Event Title

Mexican Masks: Identity and Performativity in "La Muerte de Artemio Cruz" by Carlos Fuentes

Location

Grissom Hall, Room 126

Start Date

5-3-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

5-3-2016 9:30 AM

Description

In "La Muerte de Artemio Cruz" fractured narrative voices ponder on the post-revolutionary national identity of Mexico. The metaphor of masks is prevalent, as the characters wear masks to perform national ideals. Implicitly and explicitly, the characters' masks assemble the constructions of national identity, like pieces of a cubist puzzle.

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Mar 5th, 9:00 AM Mar 5th, 9:30 AM

Mexican Masks: Identity and Performativity in "La Muerte de Artemio Cruz" by Carlos Fuentes

Grissom Hall, Room 126

In "La Muerte de Artemio Cruz" fractured narrative voices ponder on the post-revolutionary national identity of Mexico. The metaphor of masks is prevalent, as the characters wear masks to perform national ideals. Implicitly and explicitly, the characters' masks assemble the constructions of national identity, like pieces of a cubist puzzle.