Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium: Laura Leon Llerena, Spanish and Portuguese

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When: Friday, May 4, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

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

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

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Laura Leon Llerna is an assistant professor specializing in Colonial Latin American Studies. Her book in progress, Restoring the Illegible: Unexpected Uses of Writing in Early Colonial Peru analyses the ways in which indigenous peoples of the Andes appropriated and conceived of alphabetic writing in relation to their own various pre-Hispanic forms of inscription in the long first century after the Spanish conquest of Peru (1532-1648). Her scholarly interests extend to early modern literature and history of Spain, Portugal and the New World, translation studies, postcolonial studies, religion studies, and the ethnography of writing.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.

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