Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Lecture: "Archipiélagos de ultramar: Rethinking Spanish Colonialism in the Philippines and the Caribbean"

Tue, November 29, 2011 | BEN 2.104

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel will interrogate current paradigms defining Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean from an area studies perspective using Archipelago Studies as a counterexample. Both the Caribbean and the Philippines experienced an "extended colonialism" that begins in the 16th and 17th centuries and extends until the twentieth century, and include the coexistence of more than one colonial system (Spanish and French in Martinique, Spanish and U.S. American in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines).  Dr. Martinez-San Miguel will revisit piracy in the 19th century to propose another approach that circumvents the master-narrative of nationalism and focuses instead on a postcolonial reading of Caribbean colonialities.

For more information, contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at 512.471.4936.

Sponsored by: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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