May 20th, 2021 (15:00 – 16:30 Boston | 14:00 – 15:30 Lima | 21:00 – 22:30 Madrid)
To commemorate the bicentennial of the Independence of Peru, the General Consulate of Peru in Boston and the Observatorio Instituto Cervantes at Harvard present this event on the influence and development of the Spanish language in Peru as well as the fusion of Andean cultures’ cosmovision and the Western world after the Spaniards' arrival in the country. Experts V. Gil Amate, J. A. Mazzotti, and L. Andrade Ciudad will share their research: respectively, “The Interpretation of Peruvian Antiquity in Pedro Cieza de León’s Chronicles,” “The Inca Garcilaso de la Vega: Coexistence between Andean Cosmovision and the Western World,” and “Andean Notions and the Development of the Spanish Language in Peru.”
Virginia Gil Amate, senior lecturer at the Departament of Spanish Philology of Universidad de Oviedo and researcher at the Instituto Feijoo de Estudios del Siglo XVIII, has a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature, and her research and teaching specialization is in Latin American Literature.José A. Mazzotti, full professor of Latin American Literature at Tufts University (Boston), holds the “Cátedra Rey Felipe VI de España de Cultura y Civilización Española”. Author of numerous books and editions of volumes on Inca Garcilaso, creole cultures, Amazonian languages, and contemporary poetry, he is the president of the Asociación Internacional de Peruanistas, and director of the Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. Luis Andrade Ciudad, associate professor in the Departament of Humanities at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, has a Ph.D. in Linguistics with a focus on Andean Studies from the same university, and he researches Andean linguistics, theory of linguistic contact, and historical sociolinguistics.