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ILAC: Lunch with Yosa Vidal

Mon February 26th 2024, 12:30 - 1:30pm
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Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
Room 252

Join us for lunch with Lecturer Yosa Vidal at 12:30 PM in Pigott Hall Room 252 on 2/26/24. Yosa Vidal is a Chilean Writer and a Visiting Lecturer of Latin American Literature and Culture at Stanford University. She holds a Ph.D. from University of Oregon. Her scholarly work engages with the gap in the critical scholarship on resistance, historical memory, and trauma in the Southern Cone, and integrates fictional and non-fictional texts, expanding the notion of documentation and memory. As creative writer, she has published El Tarambana, (Tajamar 2013, Mármara 2016) a contemporary novela picaresca, set in the 1970s Chile that explores sexual identity and political memory; Los multipatópodos (Overol 2017) is a bestiary that describes species emerging from genetic mutations, and Vals chilote (Mantis 2022, Fondo de Cultura Económica 2022) set in Chiloé, is a novel about political language narrated through two main protagonists, who live each with a different communication technology: the radio and the typewriter.