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“Ficciones endeudadas latinoamericanas: el poder mimético y ficcional de la deuda”

(Presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation)

Event Details

Date
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time
12-1 p.m.
Location
Description
Presented by Karen Garcia Escorcia, PhD, UW-Madison

In this lecture, I will explore functions of debt as a literary motive in cultural productions from Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Cuba. I will argue that debts are used as instruments of coercive power. This indebted state transforms, punishes, and tortures individuals who are obligated to pay for others’ needs not with money, but with their bodies and ethical currencies.
Cost
Free

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