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LACS Research Workshop - "Representing Womanhood & Indigenous Identity in the Andes"

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: Crowe Hall, Room 3-130 *Spanish & Portuguese Conf. Room, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   17980

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program presents a research workshop with:

Walther Maradiegue, Spanish & Portuguese
"A Bandit and a Witch in the City: Letter and History in 19th Century Andes"

Description: This workshop will present preliminary results and concerns relating to Circulation of ideas, as well as Literacies in the Northern Peruvian Andes during late 19th century, product of archive and ethnographic research. For this purpose, two cases will be presented: a montonera –troop of mounted rebels- leaded by a mestizo Priest, and a “Witch” burned alive by the authorities of a small town. Depictions of these cases in journalism, literature and administrative documents probed them as sieges to lettered regimes.

Then, this talk will suggest further interrogations on the description of Indian(s) in printed texts, as well as in other Indigenous practices –such as oral history and popular music- that I consider as subverting the conventions of Modern literacy. This towards a broad discussion about literacy and history, a discussion that seeks to take place beyond Representation.

Mariana Barreto, Spanish & Portuguese
"Challenging Images of Womanhood: Peruvian Female Artists and New Narratives of Gender"

Description: This workshop will present a preliminary formulation of a research that looks at visual cultural production made by contemporary Peruvian female artists who work around female representations that challenge traditional and/or hegemonic notions of womanhood. This research focuses on specific situations where such representations are both produced and consumed, such as maternity and one’s relationship with one’s own body. At the same time, it examines the circulation, reception, critique and of these artists’ work.

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