Title

Maya Literary Resurgence in Guatemala: Francisco Morales Santos y Luis de Lión

Document Type

Video

Publication Date

11-2-2015

Abstract

What role have Maya writers and their literatures played in the affirmation of indigenous cultural identity and the struggle for indigenous rights and self-determination in Guatemala since the 1960s? Emilio del Valle Escalante will answer this question by offering a critical discussion of the poetry of Kaqchikel Maya authors Francisco Morales Santos and Luis de Lión.

Emilio del Valle Escalante (Maya K'iche') is originally from Guatemala. He is an Associate Professor of Spanish at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His teaching and research focuses on indigenous literatures and social movements, Central American literatures and cultures, Indigenous, post-colonial and subaltern studies theory in the Latin American context.

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