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Gerszten Family Visiting Professor: Ignacio López Calvo (seminar)
"An Asia-Latin America epistemology and Transpacific Studies"

In this seminar, I will theorize transpacific literary and cultural production as considered from the perspective of Latin American studies. For the last few years, a group of researchers from different academic disciplines has been studying transpacific cross-cultural experiences between Asia and Latin America from a new perspective or framework: rather than seeing Asia-Latin America as a region to be studied (as is typical in Area Studies), it has been reconceived as an epistemological position, that is, as a lens through which to analyze and compare these sophisticated networks. This transdisciplinary methodological approach involving populations in movement, diasporic and transnational processes, and negotiations among different knowledge systems challenges fixed categories, established divisions and theorical issues, including those dealing with the performance of national and diasporic belonging, citizenship, and identities.

Feb 4, 2022 03:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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