The Society for Latin American Studies will hold their annual conference in 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London. This will be the 50th SLAS conference, and we are planning a vibrant programme that will reflect the diversity of Latin American studies today. We expect to welcome approximately 350 academics to the two-day event.
The conference arrivals desk will be open from the afternoon on the 2nd of April and a welcome reception will be held for early arrivals. The panels will run all day on the 3rd of April and 4th of April.
[SLAS PANEL] Imagining the neoliberal city: new Latin American cinema and urban space
This panel aims to look at the way in which many of the films of the last 20 years have represented and re-imagined Latin American urban space, many times affecting the way the Latin American city is perceived and experienced
The last twenty years have seen a rebirth of Latin American cinema, both in terms of the production output in the area as well as with regards to the international recognition achieved by many of the names associated with this generation of filmmakers. This is an interesting phenomenon which overlaps with one of the most devastating economic crises the region has ever seen. The city, in its many forms from utopia to dystopia, has been one of the privileged settings during these years, many times becoming the centre through which these works articulate a dialogue with their present and their political and economic contexts. This panel aims to look at the way in which many of the films of this period have attempted both to represent and re-imagine Latin American urban space, many times affecting the way the Latin American city is perceived and experienced.
Call for Papers
The call for papers is now open and will close on 22 November. To propose a paper to an accepted panel, first read the information on the Call for papers page.