Luis Cárcamo-Huechante (NHC Fellow, 2013–14)

Project Title

The Sounds of an Indigenous Nation: Sonic Poetics and Politics in Contemporary Mapuche Culture in Chile

The University of Texas at Austin

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2013–14

Luis Cárcamo-Huechante worked on his book The Sounds of an Indigenous Nation: Sonic Poetics and Politics in Contemporary Mapuche Culture in Chile. He revised “Indigenous Interference: Mapuche Use of Radio in Times of Acoustic Colonialism” for Latin American Research Review (2013) and “Las trizaduras del canto mapuche: Lenguaje, territorio y colonialismo acústico en la poesía de Leonel Lienlaf” for Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana (2014). In addition, he wrote “Mapuche Historians Write and Talk Back: The Background and Role of ¡…Escucha, winka…! Cuatro ensayos sobre Historia Nacional Mapuche y un epílogo sobre el futuro (2006)” for E-misférica (2014), and “Ficciones de circulación y domicilio” for Insula (2014).