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Research Seminar in Latin American Studies

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Arts One 2.26

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Queen Mary University of London

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Dr. Michela Craveri will give a talk entitled: "Lengua sagrada para definir el mundo: sistemas de significación de la cultura maya"

Dr Craveri, a Visiting Research Fellow at QMUL since 1st Sept. 2017 (and Senior Lecturer in Latin American Language and Literatures a the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy) is a leading expert on the Maya K'iche language and culture of Central America, with particular interest in Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize. She is currently conducting pioneering interdisciplinary research (anthropology, language, literature, and religion) in relation to Latin American indigenous communities. She is currently studying the Mayan communities of Belize under Spanish and British colonial rule and Mayan literature.

Dr Craveri is the author of the following books: 1) Popol Vuh. Herramientas para una lectura crítica del texto k’iche’. Traducción al español, notas gramaticales y vocabulario (Mexico City: UNAM, 2013); 2) Contadores de historias, arquitectos del cosmos: el simbolismo del Popol Vuh como estructuración de un mundo (Mexico City: UNAM, 2012); 3) El lenguaje del mito: voces, formas y estructura del Popol Vuh (Mexico City: UNAM, 2012); 4) Voci e canti della civiltà maya (Milan & Bologna: Jaca Book/Clueb, 2006); 5) El arte verbal k’iche’. La función poética de los textos rituales mayas contemporáneos (Mexico City: Praxis, 2004); 6) Rabinal Achí. Una lettura critica (Rome: Bulzoni, 1998); 7) Popol Vuh, ed. (Milan: Bompiani, 1998). Dr Craveri has also authored over 60 research articles on Central American topics.

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