New book by Prof. Sánchez on AIDS in Latin American literature

New book by Prof. Sánchez on AIDS in Latin American literature

Sanchez, Ser Inmune Desde AldentroOn Thursday, April 6 at 4:15 p.m. in the Wagner Union Atrium, join us in celebrating the latest publication by Wagner College modern languages professor Margarita María Sánchez González. “Ser Inmune Desde Adentro: SIDA, escritura y resistencia en las Américas (Being Immune from Within: AIDS, Writings and Resistance in the Americas)” was published last December in Madrid by Editorial Pliegos.

In “Ser Inmune Desde Adentro,” Sánchez examines the ways in which AIDS is represented in Latin American Literature. With an interdisciplinary scope — including psychoanalysis, literary theory and cultural criticism — her analysis contributes to counterbalancing the absence of criticism and analysis on the representation of AIDS in Latin America.

“Ser Inmune Desde Adentro” demonstrates the potential of artistic expression to reframe intellectual reflections on social and personal concerns.

According to Sánchez, “This project represents my commitment to scholarly analysis and research as well as my willingness to create a space where the voiceless may be heard.

“The AIDS crisis changed the way humans relate. While political and religious discourses reacted absurdly, blaming the victims, art became the only alternative to combat these manifestations.

“The chronicles, the autobiography, the novels and the testimonies examined in this book,” Sánchez says, “generate an alternative space, a possibility of transcending the physical and social suffering.”