Lecture: Carcamo-Huechante

Monday, November 6, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Romance Languages Highwaymen Common Room (Romance Languages)
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Park, Paula C.

Lecture Title:

Against Acoustic Colonialism: Deconolonizing the Ear in the Mapuche Territory and Beyond



Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante (The University of Texas at Austin)  

Cárcamo-Huechante is a scholar of Mapuche origin from southern Chile and he is currently an Associate Professor of Latin American and indigenous literatures and cultures at UT-Austin, where he also serves as the Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Program. His first book, Tramas del mercado (2001), examined the work of Chilean novelists, economists, and politicians who responded to or engaged with the neoliberal ideologies of Pinochet’s dictatorial regime. His current teaching and research interests are indigenous aesthetics and politics in the Southern Cone. For example, his co-edited volumes Ta iñ fijke xipa rakizuameluwün / Historia, colonialismo y resistencia desde el país Mapuche (2012) and Awükan ka kuxankan zugu Wajmapu mew / Violencias coloniales en Wajmapu (2015) bring together Mapuche scholars and writers who rely upon the concept of colonialism as the axis of reflection on political, cultural and territorial issues in Chile. Cárcamo Huechante has also published several articles on prestigious journals, such as Radical History Review, Latin American Research Review, CR: The New Centennial Review, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, and Casa de las Américas. In 2013-14, he was a Fellow at the National Humanities Center.


Co-sponsored by the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, the Center for the Americas and the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life. 

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