Peru: Contested Representations highlights the vibrant program of research and teaching on Peru maintained by Indiana University affiliates from a variety of Departments and Schools. The series explores the multiplex intersections between expressive practices like music, dance, literature, film and photography and broader social and political processes in contemporary Peruvian history. Many of the issues explored – from identity formation among immigrant populations to processes of commemoration and redress in the aftermath of political violence – hold interest that extends well beyond Peru to include much of the Latin American region and beyond…
*Photographs used in banner and above courtesy of Sonia Manriquez
Mario Vargas Llosa Photo and Book Exhibition and Film Series
February 1-28, 2011
The Latin American Studies Collection is hosting “Mario Vargas Llosa: Nobel Prize in Literature 2010," a poster and book exhibition honoring Mario Vargas Llosa in the lobby of the Herman B Wells Library.
February 3, 10, 17, 2011
The Department of Spanish and Portugues and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies present a film series on Mario Vargas Llosa
Pantaleón y las visitadoras*, Dir. Francisco Lombardi.
Thursday, February 3th 6:00 p.m.
La Fiesta del Chivo**, Dir. Luis Llosa.
Thursday, February 10th 6:00 p.m.
La Fiesta del Chivo**, Dir. Luis Llosa.
Thursday, February 17th 6:00 p.m.
All films in Swain Hall East 105
Joining in the celebration after the announcement of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, this Film Series is an opportunity to get to know the author through film adaptations of his novels. Awarded "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat," Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the most important figures in the literary world and, along with other renowned Latin American writers, a member of the prestigious generation called “Boom latinoamericano”. Among his best known works are La ciudad y los perros (1963), Conversación en la Catedral (1969), La guerra del fin del mundo (1981), and El sueño del celta (2010). *In Spanish with English subtitles **In English
Encountering Peru Through Dance and Film: Director’s Q&A and Artist-led Dance Workshops
Led by Cynthia Paniagua, New York-based professional dancer and protagonist of the 2007 documentary “Soy Andina.” With live musical accompaniment and demonstrations from professors and students in the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. *Free and open to the public.*
Workshop: Master Class on Afro-Peruvian Dance
Friday, February 25, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, A217
Led by Cynthia Paniagua, New York-based professional dancer and protagonist of the 2007 documentary “Soy Andina.” With live musical accompaniment and demonstrations from professors and students in the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.
*Free and open to the public. Prior dance experience recommended.Participation in the entire workshop mandatory*
Documentary film screening “Soy Andina,” and Q&A with Director and Film Protagonist
Friday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall
Director Mitch Teplitsky and one of the film’s two principal protagonists, artist Cynthia Paniagua, will be on hand to discuss this documentary film. Soy Andina tells the intersecting stories of two women – a modern/hip-hop dance dancer raised in Queens, and a folkloric dancer from the Andes – on a visually engaging journey through Peru in search of roots and a world of folkloric dance. http://www.soyandina.com/.
Minority Languages and Cultures Program (MLCP) presents “Expressive Culture as Heritage in the Andes"
Friday, March 4, 2011, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
501 N. Park Ave.
Featuring presentations by Catherine Allen (George Washington University), Serafín Coronel-Molina, Javier León (IU), John McDowell (IU), Zoila Mendoza (UC-Davis), Jonathan Ritter (UC-Riverside), Michelle Wibbelsman (Texas), and Juan Eduardo Wolf (IU).
Yuyanapaq (To Remember) Photo Exhibition
Opening reception with comments by Jonathan Ritter, UC Riverside
Friday, March 4, 5:00 p.m.
IMU Gallery (Starbucks seating gallery)
Exploring political violence in Peru between 1980 and 2000, this exhibit features 40 photographs culled from the exhibition organized by the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2003. The photographs will be rotated weekly. To view all photos in chronological order, together with a brief historical essay, see the exhibit catalogue.
*Photographs courtesy of Andrew Pierce. To see more images from this event visit here.
“From Rebellion and Fantasy to Reconciliation in Mario Vargas Llosa’s Novels,” a talk by Efraín Kristal
*Postponed - please stay tuned for more details*
Efraín Kristal is a Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA. He is the author of two books: The Andes Viewed from the City: Literary and Political Discourse on the Indian in Peru (1987) and Temptation of the Word: The Novels of Mario Vargas Llosa (1998). He is currently working on Jorge Luis Borges's translations from the English, German, and French, and on the renaissance context of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. http://www.complit.ucla.edu/people/faculty/kristal/
We regret to announce that Kimberly Theidon's visit to IU has been cancelled. Please plan to join us for the other events detailed here.
Kimberly Theidon is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard. She is a medical anthropologist focusing on Latin America. Theidon’s first book, Entre Prójimos: El conflicto armado interno y la política de la reconciliación en el Perú, draws upon extensive qualitative research on political violence, trauma, religious movements and transitional justice in post-war Peru. She is currently conducting research in Colombia and Ecuador on two interrelated themes: the causes and consequences of populations in displacement, refuge and return, with a particular interest in the role of humanitarian organizations in zones of armed conflict; and the paramilitary demobilization process in Colombia. http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~anthro/theidon/index.htm.
A Peruvian Night of Dining at Cafe Django
Thursday, March 31, 2011
116 North Grant Street, Bloomington
Join Cafe Django for an evening of Peruvian dining. A special menu inspired by Peruvian tradition and culture will be served this night. Vegan and Vegetarian options will be available. Download a complete menu here or by clicking on the image to the right.
presents "Contested Representations of Identity in Cuzco, Peru: Cultural Heritage in the Former Inca Capital"
Thursday, April 21, 4:15pm
Ballentine Hall 205
Helaine Silverman is a Professor of Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the editor of Intangible Heritage Embodied (2009) and Handbook of South American Archaeology (2008); she is the author of Ancient Nasca Settlement and Society (2002). http://www.anthro.illinois.edu/people/helaine