Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Latinx Graduate Speaker Series


Time: Monday, October 22, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Brutus Buckeye Room, Ohio Union

This series, provides a space for Latinx Graduate Students to share their research with the Latinx community.

Graduate Student Presenter: Héctor Iglesias, from the Spanish and Portuguese Department.

Topic: “Chile coliza: identities, discursive sites, and social media in gay themed contemporary Chilean literature and film”

Iglesias research, entitled Chile coliza: espacios, identidades y discursos en la literatura y el cine chileno contemporáneo de temática gay, examines how the Internet, dating apps and social media inform the discourses on homosexuality that have been depicted in contemporary Chilean gay-themed literature and film by openly gay authors like Pedro Lemebel, Alberto Fuguet, Nicolás Videla and Francesc Morales. In particular, my project analyzes how these discourses perpetuate or confront discourses validated by the heteropatriarchy, namely, institutions that have exercised power through male heterosexuality. Drawing on Michel Foucault’s discursive formation, Judith Butler’s performativity theory and Aníbal Quijano’s coloniality of power, I argue that the use of new technologies in both literature and cinema transforms them into a discursive site and provide the LGBTQ community in Chile with an opportunity to consolidate a political position that contests heteronormativity

Indra Leyva
Multicultural Center, Ohio Union , Suite 1000, 1739 N. High St.

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