Historias 29 – Eunice Rojas on Argentine insane asylums and protest music in Chile

Dr. Eunice Rojas, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Furman University, joined Steven to discuss her work on Argentine authors’ use of madness and the insane asylum. She also talks about her current project on protest music in Chile and the opportunities and tough choices in making a mid-career move.


Additional resources:
Eunice’s departmental webpage
Eunice on twitter
Spaces of Madness: Insane Asylums in Argentine Narrative (Lexington, 2014)
Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism, with Lindsey Michie (Praeger, 2013)

Historias 20 – Charly St-Georges on the cultural lens of horror films in Latin America and Spain

Dr. Charles St-Georges of Denison University sat down with Dave McLaughlin to discuss his recent book Haunted Families and Temporal Normativity in Hispanic Horror Films – Troubling Timelines and its exploration of “three recent horror films from the Spanish-speaking world that, rather than explicitly referencing recent political violence, speak to the societal conditions and everyday normative violence that serve as preconditions for political violence.” They also discuss writing strategies, audience, and what’s next on Charly’s research agenda.



Additional resources:

Charly on Academia.edu

Films discussed in Charly’s book:

Los inocentes movie poster

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