Pablo Hernández Sau (UoM): "Mimesis at Spanish Louisiana. Colonial interaction in late eighteenth century Mississippi"
|Starts:||17:00 5 May 2021|
|Ends:||18:00 5 May 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Speaker:||Pablo Hernández Sau|
Part of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies research seminar.
This event will be via Zoom. Here is the link: https://zoom.us/j/94462492930
ABSTRACT: In 1763, Bourbon Spain incorporated the western basin of the Mississippi river to its imperial domains in the Americas. For four decades, Spanish officials imposed various colonial reforms over the former French colonial system. While doing so, they commensurated and emulated political practices from other empires and indigenous polities. Their memorias and relaciones (i.e. reports) stress the role of performing sameness and difference towards the French colonial regime, indigenous populations like the Comanche, and English enemies. This paper analyses the discourses and practices of Spanish royal officials, aiming to unveil the role of mimesis in the late eighteenth-century colonization of the Mississippi river.
Pablo Hernández Sau
Role: Research Associate
Organisation: The University of Manchester
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