Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Prof. Rubí Carreño Bolívar: "Escrituras canoeras: fueguinos, arte y academia entre la Patagonia y las metrópolis coloniales"

A talk by Rubi Carreno, Profesora Asociada, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile

Tue, April 17, 2018 | BEN 2.104

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Prof. Rubí Carreño Bolívar
Prof. Rubí Carreño Bolívar

Professor Carreño will discuss how the native peoples of the Patagonia have been represented in literature, visual culture and academic discourse in Chile and elsewhere. Her talk will delve into the relationship between body, writing, and the issues of rootedness as well as displacement and movement of the native communities. In this way, Professor Carreño’s presentation will critically analyze the conflicting relations between biopolitics, and literary and cultural representations.

Rubí Carreño is a literary and cultural studies scholar, and an Associate Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Her research focuses on literature, gender politics, music, herbal and medicinal knowledges, and popular culture in Chile.  She is the author of the following books: Av. Independencia: literatura, música e ideas de Chile disidente (Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2013); Memorias del nuevo siglo: Jóvenes, trabajadores y artistas en la novela chilena reciente (Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2009); and, Leche amarga: violencia y erotismo en Bombal, Brunet, Donoso y Eltit (Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2007). She also has co-edited two collections of essays: La rueda mágica: ensayos de literatura y música (Santiago: Editorial Alberto Hurtado, 2017); and Diamela Eltit: Redes locales/globales (Iberoamericana, 2009). Professor Carreño is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Taller de Letras, the leading literary and cultural studies journal in South America.

For more information on Professor Carreño’s academic work, see:

This event is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), the Academic Enrichment Fund of the Graduate School, and the Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) at UT Austin. This event is organized by Prof. Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante.

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