Lecture: 'Compound Discomfort, Episodic Puzzlement' by Kenneth Mills
March 1, 2018
UMass Amherst Campus
In this lecture, 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.
The talk is part of the Colonial Latin America Lecture Series and co-sponsored by the Spanish department at Amherst College; Latin American and Latino/a studies at Smith College; Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Department of History; Spanish and Portuguese Program; Comparative Literature Program.