MLA 2018 Abstracts and Program

We are excited to share a lineup of participants and abstracts for both sessions of the “Marginality in Spanish Theater” working group at the MLA 2018. A first draft of these papers will be available at the ITPN commons page ( after December 1. Participants will present for ten minutes and we will leave enough time for discussion.

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MLA 2018 Session 217. Marginality in Spanish Theater

Our working group schedule for MLA 2018 in New York has been confirmed. Both sessions will take place at the Hilton Midtown (Sixth Ave, between 53rd and 54th st.)

217. Marginality in Spanish Theater



We will update our commons page with abstracts after November 1.

Jennifer Duprey (Rutgers U, Newark, Newark)
Esther Fernández (Rice U)
Elena Garcia-Martin (U of Utah)
Antonio Guijarro-Donadios (Worcester State U)
Cristina Martínez-Carazo (U of California, Davis)
Harrison Meadows (U of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Anton Pujol (U of North Carolina, Charlotte)
David Rodriguez-Solas (U of Massachusetts, Amherst)

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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Welcome to the ITPN!


The Iberian Theater and Performance Network (ITPN) is devoted to the study of Iberian theater and performance from a trans-historical perspective, bridging Golden Age theater (1580-1700) with contemporary playwriting, performance , and theatrical practices in the plurinational setting of the Iberian peninsula.

We are a network of scholars who research on theater and performance in the area of the Iberian peninsula. Activities of our network include organizing symposia and conferences, virtual meetings, and facilitating theatrical representations in higher-education institutions. Continue reading