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Lunchtime Talk With Carolina Sánchez: Environmental Historical Memory: Aesthetic Interventions in Contemporary Latin America
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 12:30pm - 02:00pm
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This interdisciplinary environmental research delves into how artistic archives contribute to the formation of imaginaries for environmental care and sustainability amid the 20th and 21st-century neoliberal crises in Latin America. In particular, this research analyzes how the novel Autobiography of Cotton (2020) by Mexican author Cristina Rivera Garza and the River Serpent Book (2017) by Colombian artist Carolina Caycedo contribute to building a transnational, environmental, historical memory that includes women, as well as non-human actors like plants and rivers, as marginalized political agents.

Carolina Sánchez is a Colombian writer and researcher. She is a PhD candidate in Latin American Literature at Rutgers University and a co-editor of the Latin American Platform for Environmental Humanities. Among her recent publications are “Land and Shade: Haptic Cinema, Environmental Violence and Forced Displacement in Colombia” in Tekoporá and “Public Secrets, Private Violence: A Reading of Lauras Restrepo Delirio,” published in Human Rights in Colombian Literature and Cultural Production (Routledge 2022).

*Food will be provided

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Location Academic Building West Wing 5190
Food will be provided
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