Never before has the storytelling panorama in Spanish-speaking countries been so active and connected to their particular audiences. Since the 1980s, national and international storytelling movements in Latin America and Spain have been growing and gaining in cultural and artistic importance. Indigenous tales are now present in big cities, and the ethics and new context of these tales are evaluated. This article explores some aspects about the live performance, persuasive power, beauty of metaphors, and ethics in the Latin American storytelling movement. This article was the keynote address at the Modern Language Graduate Forum at Wayne State University in spring 2006 on the topic “Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the Power of Language and Literature: Values and Ethics for a New Age.” The article concludes with a transcript of the discussion that took place after the address.
Riascos, Jaime. "Ancient and Indigenous Stories: Their Ethics and Power Reflected in Latin American Storytelling Movements." Marvels & Tales 21.2 (2007). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol21/iss2/5>.