Telenovelas: Latin Soaps and Social Change


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


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.

telenovelas_coverJune 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.