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Christopher Gascón

Christopher Gascón

Christopher Gascón, Modern Languages Department, presented a paper at the annual conference of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater (AHCT), held March 3-6 in El Paso, Texas. The paper, “Directors Explore Contemporary Cultural Trauma through Lope’s Fuenteovejuna and El caballero de Olmedo,” considers two recent productions of Spanish Golden Age plays in the light of sociological theories of cultural trauma. The contemporary traumas addressed in the plays are related to immigration in the U.S. and the exhuming of Spanish Civil War victims buried in mass graves.