Jaime Peschiera

The Eye that Cries: How might autoethnography investigate aphasia in Peru’s post-colonial memory debate?

London College of Communication

The term ‘aphasia’ has taken on ‘culturo-temporal’ (Hanchard, 2001; Liu, 2009) and ‘colonial’ meanings (Stoler, 2011), beyond the purely medical, which question the limits of language, both in the emitter and the receiver, when confronted with atrocity. This film-practice thesis uses autoethnography (Denzin, 2014) to investigate personal and cultural 'aphasia', a breakdown of modalities of communication, within my family and in the post-colonial history of Peru.


Dr Brad Butler

Professor William Raban