Speaker: Mónica Szumuk, National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET)
Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature
In her book The Intimacies of Four Continents, Lisa Lowe warns against scholarly readings of traumatic pasts that move immediately to recovery and recuperation, and proposes instead a pause to reflect on what it means to supplement forgetting with new narratives. In this seminar, I present a model of pausing over instances of Argentina´s recent traumatic...
Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Juan Villoro (b. 1956, Mexico City) is a prize-winning author, playwright, journalist, and screenwriter whose work addresses an impressive array of topics with insight, dark humor, and irony: canonical Mexican literature; the Zapatista insurrection in Chiapas; the legacy of Mexico’s Cristero War; the intersections of popular television and fiction genres; and the social and cultural...
This symposium will bring together a new generation of Assistant and early Associate professors whose original research is expanding and reimagining the critical tradition on the Latin American nineteenth century.
Organized by the Romance Languages and Literatures Department