Wednesday, June 5, 2019
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ International Keynote Speakers Support Fund
Dr. Lojo's first address will examine how recent Argentine historical fictions are attempting to recover the mutilated collective memory of Indigenous communities (who participated actively in the wars of independence) as co-founders of the nation - an idea erased from the Argentine imaginary by Julio Argentino Roca's successful offensive wars against the Indigenous communities of central and southern Argentina (1878-1885).
In both addresses, Dr. Lojo's will draw on her academic research as well as her insights as an award winning novelist.
- María Rosa Lojo, Academic Director of the Centro de Estudios Críticos de Literatura Argentina (CECLA), Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires