Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
South Common Room
The Colombian Reading Group aims at bringing together fellow Colombians as well as anyone academically or personally interested in Colombia. Thematically, and in order to attract as many members as possible and create an inter-disciplinary network of peers, the group will not be limited to one specific field of study. Instead, it will include (but not be limited to) readings and discussions around history, literature, arts, and current politics. Our ultimate goal is to foster awareness regarding Colombia and create spaces for productive knowledge-sharing and debate.
Our discussions will focus on exploring new narratives as Colombia is facing a historical moment for reimaging a country without violence and war. The questions both put at the center the aftermath of the war and the ways in which the arts can help to process its dark pasts. How do we imagine Colombia beyond stories of fear, displacement, and hopelessness without disavowing them? What can literature and the arts tell us about healing and remembering after a conflict? How can it help visibilize other forms of violence that have been erased, ignored or forgotten?