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Books, Markets and Agents: Materialities of Latin American Literature

Friday, April 23 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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ZOOM Lecture series on Literature as Commodity
Sponsored by LASP, Revista de Estudios Hispónicos and RLL

The material conditions that are influencing contemporary Latin American literary writing are crucial to understanding what Latin American authors write today and how their works are edited, traveled, and can be read. Like all material artifacts, contemporary books do not reach their readers or audiences in a kind of magical isolation, but through a dense and extremely complex system of networks of production, circulation and reception at the national, regional and international levels. Since the publication of Ángel Rama's founding essay "El boom en perspective" (1984), Latin American cultural and literary criticism has been emphasizing its commitment to the analysis of material conditions and the study of different forms of production, circulation and communication. reception of works, expanding the space of our field far beyond the traditional literary interpretation of texts. This talk draws on recent work within the area, to propose a comprehensive account of the dense and diverse material conditions through which Latin American writing is being produced, transmitted, and read in the first decades of the new century. 

Zoom lecture link: https://wustl.zoom.us/j/99017534953?pwd=MHp0a29LeWRvTjR4OEZnU0I0SWlkdz09

For more information, contact Prof. Mabel Moraña 


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Prof. Gustavo Guerrero, CY Cergy Paris Université e Instituto de Estudios Políticos de Saint Germain-en-Laye
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