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Enacting a New Past in the Andes

March 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics is hosting a talk by Professor Luis Millones Figueroa. In recent years, several communities in the Andean region are carrying out folk theater productions that revisit their relationship to their pre-colonial or colonial past. This talk will use the examples of the “tallanes” and the “chancas” in Peru, whose theater productions are massive events, to explore why drama has been chosen for this historical revisionism and what significance these events may have for the cultural identities of these communities.

Figueroa is the Allen Family Professor of Latin American Literature at Colby College, the Associate Editor of Colonial Latin American Review, and a member of the board of the Maine Humanities Council. Figueroa publications are mostly in the field of colonial Latin American Studies.

This event is sponsored and hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Classics and the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund. For any questions, please contact Dr. Carlos Villacorta at


March 2, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Hill Auditorium
Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States


Department of Modern Languages and Classics