Chiriboga Presents at Foreign Languages, Literatures and Films Conference
Contact: Alessandra Chiriboga
April 5, 2012
Visiting Instructor of Hispanic Studies Alessandra Chiriboga presented “Differing Performances, Differing Modernities: Early Central American Experimental Theatre” on March 3 at the 20th Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures and Films at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.
Chiriboga said her presentation deliberated “how theatrical Avant-garde works like José Coronel Urtecho and Joaquin Pasos’s Chinfonía Burguesa, and Miguel Ángel Asturias’s fantomimas and Cuculcán interpellate an audience, sway traditional subjectivities and their aesthetic sensitivity, and perform and manifest alternate – yet exclusionary - constructions of Central American cultural identities through an experimental aesthetic form.”
The presentation was based on her current work exploring “how the different vectors of the historical Avant-garde dialogue with previous Latin American aesthetic traditions and how they influenced succeeding discourses of Central American cultural and national identity.”