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Modern languages guest lecturer to share research on Peru

04/10/2019
MONMOUTH, Ill. – A guest lecturer at Monmouth College will share her research about recent events in Peru.

DePaul University’s Rocío Ferreira, an associate professor of Spanish and director of graduate programs in modern languages, will speak at 7 p.m. April 17 in the Morgan Room of Poling Hall.

Sponsored by Monmouth College’s Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Ferreira’s talk is titled “Women Shoot: Poetics of Political Violence in Contemporary Peruvian Culture.”

Ferreira’s research focuses on gender theory and contemporary Latin American literatures, cultures and visual arts. Her current book-length project addresses recent cultural responses to the Peruvian “dirty war” history (1980-2000) that resists amnesia. The project sheds light on the diverse ways culture has resisted silencing, oblivion and indifference, and has constructed alternative approaches to the understanding of traumatic reality through innovative reflections on the transmission of social memory.

Ferreira serves on the executive council of the Latin American Studies Association and the editorial board of Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana and Diálogo. She holds a doctorate from the University of California-Berkeley.