Spanish & Latin American Studies presents Traces: Voices of SurvivorsExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Professor María del Carmen Sillato will give a presentation based on her book Traces, a collection of short stories and poems written by ex-political prisoners of the 1976-1983 military dictatorship in Argentina. book cover showing beachThe book is framed within the context of a research project conducted by Professor Sillato on the therapeutic role of creative writing in the aftermath of traumatic events.

Professor Sillato will be joined by Juan Miranda, author of one of the stories, and translator Joan Shnier. Mr. Miranda will provide a historical background of the Argentina of those years and will talk about his own experience at the ESMA clandestine detention center. Ms. Shnier will discuss the challenges of translating the book, originally in Spanish, into English.

Presentations will be in English, and refreshments shall be served afterwards.  All are welcome!

Location 
ML - Modern Languages
Room 349
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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