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February 2020

Beyond the Written Word: Contemporary Maya Cultural Production

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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LECTURE AND DISCUSSIONDr. Rita M. PalaciosConestoga College (Ontario, Canada) Co-author of Unwriting Maya Literature: Ts’íib As Recorded Knowledge University of Arizona Press (2019) Dr. Palacios’ talk sets out to show that the study of Maya literature from Mexico and Guatemala benefits from an approach that privileges other ways of thinking and of creating. She does this by proposing a move away from the written word and towards the ts’íib, a Maya concept that includes writing among other forms of artistic…

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