Lecture: "Violencia y representacion en America Latina"


Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C104/105

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures present “Violencia y representacion en America Latina”by Mabel Moraña, William H. Gass Professor of Arts and Sciences, Washington University in Saint Louis.

The language of this lecture will be Spanish.

“Violence and representation in Latin America” focuses on one of the most prominent aspects of contemporary life: the social prevalence and symbolic construction of violence as a social signifier and as a (bio)political strategy that redefines the realm of subjectivity and the configuration of the social. Theoretical and performative aspects related to the study of violence will be discussed in connection with the topics of territoriality, control, alterity, and (in)civility. 

This lecture and discussion are especially prepared for Professor María Rosa Olivera-Williams’ graduate seminar, “Introduction to Theory and Research in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures.” Other graduate students interested in the topic are enthusiastically invited. Event is open to Kellogg faculty fellows and colleagues working on the topic of violence and colonial and contemporary history and culture in the region.