Yolanda Padilla presents on "Latinx Modernist Field Imaginaries"


IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla presented her work on a panel titled "Latinx Modernist Field Imaginaries" at the Modernist Studies Association conference in Columbus, Ohio. The panel explored Latinx modernisms as a set of challenges both to modernist studies broadly construed and to Latinx studies internally. Padilla argued for the importance of the Spanish-language press in the borderlands as a key site where textual circulation, human migration, and cultural expression come together to produce "borderlands modernism," the expressive dimension of challenges to imperial modernity, a political and cultural project in pursuit of political and economic expansion.