Events
 

Testimonio (testimonial narrative) and Truth

Lecture on testimonio writings
Feb 07, 2011
12:30 PM to 01:25 PM
102 Kern Building

John Beverley, University of Pittsburgh

John Beverley is a Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, with particular expertise in the literature of the Golden Age, Hispanic and Latin American baroque, Latin American cultural studies, Testimonio writings, Spanish and Latin American film, U.S. Latino literature, and postcolonial and subaltern studies. He is a founding member of both the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and the Latin American Subaltern Studies Group. Some of Professor Beverley’s publications include From Cuba (ed. 2002), La voz del otro: Testimonio, subalternidad y verdad narrativa (ed. new edition; 2002), and Subalternity and Representation, Arguments in Cultural Theory (1999).

Professor Beverley’s visit is a part of the series “Violence, Conflict, and Dialogue: Perspectives on Global Communication,” sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Latin American Studies program, the Department of Spanish Italian & Portuguese, the Social Thought Program, The Rock Ethics Institute, the Center for Democratic Deliberation, and the Center for American Literary Studies. Throughout the spring semester, various speakers will be invited to Penn State to present interdisciplinary views on this broad topic.


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