Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Jean Franco Keynote Address

December 5th, 2009
5:00 PM

Location
Freeman Auditorium
Woldenberg Arts Center
Tulane University
Uptown Campus

On Saturday, December 5th, Dr. Jean Franco, Professor Emerita from Columbia University, will give the Keynote address at the Latin American Graduate Organization Conference “Space and Identity: The Politics of Expression in Latin America.” Dr. Franco’s lecture will begin at 5:00 PM in the Freeman Auditorium of the Woldenberg Arts Center on Tulane’s Uptown campus. It is entitled ‘€œUn oasis de horror en medio de un desierto de aburrimiento: Bolano‘€™s apocalyptic vision.‘€ The lecture will be followed by a closing reception from 6:30-7:30 in the Wolenberg Breezeway.

Attendance is free and open to the public.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JEAN FRANCO, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Professor Franco has been decorated by the governments of Mexico, Chile and Venezuela for her work on Latin American literature and has received awards from PEN and from the Latin American Studies Association for lifetime achievement. She has served as President of the Latin American Studies Association in both Great Britain and the United States. Some of her noted publications include:

The Modern Culture of Latin America (1967)
César Vallejo. The Dialectics of Poetry and Silence (1976)
An Introduction to Latin American Literature (1969)
Plotting Women. Gender and Representation in Mexico (1989)
Marcando diferencias. Cruzando Fronteras (1996)
The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City: Latin America and the Cold War (2001)

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