Northwestern University

Thu 5:00 PM

Viscardo y Guzmán and the People’s Emancipation

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 2-305, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: free

Contact: Gerry Cadava  

Group: One Book One Northwestern 2018-2019

Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Through a reading of the Letter Addressed to Spanish-Americans [Carta Dirigida a los Españoles de América] by Viscardo y Guzmán, Dardo Scavino, Professor at Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, will demonstrate why this political manifesto written in 1791 is one of the first modern texts in which the idea appears that a people can become emancipated.

This event will be presented in both Spanish and English.

Co-sponsored by One Book One Northwestern, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Department of English, Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, the Department of History, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Comparative Literary Studies Program, Program in Critical Theory


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