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Book Talk: Ignacio Infante

Thursday, February 22 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Olin Library, Ginkgo Reading Room
Olin Library, Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO

In this book presentation, Ignacio Infante, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish, will discuss his latest scholarly monograph, A Planetary Avant-Garde. This book explores how experimental poetics and literature networks have aesthetically and politically responded to the legacy of Iberian colonialism across the world, with a focus on avant-garde responses to Spanish and Portuguese imperialism across Europe, Latin America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia between 1909 and 1929. Infante will be joined in conversation by Sarah María Medina, Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature. 

Free and open to all, registration requested.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society, Campus & Community



Comparative Literature, Romance Languages and Literatures, University Libraries
Event Contact

Walter Schlect | wschlect@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Ignacio Infante is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish, and Co-Director of the Center for the Literary Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of After Translation: The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics across the Atlantic (Fordham University Press, 2013), and more recently, A Planetary Avant-Garde: Experimental Literature Networks and the Legacy of Iberian Colonialism (University of Toronto Press, 2023). 

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