"Don Quixote, Batman and El Chapulín Colorado" - Prof. Carlos Aguasaco, PhD
Wednesday, Sept 25, 6:00 - 8:00pm, Cook DeWitt Auditorium
This lecture brings to light the conceptual connections between the literature of the so called
Spanish Golden Age, the advent of modernity, and the development of national identities in Mexico and the United States. El Chapulín Colorado (The Red Grasshopper) is Mexico´s prime superhero. This TV character was developed, in the 1970s, as both a critique/parody of his main stream American counterparts (Batman, Superman, etc.) and as the Mexican/Latin American contribution to the “League of Justice.”
Dr. Carlos Aguasaco (Bogotá, 1975) is an Assistant professor of Latin American Cultural Studies &Spanish at the City College of The City University of New York Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.
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