Memories of Immigrants in Latin American Miction

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If literature, particularly fiction, can be considered as a cultural product, it represents a contribution for the understanding of society and for the academic disciplines within the Humanities. This paper shows how the phenomenon of international migration to the Americas is viewed by Latin American contemporary fiction. For this, certain novels from Brazil and Chile will be analyzed in order to reveal and discuss how the concept of memory is used by the authors in the construction of national memory and national culture.

Keywords: Memory, Memory, Latin American Fiction, Migration
Stream: Literature, Literary Studies
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Claudia Quiroga

Departamento de Teoria Literaria e Literatura, Universidade de Brasília - UnB
Brasília, Federal District, Brazil

Professor of Hispanic-American Literature and Spanish Literature. PhD in Sociology of Culture by Centro de Posgraduação e Pesquisa sobre as America-CEPPAC- University of Brasilia, Brazil. The PHD dissertation was about Latin American Literature, focusing the social phenomenon of immigration to the Americas presented in the Latin American contemporary fiction.
The research for the Master degree was on Comparative Literature, specifically Brazilian and Chilean literature, focusing on the Latin American bestiary.

Ref: H08P0440