MLA 2018. Marginality in Spanish Theater

Our working group “Marginality in Spanish Theater” has been accepted and will be meeting at the MLA 2018 (January 4-7). Esther Fernández (Rice University) and David Rodríguez Solás (University of Massachusetts Amherst) will coordinate this new format launching at the convention in New York. Working groups meet for two consecutive days with the attendance and contribution of all confirmed participants. “Marginality in Spanish Theater” addresses how theater has presented and represented marginal subjects from early modern plays to our most immediate present. Group discussions will aim at elucidating the theatrical mechanisms by which the constant presence of marginal figures on stage negotiates the nation’s social realities. 

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