Reading group discussion of Fictional Environments: Mimesis, Deforestation, and Development in Latin America
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Please register here: http://duke.is/ZISQV5
The Latin America: Theory and Narrative in Present Tense Working Group is hosting a reading group and workshop series on four recent publications in Latin American Studies. Reading group discussions will precede a workshop with the book's author the following week. All books are available electronically at Duke University Libraries.
Fictional Environments: Mimesis, Deforestation, and Development in Latin America
Fictional Environments: Mimesis, Deforestation, and Development in Latin America investigates how fictional works have become sites for the production of knowledge, imagination, and intervention in Latin American environments. It investigates the dynamic relationship between fictional images and real places, as the lasting representations of forests, rural areas, and deserts in novels clash with collective perceptions of changes like deforestation and urbanization.
Victoria Saramago is Assistant Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies at the University of Chicago.