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'Language as a Weapon' Nov. 14
Author Marguerite Feitlowitz will present “Generals, Admirals, Torturers and Other Philologists: Language as a Weapon in Argentina's 'Dirty War'” at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Shriver Center Heritage Room.
Feitlowitz, professor of literature at Bennington College, is author of A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture.
She spent nearly seven years interviewing survivors of the torture centers of Argentina's “dirty war” (1976-83); relatives of desaparecidos (“disappeared”); human rights experts and activists; peasants and labor leaders.
Her talk is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Center for American and World Cultures at 9-8309.
Date Published: 11/10/2005