Tuesday, September 13, 2011

EVENTS NEWS: Human Rights and Latin America Literature: An Overview and some Reflections with Emilia Perassi, Oct. 11

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is excited to announce that Dr. Emilia Perassi from the University of Milan will be on campus as a special guest speaker on October 11, 2011 at 7 p.m. in Beckman Hall, 404.
Parting from the ideas elaborated by Habermas, Arendt and Bobbio, Dr. Emilia Perassi's lecture will consist of  an overview  and some reflections about the relationships between Human Rights and Latin American literature. The focus will be on ‘literatura testimonial’ such as it has been developed in the Southern Cone after the 80's, as well as some of its main themes --distortion and  rescue of memory, memory and justice, memory and citizenship, for example-- its challenges, and its proposals as far as it concerns the grieving process for  pain and  violence suffered under dictatorships and repressive conditions.  She will consider the ethical, political and aesthetic aspects that constitute the specificity of ‘literatura testimonial’, analyzing the works of some of the most paradigmatic Latin American writers in attempting to answer the broader question: how is it possible to express the inexpressible that is traumatic experience, violence, violation?

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about this event, please contact Lacey Walswick at 714.997.6947.

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