American Comparative Litterature Association

American Comparative Litterature Association 2014 Annual Meeting: “Cosmopolitan Otherness: The Alternative Modernities of Marginocentric Cities in the Atlantic Rim”

Seminar Organizer(s): Cesar Dominguez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) Asuncion Lopez-Varela Azcarate (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) Of the several topographic interfaces that have encouraged the interaction of local entities, this seminar will focus on “marginocentric cities.” According to Marcel Cornis-Pope and John Neubauer, marginocentric cities are “multiethnic nodal cities…that at favorable historical conjunctions have rewritten the national cultural paradigm from the margin, ascribing to it a dialogic dimension, both internally and externally.” Whereas Cornis-Pope and Neubauer’s map of marginocentric cities is restricted to East-Central Europe, this seminar aims at testing whether the concept of “marginocentric cities” is operative for other […]