Oct 01 Dr Kate Quinn
DR. KATE QUINN
[National University of Ireland - Galway]
"Redundant Revolutionaries: representations of former revolutionaries in contemporary Chilean crime narrative"
Former revolutionaries are present as both minor and main characters in a number of Chilean crime novels from the 1990s. The presence of such characters allows for an exploration of the contrast between the ideals that inspired the young revolutionaries of the Allende era and the realities they now face in post-Dictatorship Chile. These novels chart the personal histories of such characters (their experiences of torture, exile, participation in revolutionary struggles elsewhere, subsequent political re-evaluation, and home-coming etc.), and through these personal histories also chart the evolution of the Left in Chile and Latin-America from the late sixties to the present day.
Friday, 19th of October, 2001
O'Rahilly Building, ORB 1.24
Followed by reception in ORB 1.51