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Name: Carlos Lopez
Title: Professor
Office: Modern Languages/COLA
Phone: 304-696-2749
Email: lopez@marshall.edu
Expert:
 
Achievements

Research Based:
 
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Academic Director of the website The Popol Wuj and Mayan Cultures Archives/Archivos del Popol Wuj y las Culturas Mayas in: http://MayanArchives-PopolWuj.osu.edu/. Editor Board Director of the academic journal: Mayan Studies Journal / Revista de Estudios Mayas, included in this site. Columbus, Ohio, Department of Spanish and Portuguese of The Ohio State University. August 2009.
 
 
Book:
* Academic Director of the online edition of Francisco Ximénez manuscript Empiezan las historias del origen de los indios de esta provincia de Guatemala traduzido de la lengua quiché en la castellana para más comodidad de los ministros de el Sto Evangelio. (Popol Wuj). Includes Prólogo and Escolios. Manuscript, AYER MS 1515 (Newberry library); Digital online edition: http://library.osu.edu/sites/popolwuj/. Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio State University Libraries / Chicago, Illinois, The Newberry Library. December 2007.

* Complete paleographic transcription (K’iche’ and Spanish sections) of Francisco Ximénez’s manuscript Empiezan las historias del origen de los indios de esta provincia de Guatemala, or Popol Wuj (or Vuh). Published in the facsimile online edition; http://library.osu.edu/sites/popolwuj/. December 2007.

* Casebook. Digital copy of pictures from the Historia de la Provincia de Chipas y Guatemala, by Fr. Francisco Ximénez, showing the calligraphy and watermarks of the paper. A copy of this record was donated at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, on May 2001.

* Casebook. Digital copy of pictures from the Libro de Casamientos (Book of Marriages) located in Chichicastenango, El Quiché, Guatemala, with the record of marriages of Fr. Francisco Ximénez from 1701 to 1703, showing the calligraphy and watermarks of the paper. This document proves that the Ayer MS 1515 housed in the Newberry Library is the original handwritten manuscript of Father Ximénez, and the oldest version of the Popol Wuj. A copy of this record was donated to the Newberry Library on December 2003, and another copy was donated to the Drinko Library, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, on October 2003.

* Los Popol Wuj y sus epistemologías. Las diferencias, el conocimiento y los ciclos del infinito. [The Popol Wujs and Their Epistemologies. The differences, Knowledge and the Cycles of the Infinite]. Quito: Editorial Abya-Ayala, 1999.

* Popol Vuh: Mito y Pensamiento Quiché. [The Popol Vuh: Quiché Myth and Thought]. Unpublished ms. 1990.
 
 
Presentations:
1. “Purpose and Cultural-Linguistic implications of the Project”, in the panel: El Popol Wuj y el Q’anjob’al Online, at the First Biennial Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STILLA 2008), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. August 14, 2008.

2. “Decolonizing texts and knowledge through online sites”, at Ohio Latin Americanist Conference, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. March 1st, 2008.

3. “Arqueología y exégesis del repositorio colonial: sus límites dentro de la descolonización” XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Montreal, Canada, September 5, 2007.

4. “Fronteras epistemológicas y colonización”, at the Six Annual Ohio Latinamericanist Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. April 14, 2007.

5. “The concept of Time in the Mayan Pre-K’ichean culture”, the Latin American Literatures and Cultures Colloquium, Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. December 1, 2006.

6. “Why to put the Popol Wuj manuscript online?” XVII International Symposium Latin American Indian Literatures Association (LAILA). The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, May 13, 2006.

7. “Tortura, ética y globalización en uruguay. La textualización post dictatorial” [Torture, Ethics and Globalization in Uruguay. The post-dictatorial textuality]. XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 17, 2006.

8. “Denominations, Limits and Horizons of the Theoretical Frameworks in Post-colonial Theory”. XXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Dallas, Texas, March 27-29, 2003.

9. “Knowledge under pressure: the Latin American Reality”; at the Second Annual Ohio Latinamericanist Conference, in The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, on February 28th, 2003.

10. “The ‘pre’ in the Post-colonial: The Popol Wuj Traces”; at the First Annual Ohio Latinamericanist Conference, in The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, on April 20th, 2002.

11. “Identidades en tensión” [Identities in tension]. XXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Washington DC, September 6-8, 2001.

12. “Post-colonizción y pre-colonización en el Rio de la Plata: narraciones del dilema” [Post-colonial and Pre-colonial situations in the Rio de la Plata: Narratives of the Dilema] Pre-conference of LASA’s section on “Southern Cone”, XXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Washington DC, September 6-8, 2001

13. “Discursos latinoamericanos en transformación. Apuntes sobre el dilema de la diferencia” [Latin American Discourses in Transformation. Notes on the Dilemma of Difference]; 50ICA (International Congress of Americanists), Warsaw, Poland, July 2000.

14. “Maximón: colonia y ‘global-market’.” (“Maximón: Colony and ‘Global-Market’”). XXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Miami, March 2000.

15. “La Postmodernidad y las nuevas agendas”. [Postmodernity and its New Agendas] XXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Chicago, September 24-26, 1998.

16. “Los Olímpicos en exilio” [The Olympians in Exile] 51st Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, April 16-18, 1998

17. “Mitos y mitografías. El romanticismo, la postmodernidad y lo latino” [Myths and Mithography. Romanticism, Post-modernity and the Latino Culture] Hispanics; Cultural Locations conference, at University of San Francisco, October 10-12, 1997.

18. “Cuerpo y epistemologías: los mitos y las culturas” [Body and Epistemologies: Myths and Cultures] XX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Guadalajara, Mexico, June 17-19, 1997.

19. "Tojil, Unity and "Origin": Ideological Forms and Power". ALILA/LAILA, at Quinnipiac, Connecticut, 31 May - 2 June 1996.

20. Respondent at the lecture of Mabel Moraa: "Narrativas protocoloniales: el discurso de los libertadores". Colloquium: National Subjects and Discourses in Latin America's Nineteenth-Century, The Ohio State University April 19-20, 1996.

21. "Lo mestizo, algo más que heterogeneidades. El Baile de la Conquista y sus desafíos". [The mestizo: Something More than Meterogeneity. El Baile de la Conquista and its Chalanges.] Encuentro Cultural El nacimiento de dos natauralezas: Lo criollo y lo mestizo en Latinoamérica. Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán; Mérida, Mexico. March 28-29 1996.

22. "Facundo o el dilema de cómo entrar en la Historia". [Facundo or the Dilemma to Enter to History] XIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Washington, D.C. September 28-30, 1995.

23. "Paradigma y ruptura: los Héroes Gemelos y la epistemología maya-quiché en el Popol Vuh." [Paradigm and Rupture: The Twins Heroes and the Mayan-Quiché Epistemology in the Popol Vuh] XII Simposio Internacional, Asociación de Literaturas Indígenas de Latinoamérica - ALILA/LAILA. UNAM, Mexico, June 19-23, 1995.
24. "Re-construcción mitológica o la hermenéutica del `in-sujeto'" [The Mythological Re-Construction or the Hermeneutic of the ‘In-Subject’] The Fourteenth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages. Cincinnati, May 12-14, 1994.
 
 
Publications:
* “Editorial Note/Nota Editorial”; in The Mayan Studies Journal/ Revista de studios mayas. As Editor of the journal. In the Website: The Popol Wuj and Mayan Cultures Archives/Archivos del Popol Wuj y las Culturas Mayas (http://MayanArchives-PopolWuj.osu.edu/). Vol. 1, Number 1, March 2009.

* “Nuevos aportes para de la autenticidad del Popol Wuj”. Revista Iberoamericana, Vol. LXXV, Num. 226, Enero-Marzo 2009 (125-151).

* “Nuevos aportes para de la autenticidad del Popol Wuj”. Revista Iberoamericana, Vol. LXXV, Num. 226, Enero-Marzo 2009 (125-151).

“The Popol Wuj: Repositioning and Survival of Mayan Culture”; Chapter book, contribution to A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture, Sara Castro-Klaren, editor. Blackwell Publishing, England, publisher. 2008 (68-85).

* “The Popol Wuj in Ayer MS 1515 is a holograph by Father Ximénez”, in Latin American Indian Journal. Vol. 23, No.2, Fall 2007 (112-141).
 

Awards:
 

2000 - Recipient of the Award to the best Literary Essay written by an Uruguayan author and published in 1999. Ministerio de Educación y Cultura del Uruguay (Secretary of State of Culture and Education of Uruguay).
 

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