Thinking from the Hole: Latinidad on the Edge

  • Starts: 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Ends: 1:15 pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Drawing from her current book project, Maia Gil’Adí examines Hernan Díaz’s novel, In the Distance (2017), to show how this Latinx novel in disguise challenges definitions of Latinx literature, speculative fiction, and canon formations. Telling the story of a young Swedish immigrant who attempts to make his way to New York from California in the mid-nineteenth century, Gil’Adí argues that In the Distance is invested in the reinvestigation of notions of “foreign/ness,” “citizenship,” and “nation” while positioning latinidad as a speculative generic mode.
Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road

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