Florencia Mallon, "Narratives of Memory in Chile, 40 Years Later"
A Series of Race, Power, and Critical Thought whose aim is to highlight the research of American Studies & Ethnicity (ASE) core and affiliated faculty and graduate students, and to build community through sustained conversations and workshops.
As Chileans marked the 40th anniversary of the coup of September 11, 1973, the dramatic diversity of peoples' experiences across political loyalties, generations, genders, social classes, and ethnic groups became ever clearer. In such a context, Florencia Mallon's exploration, through fiction, of the complexities of trauma and memory in post-dictatorship Chile is even more relevant today. Reading from her historical novel Beyond the Ties of Blood, recently out in paperback, Mallon will reflect on how fiction opens up new ways of understanding history.