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Lo andino: literatura, arte, arqueología

Talk will be in Spanish.
Alongside the rise of nationalism in 19th century Latin America, competing notions of regionalism also appeared.  Lo andino, or the Andean, has since at least the mid-19th century served as both handmaiden and competitor to discourses of nation formation as exemplified in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. This talk discusses the rise of lo andino in 19th century archeology and addresses its manifestations in 20th century visual and lettered production in order to understand its legacy in the present day.
Jorge Coronado is chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University. His research focuses in modern Latin American and Andean literatures and cultures. Coronado has published widely on indigenismo, photography and the avant-garde. His book The Andes Imagined: Indigenismo, Society, and Modernity (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009) presented a critical study of indigenismo as it expanded its archive, analyzing a wider range of poetry, essays, letters, newspaper writing and photography. He has recently completed The Andes Pictured: Photographic Portraiture, Consumption, Agency, 1900-1950 (forthcoming, University of Pittsburgh Press), a study of photographic portraits and culture in the southern Andes. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Lo andino: región, cultura, concepto that explores how the Andes have cohered in the cultural imagination since the early 19th century.



Thursday, May 14, 2015. 05:15 PM


Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260), Room 252


The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures.




Free and open to the public.