In this lecture apart of the Colonial Latin America Lecture Series, Kenneth Mills will draw from a book he is writing about on the transatlantic journey of a Castilian Hieronymite alms-gatherer and image-maker named Diego de Ocaña (ca. 1570-1608). The lecture will focus upon Ocaña's fragmentarily reported and partly invented episodes, with particular attention to the portrayal of culturally composite people, places and phenomena. Discussion will follow the lecture.
Kenneth Mills (D. Phil. Oxon 1992) is J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has taught at Oxford, Liverpool, Princeton and Toronto.
Spanish Department, Amherst College; Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Smith College;
UMass: CLACLS; Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Department of History; Spanish and Portuguese Program; Comparative Literature Program