When: Friday, Oct 16, Noon – 1:30 pm (AZ time)
Cost: $36.00 for 1 session(s)
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Instructor: Emma Pérez earned a PH.D. in history from UCLA and taught in the Department of History at the University of Texas, El Paso from 1990 to 2003
A virtual lunch date hosted by David Yetman, host of In the Americas and The Desert Speaks on PBS and Janos Wilder, recipient of the James Beard Award and chef/owner of Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails.
Friday, Oct 16, Noon – 1:30 pm (AZ time)
From Translator to Traitor: La Malinche as a Feminist Icon in the Borderlands
La Malinche, Malintzin, was a Nahua young woman, who is often impugned for her role as translator and advisor to Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conqueror of Mexico in 1519. History has continued to hold her captive, mythologizing her so much that to be called Malinchista is equivalent to being named a traitor to one’s culture. Why is this cultural icon disparaged and can a feminist critique help us to understand how that debasement continues to imprint the borderlands?
Instructor: Emma Pèrez
Co-sponsored by the University of Arizona
Southwest Center and the Desert
Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill.