Miguel Martínez – “The Sunken City: Popular Culture in Colonial Manila”

The Early Modern Studies and the Global South Project (sponsored by The Mellon Foundation and the Willson Center) presents its first invited talk by the University of Chicago’s Miguel Martínez, who writes aboutearly modern Spanish and Portuguese culture around the globe, particularly in a colonial context.Martínez’s research and teaching focuses on thecultural and literary histories of early modern Iberia and colonial LatinAmerica. He is interested in the ways in which some early modern historical processes such as the printing and military revolutions, or the first globalization, contributed to a partial democratization of literary practices. In this sense, Martínez has taught and published on topics such as war writing, book history, travel literature, autobiography, and popular culture. Secondly, his work is concerned with the role that literary practices and institutions have played historically in the configuration ofIberia (and its worlds) as a space of remarkable linguistic, cultural, and political complexity. In this regard, Martínez has published on topics such as linguistic history, translation, Luso-Hispanic relations, andcultural competition.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 3:00pm

Tate Student Center, 142
45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30605

Office of Research, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
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