THE BROKEN BORDER: MENDING THE CAMINO REAL – SEMINAR #1
The Enchantment Economy along the Camino Real
Dr. Manuel (MJR) Montoya, Associate Professor of Global Structures and International Management, University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management
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$15 CIR Members; $20 Non-members & Guests. Students and faculty attend for free.
Using the example of the “Latin American Boom,” Dr. Montoya will talk about the development of the magic realist tradition during the mid-20th century. He will demonstrate that New Mexico, specifically the formation of a literary and storytelling tradition along the Camino Real, participated in the popularization of this mode of storytelling. This helps add to the idea of New Mexico as an “enchantment economy,” a place where unresolved economic and social conditions led to the creation of parallel economic, social, and cultural narratives.
Dr. Manuel (MJR) Montoya is an Associate Professor of Global Structures and International Management at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. He was born and raised in Mora, New Mexico, and received his B.A. in English Literature and Economics from the University of New Mexico. He has Master’s degrees from Oxford University and NYU as a Truman Scholar and Rhodes Scholar. He received his Ph.D. at Emory University in Foreign Relations and Comparative Literature as a George Woodruff Scholar and a UNM Center for Regional Studies Fellow. His research interests mainly focus on a concept he refers to as “global legibility,” the process whereby humans conceptualize the planet and make it a meaningful part of their realities. This work incorporates ideas drawn from studies in Global Political Economy, Emerging Markets, Creative Economy, and Critical Management Studies.