Thursday, November 3, 2016, 3:30pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)
The talk interrogates Marx's notion of commodity fetishism from the vantage point of new materialisms. Complicating the notion that counternarrative may reveal the social relations behind the fascination toward commodities, Hoyos draws from fiction writers like Fernando Vallejo and Margo Glantz to characterize a mode of storytelling he calls "hyperfetishism". Hyperfetishism exacerbates social tension, seeking to disturb our relationship with the object, rather than to demystify it. The advantage of this mode is manifold, for it affirms the reality of fetishism and recognizes its connection to material properties, instead of searching for a supposedly hidden truth. From the softness of shoes to the glow of faux gold, from unfashionable toilets to crumbling houses, Hoyos shows how contemporary Latin American fiction theorizes globalization's emerging material paradigms.
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Chantal Esquivias, associate instructor for Second Language Teaching and Research Center and Ryan Wells teach Spanish for dual immersion students at Taylorsville High School.
Summer Spanish Language Teacher Workshop Monday, July 18 2016 through Thursday, July 21 2016 LNCO 1930, University of Utah 9:00AM-3:30PM The Spanish workshop is sponsored by the World Languages and Cultures and L2TReC. USOE and University of Utah credit is available, please email Catherine Scott for more information.
Tuesday, July 26 2016 through Friday, July 29 2016 LNCO 1945, University of Utah 9:00AM-3:30PM The French workshop is sponsored by L2TReC. USOE and University of Utah credit is available, please email Catherine Scott for more information