Asian-Latin Writers in Modern Day Argentina
Anny will investigate Asian-Latin literary production in Argentina, focusing particularly on a vibrant literary community of Chinese and Japanese immigrants and descendants in contemporary Buenos Aires. In order to understand how these Asian-Latin writers represent their multiple identities in a homogeneous culture lacking a multicultural vocabulary, she will travel to Buenos Aires this summer to interview writers and editors and to examine published and unpublished works. In addition to conducting face-to-face interviews, she will be undertaking primary source research at cultural center archives in Buenos Aires that house contemporary materials, as well as materials dating from the 1930sanother period when an Asian-Latin literary community thrived. The resulting comparative study will compose her Spanish Senior Honors Thesis.
- Mentor: Professor Francine Masiello, Spanish & Portuguese