Fernando Purcell

Fernando Purcell, “An Irresistible Commodity: American Cinema and its Impact in Chile”

January 25, 2017
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

Diamond Lake Room
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
1222 E. 13th Ave.

“An Irresistible Commodity: American Cinema and its Impact in Chile”

A Presentation by Dr. Fernando Purcell
Associate Professor at the Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

This presentation will discuss the eruption of American cinema in Chile during the first half of the twentieth century–with its larger implications for the role of US films in cultural imperialism in Latin America. Hollywood cinema became an irresistible commodity that all Chileans valued regardless of their social position. Its social and cultural impacts were enormous and turned the United States into a new paradigm of modernity. For Chileans, the consumption of movies, fashions, and manufactured products from the United States provided a way to participate in this “American-style” modernity. But Chileans played a crucial role in these processes, influencing Hollywood’s star system and shaping, with their own preferences and rules of censorship, what was acceptable and desirable in Chile. › Continue reading

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“Energy, Water, and Hydrosocial Imaginaries in South America,” Global Oregon Faculty Collaboration Fund Lecture Series

February 24, 2016
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Fernando_Mark_LectureLillis Hall
Room 175
955 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

A public lecture by Fernando Purcell, Department of History, Pontificia Universidad Católica and Mark Carey, Honors College, University of Oregon

This presentation seeks to understand hydropower in South America in fresh ways—not only historically to provide much needed context for current discussions, but also culturally, to grapple with discursive, ideological, and ethical aspects of hydropower development amidst climate change and water struggles.

For more info, please call 541-346-1521.

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