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Creole Cultural Lecture Nov. 30

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The Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics will host lecturer Graciela Maglia at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 for “Palenque Introduction to Creole Literature and Culture.”

Palenquero is a unique Afro-Hispanic Creole language spoken by a black community in San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia. Its name is derived from Spanish palenque, a village formed by escaped slaves. Maglia’s lecture focuses on Palenque’s oral literature, a creolized expression of the colonial encounter.  

Maglia, a visiting associate researcher has published more than 30 articles and several books in the field of Caribbean studies, Afro-Creole studies, literary criticism, and semiotics.

The free lecture takes place in room 457 of McCarthy Hall.