Round table to follow with: Rolena Adorno (Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University); Paul Firbas (Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Stony Brook University), Karen Kupperman (Department of History, NYU), and Kathleen Ross (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU). Moderated by Georgina Dopico-Black (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU and Director, Medieval and Renaissance Center, NYU).
In this book on early Latin American narrative, Rolena Adorno argues that the core of the Spanish American literary tradition consists of the writings in which the rights to Spanish dominion in the Americas and the treatment of its natives were debated. She places the works of canonical Spanish and Amerindian writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries within this larger polemic and shows how their works sought credibility within the narrative system itself, rather than in the irretrievable historical events that lay outside it.
Reception to follow. The event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Medieval and Renaissance Center (MARC) (lampbane)