BCNM at MLA 2021

07 Feb, 2021

BCNM at MLA 2021

BCNM faculty member Alex Saum-Pascual, alumni Alenda Chang, and graduate student Justin Berner featured in Modern Language Association's 2021 Conference.

Following this year's presidential theme of Persistence and focus on the future of humanities in literature, Justin joined fellow academics in discussing the works of Agustín Fernández Mallo and his role in invigorating Spanish literary culture in the 21st century in the event General Trash Heap of Theory: Agustín Fernández Mallo's Iconoclastic Aesthetics.

Check out Justin's event here!

Alex presented at two sessions. In Persisting Literatures: "Making-as-Theory" and the Teaching of Iberian Electronic Literature, she discussed the increasing significance of electronic literature and Hispanic influences in contemporary Iberian studies. Alex also featured on a panel discussing the use of digital tools in research and teaching contemporary Spanish and Iberian studies in Using Digital Tools in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Spanish and Iberian Studies.

Check out Alex's events here and here!

Alenda joined Christina Gerhardt as a presider for Environmental Media, an event discussing the environment, media, and ecocriticism. Presentations included Somak Muherjee's Terrestrial Anxieties: Metro Railway and the Crisis of Landscape in Calcutta and Nicholas Silcox's Reading from Below the Surface: Electronic Literature and the Underwater.

Check out Alenda's event here!