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Grand Valley State University

Lecture "Don Quixote, Batman and El Chapulín Colorado"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus


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.

Carlos Aguasaco (Bogotá, 1975), assistant professor of Latin American Cultural Studies & Spanish at the City College of The City University of New York Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, will discuss such topics as merit, work, private property and gender in Latin America - with a contrastive perspective amidst the analysis.

Sponsored by GVSU Latin American Studies, Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies and Modern Languages and Literatures. For more information contact Zulema Moret, Latin American Studies coordinator, at 616-331-2286, or