Reading by Camilla Townsend


Monday, December 9, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Camilla Townsend


Author of Malintzin’s Choices: An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico, Townsend will discuss her 2006 book about the indigenous woman who translated Camilla Townsend received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and PhD from Rutgers University where she is Professor of History. She is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow. In getting to know the trials and intricacies with which Malintzin’s life was laced, we gain new respect for her steely courage, as well as for the bravery and quick thinking demonstrated by many other Native Americans in the earliest period of contact with Europeans. Drawing on Spanish and Aztec language sources, she breathes new life into an old tale, and offers insights into the major issues of conquest and colonization, including technology and violence, resistance and accommodation, gender and power.for Hernando Cortez.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Times: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: College Events
Presenter Phone: (914) 395-2412

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