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Beyond the Written Word: Contemporary Maya Cultural Production
February 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
LECTURE AND DISCUSSION
Dr. Rita M. Palacios
Conestoga College (Ontario, Canada)
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 creation, particularly those recorded on a surface and which includes writing, weaving, painting, drawing, carving, among others. This approach allows critics and students of Maya cultural production to observe a rich multimodal dialogue that takes place between ancient and contemporary texts that would otherwise be lost under the traditional lens of literary studies.
Generously co-sponsored by a CLA Scholarly Intersections grant, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Spanish Graduate Student Association (SGSA)
A LIMITED NUMBER OF COPIES OF UNWRITING MAYA LITERATURE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT
Co-organized by RGRLL faculty:
Dr. Daniela Suárez
Dr. Jeannette Acevedo Rivera
Dr. Daniel Herrera Cepero
Dr. Alicia Del Campo
Dr. Aparna Nayak
And co-sponsored by colleagues from: RGRLL, IST, CHLS, WGSS, and HDEV.