Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures,
"Breaking the Frames of the Past",
Daniella Wurst's research traces the relationship between memory (both individual and collective), temporality, and aesthetic interventions in Latin American countries with a history of political and state violence—specifically Chile, Argentina, and Peru. Using a comparative framework, she puts into dialogue how cultural memory representations can reveal a host of economic, cultural, and political tensions in the present.
First Thursday Graduate Scholar Talks take place the first Thursday of each month during the academic year. The talks provide young scholars an opportunity to make a generalist presentation on their research to a cross-disciplinary audience ready to listen carefully and ask good questions. EPIC members help give the Ph.D. students a useful learning experience and at the same time learn about something that may be well beyond their own scholarly interests. Complimentary lunch provided. RSVP required.