Book Publication Celebration ~ Marina Llorente, Marcella Salvi, and Aida Diaz de Leon, Modern Languages and Literatures
Sites of Memory in Spain and Latin America: Trauma, Politics, and Resistance
Marina Llorente, Marcella Salvi, and Aída Díaz de León
Modern Languages and Literatures
May 5th ~ 4:00pm - 5:30pm ~ Dean Eaton Formal Lounge
Sites of Memory in Spain and Latin America: Trauma, Politics, and Resistance is a collection of essays that explores historical memory at the intersection of political, cultural, social, and economic forces in the contexts of Spain and Latin America. The essays here focus on a variety of forms of memory—from the most concrete to the performative—that resist forgetting and unite individuals against hegemonic memory. The volume comprises four thematic sections that focus on Chile, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. Keeping in line with the concept informing this collection, that the past returns politically to haunt the present, the four sections move from the contemporary context to the colonial and pre-Columbian eras in Latin America.
Editors Marina Llorente, Marcella Salvi, and Aída Díaz de León as well as some contributors Selfa A. Chew, Martha I. Chew Sánchez, George Ciccariello-Maher ‘01, Mallory N. Craig-Kuhn ‘08, Alfredo Limas Hernández, Beatriz Carolina Peña, Juan José Ponce-Vázquez, Oscar D. Sarmiento, Liliana Trevizán, and Steven F. White will be presenting this collective volume.
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