152. Political Trauma and Literary Alchemy: Testimonios and the Regenerative Power of Language
Sunday, 3 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 202, Hynes
A special session
Presiding: Jennifer Browdy De Hernandez, Bard Coll. at Simon's Rock
Speakers: Nicole Caso, Bard Coll.; Martha Helena Montoya Velez, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México; Alicia Partnoy, Loyola Marymount Univ.; Maria del Carmen Sillato, Univ. of Waterloo; Y. L. Mariela Wong, Coll. of Mount Saint Vincent
For excerpts from the three testimonials, visit bethechange2012.wordpress.com/mla-2013-testimonios.
To mark the fortieth anniversary of the Pinochet coup in Chile and nearly forty years since the military takeover in Argentina, this session features three Southern Cone testimonialists, who will read passages from their works, and three respondents, who will lead a discussion on the power of narrative to resist a legacy of violence and fear.
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