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The Renaissances Graduate Research Series: Race and Translation



Caroline Egan and Larissa Brewer-García


Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm




The Renaissances Graduate Research Series: Race and Translation

Please join us on MONDAY MAY 16 for “Race and Translation,” the third event of our Renaissances Graduate Research Series, a series of conversations between advanced Ph.D. students at Stanford and interlocutors of their work.
The event will take place at lunch time from 12 to 1:30pm, in 260-216.
For our Spring Event, Caroline Egan, Ph.D. candidate, in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford, and Larissa Brewer-García, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature, at the University of Chicago, will discuss Egan’s project: "Blood and Milk: New World Orality in the Comentarios reales."
In her dissertation, Egan studies how multilingual actors, particularly mestizos and missionaries, theorized and reinvented indigenous languages in historical, linguistic, lyric, and ethnographic works. This chapter focuses on the historiographic Royal Commentaries of the Incas (1609, 1617) by the mestizo writer El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539-1616). In her discussion with Professor Brewer-García, Egan wishes to reflect on the relationship between race and acts of translation in early colonial Spanish America.
Caroline Egan and Larissa Brewer-García will briefly present their works in progress: selections from Egan’s dissertation chapter and Professor Brewer-García’s paper “Captured Tongues: Jesuit Interpreters of the Early Black Atlantic.” These presentations will set up points of intersection between the two projects and we will then open the floor to discussion and questions.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!
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