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152. Political Trauma and Literary Alchemy: Testimonios and the Regenerative Power of Language

Tuesday, 3 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 202, Hynes

A special session

Presiding: Jennifer Browdy De Hernandez, Bard Coll. at Simon's Rock

Speakers: Nicole Caso, Bard Coll.; Martha Helena Montoya Velez, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México; Alicia Partnoy, Loyola Marymount Univ.; Maria del Carmen Sillato, Univ. of Waterloo; Y. L. Mariela Wong, Coll. of Mount Saint Vincent

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Session Description:

To mark the fortieth anniversary of the Pinochet coup in Chile and nearly forty years since the military takeover in Argentina, this session features three Southern Cone testimonialists, who will read passages from their works, and three respondents, who will lead a discussion on the power of narrative to resist a legacy of violence and fear.


  • Latin American Literature

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