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Monday, 28 December

255. 1989–2009: Revising Colonial Latin American Studies’ “New Paradigm”

1:45–3:00 p.m., Jefferson, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Colonial Latin American Literatures

Presiding: Eyda M. Merediz, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

1. “The ‘New Paradigm’ of Colonial Latin American Studies Twenty Years Later,” Monica Diaz, Univ. of Texas–Pan American

2. “Colonial Latin American Studies: A ‘New Materialist’ Approach,” Christine Cloud, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

3. “Methodology for Engaging in Intellectual History and Material Culture in Colonial Latin American Studies,” Martin Oliver Carrion, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD

Respondent: Rolena Adorno, Yale Univ.

Author Comment
Subject: Rolena Adorno and where we go next!
I loved Rolena's summary of where colonial Latin American studies has been and where it needs to go. In particular, the cautionary words about not only 'canonizing' (e.g., studying, reading, teaching) texts we find politically palatable are well taken. We face the same issue in women's history--we most often tend to study the early modern and colonial women who seem to have flown in the face of patriarchy. But what of the other women?

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