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604. Natural and Moral Chaos in Colonial Latin America

Saturday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 301, Hynes

Program arranged by the Division on Colonial Latin American Literatures

Presiding: Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Michigan State Univ.

1. "Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl and the (Super)Naturally Ordained Mesoamerican Ruling Dynasty," Kimberly Borchard, Randolph-Macon Coll.

2. "'Under the Sign of Gemini or Love': Explaining Natural Catastrophes through European and Amerindian Archives in Chimalpahin's Seventeenth-Century Historical Annals," Ann Elizabeth De León, Univ. of Alberta

3. "Foundational Ruins: Earthquakes and the Discourses of Creole Consciousness in Colonial Peru," Sara Vicuna Guengerich, Texas Tech Univ.

4. "Peralta Barnuevo's Desvíos de la naturaleza: Monstrous Births and Natural Catastrophes in Vice-Royal Peru," Victor Manuel Pueyo Zoco, Temple Univ., Philadelphia

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  • Latin American Literature

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