Lima, July 7, 8 and 9, 2008Justification
Nineteenth century press (newspapers and magazines) holds in its pages a rich set of discoursive and visual manifestations which have not been fully studied by literary, artistic or historiographical studies. These texts and graphics provide the observation of sociocultural conflicts, the configuration of the political arena, and the gradual consolidation of written culture in the city of Lima and other cities. Tensions between the desire of the elite to install itself within the coordinates of Western modernity and its awareness of its peripheral position converge in this press. The creation of a new reading audience and democratic vocation by the nineteenth century press articulates itself with the waves of modernization which transformed the material culture, the sensibility and the patterns of sociability of the Peruvian society. This Colloquium attempts to contribute to the revaluation of these heterogeneous and valuable sources, and to open a debate about the ways, meanings and policies of those discursive and visual universes.
1) Genealogies and hybridizations of the scenes of customs (“cuadro de costumbres”), the tradition (“tradición”) and the modern short story.
2) The caricatures, humoristic illustrations, ads and advertisement.
3) Representation of Indigenous, Afro-descendants and Chinese subjects.
4) Nation, racism and gender in the nineteenth century press.
5) Textual analysis and authorial discursive manifestations in the nineteenth century newspapers and magazines.
6) Modernity, modernization and the modernist constellation in the nineteenth century press.
7) The serialized novels (“novelas de folletín”): new readers and new readings.
Proposals for papers must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org until May 30th 2008. They should include a title, an abstract (10 to 15 lines), name and institutional affiliation.
President: Marcel Velázquez Castro (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos)
Dr. Maida Watson Espener (Florida International University)
Dr. Isabelle Tauzin (Bordeaux 3)
Dr. Thomas Ward (Loyola College)
Dr. Rocío Ferreira (DePaul University, Chicago)
Dr. Graciela Batticuore (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Dr. Ismael Pinto (Universidad San Martín de Porres)
Dr. Alberto Varillas (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Dr. Gonzalo Espino (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos)
Alberto Loza Nehmad (Curator of the bibliographical exposition)
Miguel Vargas Yábar
Jannet Torres Espinoza
Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Biblioteca Central de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos