Project

Making Sense(s) of Children in Literature on the US-Mexican border

Duration
01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Contemporary literature
    • Literatures in English
    • Literatures in Spanish
    • Stylistics and textual analysis
    • Literary criticism
Keywords
Border literature border studies (child) migration childhood studies sensory studies literary criticism Literature in Spanish Literature in English
 
Project description

This project studies the role of the child from a sensorial perspective in a transnational corpus of contemporary US-Mexican border literature in order to question established conceptualizations of childhood. First, the sensorial experience of the child in a border context will be mapped, then the child’s sensorium will be approached from a narratological and stylistic focus in order to establish which image of childhood is represented.