TITLE: Aztecs & Allegory: The Baroque in Colonial Mexico
SPEAKER: Rolena Adorno
EVENT DATE: 10/12/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 69 minutes
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As part of part of a symposium on colonial intersections organized by the University of Maryland cosponsored by the Library, Rolena Adorno discusses the baroque in colonial Mexico.
Speaker Biography: Recognized as an expert on colonialism, Rolena Adorno is the Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University. She was awarded the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize of the Modern Language Association of America for her path-breaking book, "The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative." Adorno's work in three volumes, "Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: His Account, His Life and the Expedition of Pánfilo Nárvaez," received the Dwight L. Smith Award from the Western Historical Association and the Franklin J. Jameson Award from the American Historical Association, among other honors. She has authored seminal works on the 17th-century Peruvian chronicler Guaman Poma de Ayala. In 2009, Adorno was named to the National Council on the Humanities by President Barack Obama.