Telenovelas: Latin Soaps and Social Change

Date: 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Thompson Room Barker Center 12 Quincy St. Cambridge MA
The Latin soap operas known as telenovelas might evoke images of passionate kisses and poor peasant girls who discover they are really heiresses. June Carolyn Erlick will read from her latest book Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context and will discuss how telenovelas—including the last hybrid programs like "Jane the Virgin"—are also instruments for social change. The program will be followed by a reception and book signing. June Carolyn Erlick is the editor-in-chief of ReVista the Harvard Review of Latin America at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and a journalism instructor as well as journalism capstone and internship advisor at Harvard Extension and Summer Schools. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Extension School Writing Program the Harvard Extension School Master's Degree in Journalism Program and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.