Panel LASA2019: Kitsch and the politics of taste in Latin American culture

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Call for Papers
July 23, 2018 to August 28, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, U.S. - Mexico Borderlands

Seeking Panelists for LASA 2019

This call for papers is to find scholars interested in forming a panel at LASA2019 that will analyse the concept of kitsch and the politics of taste in contemporary Latin American culture. Possible topics include but are not restricted to: the relationship between kitsch and the postmodern in Latin America, the kitschification of (political, gender, racial, environmental) violence, kitsch and the constructions of the popular subject, the consumption of kitsch, camp, gender and sexuality, and kitsch and the mass media in the digital age.
The panel will be interdisciplinary in outlook, with people working on art, architecture, film and video, music and literature.
If you are interested, please send an abstract before 28 August to ignacio.aguilo [at] 
A reminder that to submit a proposal to LASA all panel members need to be members before the general deadline of September 6.

Contact Info: 

Ignacio Aguiló

The University of Manchester