Mourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in Contemporary South American Fiction, Thursday, June 19, Noon

June 17, 2014

Scholar Charlotte Rogers, Kluge Fellow, discusses how literary works from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Guyana reinvent the myth of a fabulous city of gold, known as "El Dorado," in today's world, and how in the wake of deforestation and settlement in the Amazon river basin, current writers nostalgically mourn for a time when the region was seen as a place of potential wealth and opportunity. Co-sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center and the Hispanic Division.

Thursday, June 19, 2014, Noon
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