On Tuesday, August 4, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) held a virtual roundtable discussion, in Spanish, of Incurables: Relatos de dolencias y males (Spanish Edition), an anthology of short stories touching on the experience of disease. The stories treat a variety of ailments, whether of body, mind, or soul, experienced by a group of Latin American immigrants. The discussion was hosted by CLAS director Adela Pineda and led by the book’s editor Oswaldo Estrada. Participating contributors included Mabel Cuesta, Naida Saavedra, and Carlos Villacorta.
Oswaldo Estrada is a fiction writer, essayist, and professor of Latin American literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mabel Cuesta is Associate Professor US Latino and Caribbean Literature at the University of Houston. Naida Saavedra is on the World Languages faculty at Worcester State University. Carlos Villacorta is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Maine. Carlos received his PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from Boston University.