"Politics in the Mexican Novel: the Imaginary of the Guerrilla Fighters""Politics in the Mexican Novel: the Imaginary of the Guerrilla Fighters"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/198332Stokes 102 - Humanities Center2012-04-05T17:30:002012-04-05T19:00:00
April 5, 5:30PM–7:00PM
Stokes 102 - Humanities Center
Distinguished Visitor, Patricia Cabrera López, Professor of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
During the last three decades, more than twenty novels, addressing the issue of the Guerrilla Warfare in the 1970s, came out. Following the tradition of Latin American literature as a symbolic way to intervene in politics, different authors have depicted the character of the guerrilla fighter. In these literary works, the guerrilla fighter is either based on the model of Che Guevara, or based on particular cases derived from written reports, oral narratives or experience. However, these texts approach the imaginary of the guerrilla fighter either from a perspective of idealism and ethics of sacrifice, or from a perspective of existential crises in the aftermath of the defeat of their revolutionary attempts. Professor Patricia Cabrera (CEIICH-UNAM, Mexico City) will deliver a talk in Spanish analyzing some of these novels and how these texts constructed the imaginary of guerrilla fighters in Mexico.
Tea at 5:15PM
Sponsored by the the Department of Spanish and the Center for Global Peace and Citizenship in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program.
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