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Ericka Beckman, Director of Graduate Studies at U of Pennsylvania Spanish Dept to visit ND

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Modern Epics: José María Arguedas, Realism, and the Story of Capitalism in Twentieth-Century Peru

A public lecture by Ericka Beckman
University of Pennsylvania

In this lecture Prof. Beckman explores how Latin American fiction produced sophisticated readings of the major economic transformations of the twentieth century, especially the wide-scale transition from peasant-agrarian to urban societies.Focusing on the massively influential Peruvian anthropologist and novelist José María Arguedas, she approaches his realist fictional works as what the philosopher György Lukács called ‘modern epics’.  These are narratives that attempted to tell the story of deepening, though always highly uneven and contradictory, processes of indigenous dispossession and proletarianization across the twentieth century.  What does it mean to rethink this narrative history today, and what can it tell us about contemporary social conditions in Latin America?…

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Luis Bravo defended with great praise from his doctoral committee

Author: Maurcia Marschke

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Luis Bravo defended with great praise from his doctoral committee (Profs. Olivera-Williams, director, ROLL, Heller, ROLL, Pensado, History, and Kuhnheim, Brown U) his dissertation is entitled “Poéticas de la liberación: Ibero Gutiérrez y los 60 globales.” He has completed his Ph.D. program in Spanish within two years.

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Miseres and Uparella awarded Faber Residential Fellowships in Barcelona

Author: Linda Rule

Congratulations to Vanesa Miseres (Assistant Professor of Spanish) and Paola Uparella (PhD student in Spanish) who have each been awarded a Faber Residential Fellowship in Barcelona for the coming fall semester.   Faber is an interdisciplinary residency bringing together scholars working on a common topic from a range of perspectives.  Prof. Miseres and Ms. Uparella were selected to the section Feminisms: Women in STEM for their respective research projects bringing together literary and scientific discourse.

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