POSTPONED: Arts and Science Workshop Series: Dance for Me when I Die: cuerpo y performance en la crónica de América Latina.

Date: 

Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Cristián Alarcón, Chilean writer and journalist

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature

¿Qué sentidos construye un narrador que somete su propio cuerpo a la experiencia etnográfica? A partir de esta pregunta en torno a la investigación y escritura de este libro, recientemente editado por Duke University Press, el autor hará un recorrido por las huellas de la performance en la literatura de no ficción latinoamericana hasta sus propias experimentaciones más recientes en lo que llama “periodismo performático¨, un cruce de los registros de  lo real y el arte.  

Cristian Alarcón is a Chilean journalist and writer who since 2012 has run the Universidad Nacional de General San Martín’s digital magazine Anfibia. He organizes writing workshops for journalists in Buenos Aires and in other cities across Latin America. He is an instructor at the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano and both professor in the school of Journalism and Communication Studies and director of the Cultural Journalism graduate department at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. He is founder and director of Cosecha Roja, a network of Latin American investigative reporters. Previously he wrote for the newspapers Página 12 and Crítica and the magazines TXT and Debate.  Alarcón was a visiting professor of LLILAS at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 and at the University of Lille, France. His book Cuando me muera quiero que toquen cumbia won the Samuel Chavkin award for Integrity in Latin American Journalism and he received the Konex Award in 2014. 

* This workshop will be held in Spanish