Poetry, Politics and Mapuche Feminism: Readings and Dialogues with Daniela Catrileo

Participants : 
  • Daniela Catrileo, writer and performer
Event Date: 
November 1, 2019
Event Time: 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Modern Languages Building, RLL Commons (4th Floor)
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The mapuche poet and feminist activist Daniela Catrileo will lead a workshop about mapuche poetry, with the reading of selected poems and the display of performances that exhibit the political tensions in the context of violence and displacement of mapuche people living in urban areas of what we call today Chile. The conversation will be in Spanish with translations into English.

Daniela Catrileo (b. Santigo de Chile) is a writer and performer. She studied Philosophy and Pedagogy at the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación and Gender and Women’s studies at the Universidad de Chile. She is part of the feminist Mapuche collective Rangiñtulewfü. She has published several poetry books such as La Guerra Florida (2018), El territorio del viaje (2017), and Río Herido (2016) as well as many articles and essays in both Chilean and Argentine magazines and newspapers. Fragments of her last poetic work, La Guerra Florida, were recently translated into English.

Co-Sponsored by: IRWG, Comparative Literature, Women's Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, American Culture, Anthropology, English Language and Literature, Latina/o Studies, Native American Studies