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The nacre button: Mimesis and alterity

Event #1206
The nacre button: Mimesis and alterity
When: 

Friday, June 2, 2017

10:30 - 12:00
Where: 

VIC-Victoria 205

Series: 
Association event
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
Other
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This presentation focuses on the archival traces left behind by the Selkman, Onas, and Yamanas, the Indigenous peoples who used to inhabit Tierra del Fuego and Southern Patagonia and who were obliterated by political, economic, and cultural violence and disease. I am particularly interested in the phantasmatic returns of their histories and voices in the works by anthropologists, writers, photographers, and filmmakers, who think about modernity as the result of the interplay between mimesis and alterity.

With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences International Keynote Speaker Support Fund.

Speaker: María Gabriela Nouzeilles, Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish and Professor at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University