Revisitar en BOOM

Sunday, 17 September, 2023

The University Institute of Textual Analysis and Applications (IATEXT) organizes together with the Spanish Association of Hispano-American Literary Studies, the House of Columbus and the Complutense University on the XV International Congress of the Spanish Association of Hispano-American Literary Studies.

The Congress will take place from September 19 to 22, 2023 at the Casa de Colón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Next year will mark the 45th anniversary of its celebration, so there are three generations of writers after the meeting, if we use Ortega y Gasset's theory of generations. Since 1979, the reading of the Boom has undergone numerous transformations, as well as the production of the authors who formed it. Changes that have shaped the new Latin American and Spanish literature. The event, which is convened under the title 'Revisiting the Boom', will serve to remember the First Meeting of Writers in the Spanish Language that took place in 1979 and, at the same time, make a reflection on the state of literary production in Spanish 45 years after that milestone. And to this end, together with a large list of established and new writers, such as Elena Poniatowska, Jorge Volpi, Agustín Fernández Mallo and Luisa Valenzuela, more than a hundred academics who come to the island representing 53 universities and 22 countries.

This congress aims to carry out an overall exploration of the Boom and its processes, as well as the Post Boom and the so-called New Boom of Hispanic American Authors in this millennium, confronted with the absence of female writers in the phenomenon editorial from the sixties and seventies of the 20th century (despite the fact that there were fundamental names and works). According to the organization, an examination of the reason for this omission is mandatory. It is also a proposal to review how the relationships between authors from both sides of the Atlantic have been and are and, of course, promote a meeting between Canarian authors and the creators who will be at the Casa de Colón. And all with a format that alternates presentations and interventions with round tables and talks by writers. The idea of ​​the organization is to combine the academic and the literary.

Complete program