Professor Mariano Siskind (Harvard University) to give lecture on Mondernismo
The Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature invite you to a lecture by Professor Mariano Siskind (Harvard University) titled “World War I as a Latin American event: Modernismo and the question of cosmopolitan distance.” The lecture will take place on Monday, February 2, 2015, 4:00pm in Taper Hall of Humanities (THH) 113 at USC.
Mariano Siskind is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He teaches 19th and 20th century Latin American Literature with emphasis on its world literary relations, as well as the production of cosmopolitan discourses and processes of aesthetic globalization. He is the author of Cosmopolitan Desires. Global Modernity and World Literature in Latin America (Northwestern UP, 2014) and editor of Homi Bhabha's Nuevas minorías, nuevos derechos. Notas sobre cosmopolitimos vernáculos (2013) and Poéticas de la distancia. Adentro y afuera de la literatura argentina (Norma, 2006) (together with Sylvia Molloy). He is finishing a new monograph, World War Writing and the question of global distance. Latin American literature in the Great War (Routledge, forthcoming in 2016).