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Indigenous Activists, Intellectuals, and Literary Practices in the Andes

When: Friday, February 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Jorge Coronado considers the interactions between indigenous activists and intellectuals in Peru in the early 20th century as a basis for reassessing how literary categories such as 'indigenismo' and 'indigenous literature' are conceptualized. In their place, the notion of 'indigenous lettered practices' will be proposed as a way of accounting for intellectual and indigenous activists’ collaborations around literacy.

Coronado specializes in modern Latin American and Andean literatures and cultures. He has written articles on indigenismo, photography, and the avant-garde. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Lo andino: región, cultura, concepto that explores how the Andes has cohered in the cultural imagination since the early 19th century. At Northwestern, he has been active in building the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium.

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