Charlas Con Cafe: A Central American Wound: Remapping the U.S. Borderlands in Oscar Martinez’s The Beast


Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

The Center for Latin American Studies' Friday lecture series, Charlas con Café, continues on February 2nd, Maritza Cardenas is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona she will examine representations of The Beast by Central American cultural producers such as Oscar Martinez’s non-fictional narrative The Beast, as well as a parade float at the Central American Independence parade. Dr. Cardenas argues that these articulations of The Beast are instrumental in the formation of a Central American disembodied wound—the notion that individuals from the geopolitical space of the isthmus are viewed as sharing a similar collective traumatic experience as transmigrants in Mexico. The Charla will be held in Marshall Buidling, Room 211 from 1-2pm on Friday, February 2nd. As always, coffee and snacks will be served! 

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