Today we are speaking to Bolivian educator and literature lover Milton Villarroel.
Like many other Latin American countries, Bolivia was colonised by the Spanish. Interestingly, the two sides of the country had quite different colonial experiences.
In this episode Milton has introduced a couple of new titles and a couple of scholars who are working in the field of what I refer to as semiotics and cultural signifiers. I am certainly going to be following those up.
*** I know we haven’t got a super handle on the recording thing yet. There are variations in some bits, but it is still understandable and we will get better.
On the transcript page you will find a list of texts, people and vocabulary with links to more information.
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We Teach Well co-founders Carolyn and Judy introduce the World Lit podcast and their reasons for creating it.
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