The Obsidian Mirror: Literature and Archaeology in Mexico


Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:00pm



Mexican authors Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, José Emilio Pacheco, Salvador Novo, Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, and Rosario Castellanos, among others, have sought to use language to explore and recover the links between Mexico’s Indigenous peoples and its contemporary society. Focusing on Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past, Juan Villoro will explore the intimate and evocative relationships among literature, archaeology, and culture.

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series

This lecture series was created with the generosity of José Antonio Alonso Espinosa to honor the world-renowned Mexican archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma. Juan Villoro's talk is the fourth in the series by major Mexican scholars including Matos Moctezuma, Alfredo López Austin, Javier Garciadiego and Diana Magaloni. This series marks the first time in Harvard's history that a Mexican has been honored in this fashion.

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