“In the Shadow of Cortés: From Veracruz to Mexico City”

A Photographic Exhibition and Events  (March 16-April 17, 2015) www.cal.msu.edu/Cortes

Photographic Exhibition prepared by Kathleen Myers (Professor of Colonial Latin American Literatures, Indiana University) and Steven Raymer (Professor of Photography, Indiana University, and National Geographic).  Look Out! Art Gallery, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University.

Events include opening talk by Professor K. Myers with comments by Professor Sheila Contreras (Chicano/Latino Studies and English, MSU); round table discussion with professors Amber Brian (U of Iowa), Rocío Cortés (U of Wisconsin, Oshkosh), Kelly McDonough (U of Texas, Austin), Dylan Miner (MSU), Zenaida Moreno (MSU), Laura Smith (MSU), and opening  and closing receptions.

For further information visit: www.cal.msu.edu/Cortes and/or open the following:  Poster Cortes Exhibit and Cortes Exhibit Postcard.

Free and open to the public.

2015 TePaske Seminar – Georgetown U and U of Maryland, College Park

Georgetown University (Bunn Intercultural Center, ICC 450)
Friday, March 20, 2015 – 10:00 AM to Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 4:30 PM

The TePaske Seminar (named in honor of John J. TePaske) is a vibrant and collegial gathering of scholars organized in a workshop-fashion, with 10 pre-circulated papers presented over the course of 2 days. Please direct any questions about the seminar to either Alejandro Cañeque (acaneque@umd.edu) in the Department of History at the University of Maryland or to Joanne Rappaport in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University (rappapoj@georgetown.edu).

Friday, March 20th

10:00-11:00  Judith Mansilla (History, Florida International University), “Spanish State-Building and the Rebuilding of Lima after the Quake of 1687: Limeños and their Quest for Legitimizing their Plans of Reconstruction.”
11:00-12:00 Eva Mehl (History, University of North Carolina at Wilmington), “Requests for Deportation: Parents, Youngsters, Wives, and the State in the Banishment of Mexicans to the Philippines, 1765-1811.”

12:00-1:00 lunch

1:00-2:00  Kelly McDonough (Spanish and Portuguese, University of Texas at Austin), “Beyond Nahuas and Spaniards: Indigenous Noble and Commoner Relationships in Colonial Tlaxcala.”
2:00-3:00  Chad McCutcheon (History, Texas Christian University), “Gendered Dualities: Mestizo Identity and Multiethnic Views of Mestizaje in Early Colonial Peru.”

3:00-3:30 coffee break

3:30-4:30  Scot Cave (History, Pennsylvania State University), “‘Madalena, La Lengua!’: An Indian Woman and the Making of the Early Circum-Caribbean.”

Saturday, March 21st
10:00-11:00  James Little-Almeida (History, Florida International University), “Sovereignty, Slavery, and the Sea: Interimperial Conflict in the Sixteenth-Century Slave Trade.”
11:00-12:00  Michelle A. McKinley (Law, University of Oregon), “Freedom at the Font: Baptismal Manumission and Re-Enslavement in Colonial Lima.”

1:00-2:00  José Eduardo Cornelio (Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University), “‘Viva el Inca Católico’: Políticas del afecto, subalternidad y performatividades festivas en el siglo XVIII
2:00-3:00  Alexander Hidalgo (History, Texas Christian University), “The Trail of Footprints: Mapmaking and Authorship in Colonial Oaxaca.”

3:30-4:30  Rocío Quispe-Agnoli (Hispanic Studies, Michigan State University), “Negotiating Nobility of Blood on Paper: Spanish-Inca Coats of Arms, Portraits, and Royal Decrees.”

The organizers would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: The Department of History and the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University, The Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Codex Mendoza digitized and available on the web


Codex Mendoza

Codex Mendoza was created in 1542 after the command of viceroy Antonio de Mendoza, who was seeking to have a comprehensive political, economic and social history of the newly conquered territories. This codex is considered on of the fundamental sources for the study of pre-Hispanic Mexico.

The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, Mexico) has finalized the digitization of the Codex Mendoza, which is now available in the web for free as a bilingual edititon: www.codicemendoza.inah.gob.mx  It is also available for mobile devices with iTunes apps: https://itunes.apple.com/mx/app/codice-mendoza/id916271921?mt=8

CFP: 131st Annual Convention MLA (Jan 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX)

CFP:  MLA Forum of Colonial Latin American Literatures. 131st Annual Convention of MLA in Austin, Texas, 7-10 January 2016. Two regular guaranteed sessions for the MLA, and a non-guaranteed session. Paper proposals are due to prospective panel chairs on March 01, 2015. If you have any questions, contact nwey@caltech.edu, or Ivonne del Valle, idelvalle@berkeley.edu


Colonial Texts and Communities of Readers Chair: Mónica Díaz, University of Kentucky. Engaging with the presidential theme for MLA 2016, “Literature and Its Publics,” this panel focuses on the material history of the production of texts – in both manuscript and printed forms – and of their public reception throughout Latin America’s colonial period. We are especially interested in papers that address specific communities of readers, for example religious communities or ethnic communities. Some relevant questions that could be posed are: what were the politics of production, circulation, and preservation of texts? Who could have access to them and for what purposes? How has the public reception of colonial texts changed with time? Please send one-page CV and 200-word abstract by MARCH 1st to Mónica Díaz: monica.diaz@uky.edu.

The Economics of Empire in the Early Modern Iberian World. Chair: Nicolás Wey Gómez, California Institute of Technology. Describing the first bartering activity between his crew members and native peoples in his letter to Luis de Santangel (1493), Columbus was quick to formulate the economic logic that, no doubt in his view and the Spanish crown’s, justified European presence in the Indies: the natives were to “give us those things they have in abundance and which are necessary to us.” The letter announcing the discovery also makes it instantly clear that the exchange between what one had in abundance for what one ‘wanted’ reached far beyond material goods: while Europeans allegedly had religion, government, and customs to give to the Indians, native peoples were to supply labor and raw and manufactured goods to the Europeans. Columbus was certainly not the first colonizer in history to construe economic exchange this broadly. Such an inclusive understanding of economics had even been theorized in antiquity by Aristotle himself, who, in his Politics, saw the reciprocal exchange between differently ‘wanting’ members of families, villages and city-states as the very key to human survival. Columbus was merely extending this logic across the Atlantic in the interest of colonial empire. This panel invites papers that examine not only this logic of empire, but also the myriad economic exchanges imagined by colonial authors across time. Please send one-page CV and 200-word abstract by MARCH 1st to Nicolas Wey-Gomez: nwey@caltech.edu.

NON-GUARANTEED SESSION: Paradoxes of the Enlightenment and the Liberal Revolutions: Sugar and Coffee over FreedomChair: Ivonne del Valle, U.C. Berkeley. Respondent: Ana Hontanilla, The University of North Carolina Greensboro. The debates of the radical Enlightenment and the liberal revolutions promoted ideas of equality, independence, and freedom contrary to slavery, an institution that, nevertheless, lasted until late 19th century in the Spanish colonies of Cuba and Puerto Rico. This panel seeks papers that address the legacies of the Enlightenment and Liberalism on the ideas regarding the African races, the labor they were forced to perform, and the social space they were supposed to occupy. What ideological and rhetorical tools were used to broach the contradictions around slavery as a practice by 18th and 19th century thinkers across Spanish territories? How were these tensions present not only in their writings but in everyday practices? We seek papers that illuminate ideological and pragmatic changes brought about by the Enlightenment or the liberal revolutions as well as papers that elaborate on how African descendants actively participated in these processes. We also welcome contributions that address: 1) the anti-slavery and pro-slavery dialogues that took place in the larger context of 19th century abolitionist movements, and 2) the possibility of a radical Enlightenment thinking on slavery and the obstacles these ideas might have faced. Please send one-page CV and 200-word abstract by March 1st to Ivonne del Valle: idelvalle@berkeley.edu.

“In the Shadow of Cortes: From Veracruz to Mexico City” (March 16-April 17, 2015)

In the Shadow of Cortes: From Veracruz to Mexico City

March 16 – April 17, 2015

Look Out! Art Gallery, C200 Snyder Hall (RCAH), 362 Bogue Street, Michigan State University


Michigan State University is pleased to host In the Shadow of Cortés: From Veracruz to Mexico City, designed and prepared by Professor Kathleen Myers (Indiana University) with photographs by Steven Raymer (National Geographic and Indiana University). The images in this exhibit record a journey along Cortés’s route of conquest, and interviews with the people who live in these places today.  This journey reveals much about Mexico’s complex identity and its variety of ways  to understand the legacy of a conquest that took place nearly 500 years ago.

We invite faculty, students, and general public to visit the photographic exhibit held at the Look Out! Art Gallery, Residential College of Arts and Humanities, between March 16 and April 17th, 2015 and to participate in a series of events that will provide fora of discussion and reflection on Latin American rich and diverse history. For more information, click the following links:




Colonia/Colônia 3:1 (February 2015)

To read the latest newsletter of the Colonial Section, LASA, click here: http://www.unf.edu/~clayton.mccarl/lc/Colonia_3-1.pdf

Among other items, this issue features the following:

  • A message from Ann De León, Chair of the Colonial Section at LASA.
  • “Spanish in the World”: Rolena Adorno’s remarks upon her receipt of the 2014 MLA Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement;
  • The first installment of Colonia/Colônia’s new feature: “Graduate Student News”;
  • A remembrance of María Elena Martínez-López (1966-2014);
  • Members publications and initiatives; and
  • Numerous calls for papers of interest to scholars of the colonial period (including MLA 2016.

Programa 2014 Congreso Internacional sobre Guamán Poma de Ayala: Las Travesías Culturales

Lima, Perú: Octubre 15-17, 2014

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana

MIÉRCOLES 15 DE OCTUBRE: Auditorio principal José Antonio Russo Delgado [1er piso]

11:00 a.m. Inauguración 

  • Palabras de Inauguración: Dr. Raimundo Prado Redondez, Decano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas
  • Palabras de bienvenida a los participantes: Dr. Jorge Valenzuela Garcés, Coordinador del Departamento de Literatura
  • Presentación del congreso:  Dr. Mauro Mamani Macedo, Presidente de la Comisión Organizadora

12:00 m- 1:00 p.m. Conferencia magistral: Dr. Carlos García Bedoya-Maguiña, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Guaman Poma: de la visión de los vencidos al discurso andino

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 pm. Auditorio Alfredo Torero Fernández de Córdova [2do piso]

Mesa 1: Imagen del hombre andino y ontologías renovadas

  • Ena Marcedes Matienzo León, Universidad de Postdam de Alemania, “La violencia en/sobre el Primer nueva coronica y buen gobierno, de Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala.”
  • Julio Carrascal Pretell, Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal, “El lamento dentro del arbitrio en Nueva coronica y buen gobierno.”
  • Zenón Depaz, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Guaman Poma y la quíntuple manifestación de un mundo dual.”

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Mesa 2: Etnografía, poder y tendencias lectoras de la Nueva corónica y buen gobierno

  • Javier Enrique Robles Bocanegra, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “¡Temed a Dios y sed buena justicia! Un análisis a la interpretación de la cultura política habsbúrgica del corregidor de indios en la obra de Guamán Poma.
  • Rommel Plasencia Soto, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Guamán Poma en un texto. A propósito de la antropología y la literatura
  • Ladislao Landa Vásquez, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “La etnografía de Guamán Poma de Ayala.

6:00 p.m.: Presentación de libro: Atuqpacha. Memoria y tradición oral en los Andes de Gonzalo Espino Relucé. Participan: Yuly Tacas Salcedo, Wendy  Castillo Castillo, Dimas Arrieta [editor]

JUEVES 16 DE OCTUBRE: Auditorio Alfredo Torero Fernández de Córdova 

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Mesa 3: Memoria, subjetivización e intertextualidad en la iconografía de Guaman Poma de Ayala

  • Juan Valle Quispe, Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, “Contra la forclusión: la herencia gráfica y política de Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala  a través de dos ilustradores  peruanos contemporáneos,  Miguel Det  y Markus Ronjam.
  • Joel Rojas Huaynates, “Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos/ Revista de Filosofía Iberoamericana Solar, “El castigo como disciplina en la Nueva corónica y buen gobierno.”
  • Elías Rengifo de la Cruz, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Indio, cristiano, español y colonial: la cuatripartición como eje del análisis de los dibujos de Guaman Poma de Ayala.”

10:30 a.m. -12 m.: Mesa 4: Escritura y poesía en la Nueva coronica y buen gobierno.

  • Rubén Quiroz Ávila, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Historias sin escritura alguna: los quipus en la Nueva corónica y buen gobierno.”
  • Williams Nicks Ventura Vásquez, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Los poemas en quechua transcritos por Guamán Poma de Ayala.”
  • Gonzalo Espino Relucé, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Guaman Poma: la travesía sublevante de la palabra poética.”

Hora: 12 m. -1:00 p.m.: Conferencia magistral: Dr. Christian Fernández, Louisiana State University, Estados Unidos, “Autobiografía y representación andina en Nueva coronica y buen gobierno.

Hora: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Mesa 5: Enunciación y escenarios de la escritura en la Nueva coronica y buen gobierno

  • María Jesús Benites, Universidad Nacional de  Tucumán, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, “Escrituras de la resistencia: Titu Cusi Yupanqui y Guamán Poma de Ayala.”
  • Cynthia Campos Bendezú, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Yo soy todos y uno nuevo. La construcción del sujeto en la Nueva corónica y buen gobierno.
  • Dorian Espezúa Salmón, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “El lenguaraz Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala.”

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Mesa 6: Historiografía literaria, identidades y continuidades de la Nueva coronica y buen gobierno

  • Daniel Carrillo Jara, Universidad Científica del Sur – Centro de Estudios Culturales y Literarios, “Un inconcluso proceso de canonización: Guaman Poma de Ayala y las antologías generales de poesía peruana.
  • Juan Wilfredo Yufra, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, “Sujeto oscilante y realidad poliédrica en la Nueva corónica y buen gobierno, de Guaman Poma de Ayala.”
  • Mauro Mamani Macedo, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “La acreditada herencia de Guaman Poma de Ayala: Arguedas, Churata, Scorza.”

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Conferencia magistral: Dra. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Michigan State University, “De silencios, omisiones y “errores” en la obra de Guamán Poma de Ayala: …el conpañero de Colum a las yndias.”

VIERNES 17 DE OCTUBRE: Auditorio Alfredo Torero Fernández de Córdova 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Mesa: 7: Representaciones en conflicto y literalidades híbridas

  • Carlos A. Rossi Elgue, Universidad de Buenos Aires, “Representaciones en tensión: la posibilidad del orden en Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala.
  • Giane da Silva Mariano Lessa, Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana, “Guamán Poma de Ayala: literacidades híbridas en la formación de profesores indígenas en Brasil en el siglo XXI.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 m.: Mesa 8: Arbitrismo y universos andinos y amazónicos

  • Manuel Cornejo Chaparro, Centro Amazónico de Antropología y Aplicación  Práctica, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Son indios belicosos, indios de la montaña, comen carne humana. Representación del Antisuyo en la Nueva coronica y buen gobierno, de Guamán Poma de Ayala.”
  • Alejo Rojas Leiva, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, “El mundo Guamán Poma.”
  • José Gabriel Valdivia Álvarez, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, “Los sistemas ideológicos en la Nueva corónica y buen gobierno como discursos de poder en el siglo XVII, a partir de su descubrimiento en el siglo xx.”

12:00 m. -1:00 p.m.: Conferencia magistral: Dra. Yazmín López Lenci, Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana, “Espacialidades en movimiento. Apuntes sobre la Nueva corónica y buen gobierno.” 

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Mesa 9: Discurso migrante y representaciones incaicas y coloniales

  • Jhonny Jhoset Pacheco Quispe, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “«Camina el autor» en la Nueva corónica y buen gobierno. Actuación y desplazamiento del «Sujeto Migrante» en la obra de Guamán Poma.”
  • Lenin Lozano Guzmán, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “La injerencia de la elite huamanguina en las hordenansas incaicas: Guaman Poma y sus estrategias de inserción en el sistema colonial.”
  • Vanessa Vera Chaparro, Universidad Federico Villareal/ Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Notables daños e Historia de los incas: imágenes del incario y la colonia.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mesa 10: Representaciones icónicas y “extirpación de idolatrías”

  • Víctor Falcón Huayta, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Y mandó retratarse en dicho Mango Inga y a sus armas en una peña grandísima para que fuese memoria” (Guaman Poma de Ayala, 1615). Lo que nos dice la arqueología.”
  • José Antonio Chaupis Torres / W. J. Ricardo Aguilar Saavedra, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “Guamán Poma de Ayala y la “Extirpación de Idolatrías”
  • Roxana Lazo, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, “La organización visual y numérica en los dibujos de Guamán Poma de Ayala.”

6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Conferencia magistral: Dr. Carlos Huamán López, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,  “Escritura y oralidad en Guamán Poma.”

7:00 p.m. Clausura: Dr. Gonzalo Espino Relucé, Director de la Escuela Académico Profesional de Literatura.



Congreso Internacional Interdisciplinario “Guamán Poma de Ayala: las travesías culturales”

Sede: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Perú), Octubre 15-17, 2014



Uno de los cronistas más valiosos de Nuestra América es don Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala con su obra Primer nueva coronica y buen gobierno. En ella nos muestra la enorme riqueza sociocultural andina cuya vigencia perdura. Por ello se ha constituido en una de las obras más estudiadas en el ámbito académico; precisamente, la densidad sociocultural de su texto es la que convoca en forma permanente nuevos estudios. Por esta razón, dos universidades latinoamericanas se proponen debatir los aportes a los estudios sobre Guaman Poma de Ayala y valorar la vigencia de su obra. En tal sentido, la Escuela Académico-Profesional de Literatura de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos – UNMSM (Lima, Perú) y el Posgrado Interdisciplinario en Estudios Latinoamericanos PPG-IELA de la Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana – UNILA (Iguazú, Brasil) invitan a participar a los investigadores y especialistas en el Primer Congreso Internacional Interdisciplinario Guaman Poma de Ayala: las Travesías Culturales.

  1. Objetivos
  • Propiciar el diálogo interdisciplinario de investigadores especializados en la obra de Guaman Poma de Ayala.
  • Intercambiar experiencias entre los investigadores que abordan los diversos aspectos de la obra de Guaman Poma de Ayala.
  •  Establecer un balance de los estudios sobre la obra de Guaman Poma de Ayala.
  • Estimular la participación de investigadores y estudiosos en proyectos e investigaciones interdisciplinarias y transdisciplinarias a nivel internacional.afiche - sin flechitas
  1. Sedes y fechas: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos – UNMSM (Lima, Perú, 15 al 17 de octubre de 2014) y Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana – UNILA (Iguazú, Brasil; 30 al 31 de octubre de 2014)
  1. Ejes temáticos
  • Guaman Poma y el mundo andino
  • Las crónicas andinas y los estudios coloniales
  • Guaman Poma y los estudios culturales
  • Guaman Poma y la crítica literaria
  • La cosmovisión andina ~ La mitología indígena
  • Los conflictos lingüísticos ~ El discurso poscolonial ~ Epistemologías del Sur
  • La iconografía política ~ Mestizaje lingüístico: el español y el quechua
  • Primer nueva coronica y buen gobierno como autobiografía
  • El mesianismo andino en Primer nueva coronica y buen gobierno
  • El arte visual de Guaman Poma

Los estudios deben estar vinculados a la obra de Guaman Poma de Ayala, los mismos que deben ser producto de investigaciones originales; reflexiones o pesquisas que se hacen como parte del área de estudios o un área de reflexión disciplinar universitaria acreditada por sus respectivas instituciones o centro de investigaciones.

  1. Recepción de sumillas

Las sumillas se recibirán hasta el 31 julio de 2014. Deben incluir título, nombre, filiación académica y  contar con un máximo de 400 palabras. Enviarlas a la siguiente dirección electrónica: eaplit@unmsm.edu.pe. Portal: http://literatura.edu.pe/

  1. Comité académico
  • Dr. Carlos García Bedoya-Maguiña (UNMSM) (Presidente)
  • Dr. Carlos Huamán López (UNAM)
  • Dr. Gonzalo Espino Relucé (UNMSM)
  • Dr. Ladislao Landa Vásquez (UNMSM)
  • Dr. Martín Lienhard (Universität Zürich)
  • Dra. Mercedes López-Baralt (Universidad de Puerto Rico)
  • Dra. Rolena Adorno (Yale University)
  • Dra. Yazmín López Lenci (UNILA)
  1. Comisión organizadora
  • Dr. Mauro Mamani Macedo (UNMSM) (Presidente)
  • Mg. Dorian Espezúa Salmón (UNMSM)
  • Lic. Elías Rengifo de la Cruz (UNMSM)
  • Dra. Janice Theodoro (USP)
  • Lic. Javier Morales Mena (UNMSM)
  • Lic. Jorge Terán Morveli (UNMSM)
  • Dr. Jorge Valenzuela Garcés (UNMSM)
  • Lic. Manuel Larrú Salazar (UNMSM)
  • Lic. María Luisa Roel Mendizabal (UNMSM)
  • Mg. Richard Leonardo Loayza (UNMSM)
  • Dr. Santiago López Maguiña (UNMSM)