september, 2020

01sep5:00 pmVirtual EventVirtually Speaking: Magical Realism & Crossing Borders

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What Does Magical Realism Teach Us About Crossing Borders? In this edition of Virtually Speaking, Alberto Quintero discusses Magical Realism’s contributions to the current challenges of crossing and transgressing borders, whether these are ontological, political, or geographical, focusing mainly on literary texts and artworks by Latin American and U.S. Latino writers and artists. Join us on Facebook at 5:00pm for the Live Watch Party.

Alberto Quintero is a Ph.D. candidate in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University.  His research interests lie mainly in the areas of contemporary Latin American literature and queer theory. His research focuses primarily on the cultural and political implications of Latin American literary and critical texts, especially those associated with the outlook often named Neobaroque. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Literalia, a digital publishing and translation platform connecting Mexican authors with readers across the world. He co-edited with celebrated Mexican novelist, poet, and playwright Carmen Boullosa Let’s Talk About Your Wall: Mexican Writers Respond to the Immigration Crisis, forthcoming in October 2020 and published by The New Press.From 2014 to 2016, he was a member of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program at The New School in New York City, and he is currently an EDGE Fellow at Stanford University.


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