Fridays@One - Dr. Terri Gordon-Zolov: Is There Truth in Fiction? Torture, Terror, and Testimony in Post-Pinochet Chile

Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College, Wollman Hall 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003

In the wake of the 17-year old Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, a culture of testimonial has taken root. This talk considers the ways in which fiction constitutes a form of witnessing in post-Pinochet Chile.

Professor Terri Gordon-Zolov, assistant professor of Comparative Literature, The New School for Public Engagement, focuses on Ariel Dorfman’s widely-read and performed play, Death and the Maiden (1990) and Carlos Cerda’s An Empty House (1998), a contemporary Chilean novel that revolves around a “house of torture.”

Throughout the school year, the Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP) presents lectures on timely topics for their members, The New School community, and the general public.

Fridays @ One is supported in part by the Estelle Tolkin Memorial Fund.

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