Indigeneity and Politics: A Guest Lecture by Dr. Dolores Tierney – May 4

Indigeneity and Politics: A Guest Lecture by Dr. Dolores Tierney
Sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies

Online Event: Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Contact Dr. Samanta Ordóñez (ordones@wfu.edu) for Zoom Link

Title: Indigeneity and Politics: Revolutionary themes in Y tu mamá también and Roma

Description: This talk will explore Y tu mamá también (2001) and Roma (2018) as films which reflect on and criticize the institutional revolution as a political project in Mexico in the twentieth century.  Dr. Tierney unpacks representations of class and indigeneity central to the cultural politics of this project, showing how both films respond to the state’s institutionalized discourses and imagery.

Dolores Tierney is senior lecturer in film at the University of Sussex. She has published widely on Latin American and Latinx film and media in multiple anthologies and journals, including; Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinema; Film, Fashion & ConsumptionScreen; and Quarterly Review of Film and Video. She is the author of Emilio Fernandez (Manchester University Press, 2007) and New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas (Edinburgh University Press, 2018) and the co-editor with Victoria Ruétalo of Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas and Latin America (Routledge,2009), and with Deborah Shaw and Anne Davies of The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro (Palgrave, 2014).