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Women Dramatists: Dynamics of Aggression and Resistance in the Southern Cone (Post)dictatorship

Maxwell Hall , 204

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Considering the political commitment in theater and performance, this presentation observes how Latin American dramaturgy denounces the systematization of violence against women during and after the dictatorships in Uruguay (1973-1985), Chile (1973-1990) and Argentina (1975-1983). The objective of his talk is to identify scenarios of resistance and social protest among the most intimate spaces of women involved in militancy, theater, and performance. Furthermore, this presentation will examine sexual and sexualized violence from a gender perspective, considering the studies of Rita Segato, Ximena Bunster-Burotto, Judith Butler and María Sonderéguer, which invites us to reflect on the relevance of the painful but necessary retroactive looks and their effects in the XXI century.

The talk will be in Spanish.

Osvaldo Sandoval León is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate University. He earned his PhD in Hispanic Cultural Studies from Michigan State University and his MA in Spanish from California State University, Fullerton. His research includes Spanish American literatures, performance studies, and contemporary theater in the Southern Cone.


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MAX-Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, MAX-Program on Latin America and the Caribbean


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