XV CONGRESS of the Spanish Association of Hispano-American Literary Studies

Monday, 19 December, 2022

The University Institute for Textual Analysis and Applications (IATEXT) organizes together with the Spanish Association of Literary Studies Hispanic Americans, the Casa de Colón and the Complutense University the XV CONGRESS of the Spanish Association of Hispano-American Literary Studies.

The Congress will take place from September 12 to 15, 2023 at the Casa de Colón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The XV Congress of the Spanish Association of Hispano-American Literary Studies has agreed, at the proposal of the Doctor and member of IATEXT Carmen Márquez , to pay tribute to the First Meeting of Spanish Language Writers, which was held at the Casa de Colón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, between June 1 and 9, 1979.  In 2023, it will be forty-five years since its celebration, so there are three generations of writers that follow the meeting, if we use Ortega y Gasset's theory of generations. Since 1979 there have been numerous transformations that the reading of the Boom has undergone, as well as the production of the authors that made it up. Changes that have configured the new Hispano-American and Spanish literature. In almost fifty years, literary criticism has multiplied around fundamental authors and works and, even so, it is necessary to carry out a review with a new look at the beginning of the 21st century.

This conference intends to carry out an overall exploration of the Boom and its processes, as well as the PostBoom and the so-called New Boom of Hispanic American Authors in this millennium, confronted with the absence of female writers in the publishing phenomenon from the 1960s and 1970s, despite the fact that there were fundamental names and works. It is also a proposal to review how relations have been and are between authors on both sides of the Atlantic and what happened to the seven conclusions they reached in that first meeting.

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