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Acclaimed Guatemalan Author and Critic Arturo Arias to speak at Loyola

November 18th, 2009
6:00 pm

Location
Loyola University New Orleans
Audubon Room, Danna Center

Loyola University Biever Lecture Series: Arturo Arias

“War and Peace: Literature, Indigeneity, and Change in Guatemala”

Arturo Arias, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, is a Guatemalan novelist and scholar, and former president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Dr. Arias specializes in Central American and Indigenous literature, social and critical theory, race, gender and sexuality in post colonial societies, cultural studies, and ethnographic approach. During the Spring of 2006, Dr. Arias was the visiting Distinguished Greenleaf Chair of Latin American Studies at Tulane.

Dr. Arias’ most recent publications includes Taking their Word: Literature and the Signs of Central America and the novel Rattlesnake.

Author book sale and signing to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

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This event will be held at Loyola and is also sponsored by their Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, The Department of Languages & Cultures, and the Latin American Studies Program.

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