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From Africa to Latin America and Back: Literature, Institutions, and Best Practices

March 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join us for a conversation about bridging African and Latin American literary studies. Prominent and emerging scholars share their findings and reflect on the frameworks that sustain them. RSVP to receive the Zoom link by email. Participants: DOROTHY E. MOSBY is dean of faculty and chief academic officer at Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of Place, Language, and Identity in Afro-Costa Rican Literature (University of Missouri Press, 2003), on contemporary Black writing from Costa Rica. Her translation of Quince Duncan's Weathered Men and The Four Mirrors was published in 2018. GERARD ACHING is professor of Africana and Romance Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of The Politics of Spanish American Modernismo: By Exquisite Design (Cambridge, 1997), Masking and Power: Carnival and Popular Culture in the Caribbean (Minnesota, 2002), and Freedom from Liberation: Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba (Indiana, 2015). MAGALÍ ARMILLAS-TISEYRA is an associate professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South (2019), a comparative study of novels about dictators in Latin American and African literatures. LEONARDO VELLOSO-LYONS is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. His dissertation is entitled “Inventing the Hinterlands: Africa in the Sixteenth-Century Transatlantic Imaginary.” Hosted by Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC) and African and African American Studies (AAAS).

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African & African American Studies, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
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