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Research Group Latin America: Language, Literature, and Culture

Research Topics

The research projects of the group are defined by the specific research interests of its members, but are all characterized by high quality and impact.

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Ricoleta Library, the oldest library in Peru.

The group members’ research interests and areas of investigation include:

  • Conservatism and literature in Latin America (19th century)
  • Costumbrismo
  • Film and commercial branding
  • Customs, manners, and regional perspectives in Central American narratives
  • The place of women in Latin American society
  • Peruvian female entrepreneurs in the United States
  • Migration
  • Narrative and visual strategies in Latin American documentaries
  • Idiosyncrasies of the hard-boiled crime genre in the Southern Cone: space, language and attitudes
  • History, negotiated memory, and identity processes
  • Musical hybrids in 21st-century Lima
  • Language attitudes in the Spanish-speaking Antilles
  • Linguistic variation in Central America (Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama)
  • Salarrué's works