Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. This March, the event, considered by North American academics as the most important of its kind, will celebrate its nineteenth conference in UTEP’s Student Union building.

From March 6-8, the conference will hold round table discussions on various topics, such as poetry, fiction, and theater. The same format will be used to facilitate the presentation of papers about the works of Octavio Paz, José Revueltas, and Efraín Huerta, in celebration of the 100th year since their births.

As always, this installment of the Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea will feature a keynote speaker, who will present subjects of great academic interest. This year, the conference will feature Dr. Debra Castillo from Cornell University, who has been the author, co-author, translator, or editor of a dozen books and more than 100 academic articles. Castillo specializes in Contemporary Hispanic Fiction (including that which has been written in the U.S.), Gender Studies, and Cultural Theory.

El Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, directed by professors Fernando García Nuñez, Luis Arturo Ramos, and María Socorro Tabuenca, has as its objective the presentation of the results of the close Reading of books by Mexican writers published in the late 1960’s or earlier.

The conference will also present works on books of criticism, anthologies related to this period, and writings by authors of Mexican descent that have written in languages other than Spanish, whether their location has been in Mexico or not, as they are considered part of the Mexican Diaspora.

For more information, please visit the following website: http://ia.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=73212. You can also contact the Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea by e-mail at: revlitmex@gmail.com.

The Centennial Office is located in room 403 of UTEP's Administration Building. Contact us at (915) 747-5362 or 2014@utep.edu.