“Costa Rica y Perú: La araña mágica Anancy” [Costa Rica and Peru: The Magical Spider Anancy] by Dr. Dolores Aponte Ramos (Spanish Department, School of General Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras).
The Institute of Caribbean Studies, of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture “Costa Rica y Perú: La araña mágica Anancy” [Costa Rica and Peru: The Magical Spider Anancy] by Dr. Dolores Aponte Ramos (Spanish Department, School of General Studies, UPR-Río Piedras). Dr. E. Dufrasne González (Dept of Humanities, School of General Studies, UPR-RP, will serve as commentator. The activity will be held on Thursday, October 28, from 1:00 to 3:00pm in Amphitheatre CRA 108 ( School of the Social Sciences, UPR-RP.
The Akan myth of Anansi [other variations include Annancy, Anancy, or even Aunt Nancy], which most of our readers will identify as prevalent in the Caribbean region or the southern United States, has crossed geographic boundaries and survived for centuries “recreated as a sign of identity, a force of resistance, a search for heritage, and a reconstruction of new expressive forms.” Dr. Aponte will focus on this myth in the context of the works of Quince Duncan in Costa Rica, Colombian oral tradition, and Afro-Peruvian music, while reflecting on the transformations of gender, representation, and the diverse manifestations of stories based on “the master of all the stories in the world and the keeper of all existing wisdom.”
Dr Humberto Garcia-Muñiz
Director, Inst of Caribbean Studies
Univ of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
PO Box 23361
San Juan, PR 00931
tel. 787-764-0000, x-4212, fax 787-764-3099 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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