2021-2022 Workshop Schedule

Autumn Quarter Schedule 

The Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean meets Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm CDT in Kelly Hall, Room 114. For the 2021-2022 academic year, all meetings will be open to virtual attendees via Zoom; we plan for events to be hybrid in-person and virtual. Zoom links will be included in email announcements for each session. 

Oct. 7 – Joint reception with the Latin America History Workshop

Oct. 14 –  Eduardo Leão, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, UChicago: La plaga somos nosotros: el apocalipsis epidémico en narrativas de México y Brasil

Oct. 21 – Eduardo Terra Romero, PhD Student, History, UChicago: An International Perspective on the Brazilian Miracle and its Aftermath. Co-sponsored by the Latin American History Workshop. (Please Note: This session takes place from 4:30-6:00pm)

Nov. 17 – Pablo Ottonello, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, UChicago, “No sé para qué escribo”: el fracaso en los diarios de Ricardo Piglia. Please note that this session takes place virtually on a Wednesday from 4:30-6:00pm. Zoom link: https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/93977849395?pwd=K0JmbGo4VEZwZm5DU1F0MjBzRy9UQT09.

Dec. 2 – Laura Colaneri, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, UChicago: Beautiful Corpse, Terrible Curse: Tomás Eloy Martínez’s Santa Evita (1995)

 

Winter Quarter Schedule 

Our first three sessions will be entirely virtual. Zoom links provided in the email announcements. 

Jan. 13 – Nicholas Carby-Denning, Visiting Faculty, Anthropology, Bryn Mawr: Planetary Resonance of the Latin American Discourse of ‘Exctractivismo’

Jan. 20 – Victoria Saramago, Assistant Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures, UChicago: Electroshock Revisited: Scenes of Torture as Narratives of the Anthropocene. Co-sponsored by the Latin American History Workshop. (Please Note: This session takes place from 4:30-6:00pm)

Jan. 27 – Cristina Esteves-Wolff, PhD Student, Romance Languages and Literatures, UChicago: On Apocryphal Archives and the Uses of Fiction: Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá’s La renuncia del héroe Baltasar 

Feb. 10 – Christopher Bloechl, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, UChicago: Managing the Maya: State Mediation of Indigeneity in the Mexican Yucatán 

Feb. 24 – Thomaz Amancio, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, UChicago: Songs of the Field: Archive, Rural Landscape, and the Labor of the Other in Silvio Romero. Co-sponsored by the Latin American History Workshop.