MLA: Division of Colonial Latin American Literatures CFP

The next MLA convention will take place in Los Angeles on January 6-9, 2011. The Division of Colonial Latin American Literatures calls for papers for the following two sessions:
Visual Textualizations: Latin American Colonial Lives : This panel seeks to explore how written and visual/iconic narratives from the colonial period interact with their verbal counterparts to convey views and perceptions of the colonial experience in Latin America. Please send one-page abstract and 2-page c.v. by March 05 to R. Quispe-Agnoli
Colonial Masculinities/Masculinidades colonials: Papers exploring masculinities (i.e. ecclesiastical, military, subaltern) and their representations in colonial Latin American literature and culture; theoretical approaches to hegemonic paradigms and contestatory models welcome. One-page abstracts and 2-page c.v. by March 05 to Stephanie Kirk (
The following is a session in collaboration (non guaranteed) with the Division of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry and Prose
Life Writing in the Early Modern Hispanic World. Representations of self or others in any genre–picaresque, travel writing, letters, vidas–from colonial Spanish America, early modern Iberia, or both. 1-page abstracts and 2-page vitae by 1 March 2010; Nieves Romero-Di­az ( and Cynthia Stone (