Under the overall editorship of Milla Cozart Riggio (Trinity College), Paolo Vignolo (National University of Colombia-Bogotá) and Angela Marino (University of California-Berkeley) the book will include essays on the Blue Devils in Trinidad carnival, the Bolivian mining devils in Oruro, the carnival devils of Riosucio, Colombia, the Diablos Danzantes of Venezuela, the Cachúas of the Dominican Republic, and the Puerto Rican vejigantes of Loiza to name a few. In addition, we will represent the cultural and geographical range and reach of festive devil performances by linking, for example, the transnational practices of the Peruvian devil dances in Seattle. We also examine burning effigy rituals of Nevada known as Burning Man, and other fiestas and dance hall cuentos from New Mexico in the U.S. Southwest alongside various depictions of festive devils in contemporary political satire, cartoons and comics throughout the Americas.
Milla Cozart Riggio
Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui
Angela Marino Segura
The web project makes visual materials, interviews, essays, music, and other resources available for further research and teaching materials on popular cultures of the Americas as a complement to the print edition of the book.
Small grants are available to continue work on festive devils of the Americas for this web site. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.