Fictions of the Museum: Memory and Cultural Heritage in the 21st-Century Latin American Novel
3718 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA
The Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies presents Calasis - Internal Speaker Series.
In this talk, Jorge Téllez, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, will present his current research project on how 21st-century Latin American fiction engages the figure of the museum to reflect on the relevance of cultural heritage and memory in our contemporary hypermediated society. Some of the questions that the novels Téllez study ask are: What are museums for in a time of information overload? What is the role of art in a world increasingly overwhelmed by the proliferation of fake news? How do narratives of the past and the future shape our understanding of social relations?
The Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies Internal Speaker (CLALSIS) Series is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of work in-progress research about Latin America or Latinxs conducted by the faculty and advanced graduate students of the University of Pennsylvania.