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The Global – Glocal Imaginary in the Hispanic Novel of the 21st Century. DEPARTMENT OF HISPANIC STUDIES TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

  • International University of La Rioja (UNIR)


Within the debate on the effects of globalization on literature, the conference considers the new meanings of local imaginaries in recent novels by Spanish-American writers. In the current narrative, there is a shift from the "globalized" imaginaries to the local scenarios and problems. The novels published since 2000, although being written from European or USA locations, place the action in America and take position on some important national problems. The analysis of the Latin American narrative of the 21st century reflects that we are witnessing a reconfiguration of the dynamics of globalization. Precisely, when geographical localization seemed to be surpassed by non-places, nomadism, transterritoriality and transnationality, current authors go back to their local models, they return to their surroundings and their problems. Their stories show signs of an intrusion of the particular, a kind of a return to what concerns the nation itself, its identity, its history.
give a talk in Spanish on
The Global Glocal Imaginary in the Hispanic Novel of the 21st
Century / Lo Global el imaginario glocal de la novela hispánica
en el siglo XXI
Wednesday 24 January 2018 6 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 5085
Professor DĄBROWSKA’s area of interest is Contemporary and Recent Latin American
Narrative. In 2013 she received a Doctoral Fellowship from the Mexican Government Merit
Awards (University of Veracruz Xalapa, Mexico). In 2016 Dr Dabrowska held a
Postdoctoral Research post in the University of Salamanca for the project Identity and
Extraterritoriality. Bridges to and from Europe in the New Latin American Narrative. She
is the author of several articles and book chapters on Mexican Literary Studies and Polish
Mexican Literary Relations.
The talk aims to examine the perception and representation of a place in the artistic and critical
discourse that emerges in the globalization era. The talk considers the shift from de-territorialized,
denationalized writings towards the concrete, the closeness of private or familiar places. The
principal focus is on this phenomenon, taking as its main idea the concept of the place as a source
of meaning, its mutations and interaction with global transformations. It reviews the imaginaries
and strategies that the recent localized narrative adapts, facing the challenges of globalization. Its
purpose is to understand the complex relationship between place, identity, and the constitution of
the postmodern subject, and to examine the role of literature in Spanish at that crossroads.
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