Call for papers: Literatura em Debate, v. 12, n. 23, 2018/2: August- December 2018

In the context of the literary studies, "resistance" has been an expression with a theoretical-critical connotation often referred to in works that problematize historical episodes of exception, such as the military dictatorship experienced in Latin America or moments of the so-called postcolonialism, in the case of Literature produced in politically independent countries, as can be seen in large part in Portuguese-language African literatures. Stating that  a literary work is associated with a perspective of resistance implies, in this line of reasoning, indicating elements of thematic or thematic and formal order that attest the contrariness of the artistic text to a social system, a political regime, a cultural experience, and to certain social practices, such as those related to gender, identity, violence, marginalization, etc. Resisting through literature, therefore, is a way of "fighting" against some system or situation, of fighting ideals, of reacting to persecutions or impositions of socially legitimated behavior models.

Considering the relations between literature and resistance, as indicated above, Literatura em Debate  proposes, for this call for papers, the thematic dossier "Literature and resistance in the contemporary Latin American narrative", and  welcomes studies on literary narratives produced by contemporary Latin American writers which can be understood as resistance in literature.