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Julio Ortega recorrido por su último libro y diálogo con Silvia Goldman

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Julio Ortega. Recorrido por su último libro La Comedia Literaria. Memoria global de la literatura latinoamericana.

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In Spanish. English translation available upon previous request by email at info.chicago@cervantes.org

No individual or entity may record or broadcast any portion of the conference without prior written consent of Instituto Cervantes and Julio Ortega.

The writer, university professor and Peruvian literary critic will present his most recent work The Literary Comedy. Global Report of Latin American Literature, published by the publishers of the Catholic University of Lima and the TEC of Monterrey, will offer us an episodic and literary journey of some of the figures of the Latin American novel in its passage through Lima, USA, Mexico and Spain. He will talk about his encounters with Rulfo, Goytisolo, Vargas Llosa, Cortazar, Carlos Fuentes, Poniatowska, among other friendly writers.

Julio Ortega

A native of Peru, Professor Ortega is an accomplished scholar, poet, playwright, and novelist, with 15 books as well as several critical editions to his credit. After six years of teaching at the University of Texas at Austin, and two years as professor and chairperson at Brandeis University, Professor Ortega joined Brown's Department of Hispanic Studies in 1989. He has also been a visiting professor at numerous universities both in the United States and abroad, including recent terms as Simon Bolivar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge (1995-96) and Cátedra de Estudios Avanzados at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (Summer 1995).

Professor Ortega's commitment to literature goes beyond his own writing and teaching to include his involvement in several international publishing houses - he was Director of the Serie Futura of the Biblioteca Ayacucho (Caracas), Coordinator of the Editorial Council, Archives Collection (Paris), and Co-editor of the series Archives (University of Pittsburgh)- and on the advisory committees of a number of academic journals. Currently, he is director of the series New Humanities at the Iberoaméricana academic series (Madrid), and the editor of the Carlos Fuente's Works (Mexico).

His teaching and research interests include twentieth-century Spanish American literature and culture, and literary theory. He is credited as the founder and leading scholar of Transatlantic Studies, that started at Brown' Hispanic Studies department 20 years ago. He organized with colleagues and students seven large international conferences on Transatlantic readings at Brown, and six annual Transatlantic workshops at Universities in Spain, and an bi-annual series on transatlantic readings of Cuban, Chilean, Peruvian, Mexican and Argentinean literatures in cooperation with local Universities.

Professor Ortega's recent publications include (i) literary criticism: Transatlantic Translations (London, 2014), Retrato de Carlos Fuentes (1995), Arte de innovar (1994), El discurso de la abundancia (1992), Una poetica del cambio (1992), Reapropriaciones: Cultura y literatura en Puerto Rico (1991), as well as fiction, editions and anthologies. His work has being translated into English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Quechua, Arabic and Persian. He has been distinguished with doctoral honorary degrees by universities at Perú and Nicaragua, and has been decorated for his work by the governments of Peru and Mexico; (ii) fiction: La mesa del padre (1995), Ayacucho, Good Bye (1994), Canto de hablar materno (1992); (iii) editions: The Picador Book of Latin American Short Stories, edited with Carlos Fuentes (1998), La Cervantiada (1995), Venezuela: fin de siglo (1994), and Rayuela de Julio Cortazar (1993).

Silvia Goldman is from Uruguay and has lived in the United States since 2001. Her poems and academic articles have been included in various literary journals and anthologies in Latin America, the U.S., and Europe. Her first book of poetry, Cinco movimientos del llanto, was published in 2008 by Ediciones de Hermes Criollo. A section of this book was translated by Charlotte Whittle and published in 2016 by Cardboardhouse Press under the title No one rises indifferent to sorrow. De los peces la sed, a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards, was published in 2018 by Pandora Lobo Estepario Press. Her unpublished manuscript, miedo, was a finalist for the VI Premio Internacional de poesía “Pilar Fernández Labrador”. She has three other manuscripts: árbol y otras ansiedades, linaje, and an academic essay entitled Sin crecer y sin civilizarse: reflexiones sobre poesía latinoamericana contemporánea. She holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University and teaches at DePaul University.

El escritor, catedrático universitario y crítico literario peruano presentará su más reciente obra La Comedia Literaria. Memoria global de la literatura latinoamericana, publicada por las editoriales de la Universidad Católica de Lima y la del TEC de Monterrey, y nos ofrecerá un recorrido episódico y literario de algunas de las figuras de la novela latinoamericana en su paso por Lima, EE.UU., México y España. Hablará de sus encuentros con Rulfo, Goytisolo, Vargas Llosa, Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Poniatowska, entre otros escritores amigos.

Julio Ortega

Después de estudiar literatura en la Universidad Católica de Lima y publicar su primer libro de crítica, La contemplación y la fiesta (1968), sobre el "boom" de la novela latinoamericana, emigró a Estados Unidos invitado como profesor visitante por las Universidades de Pittsburgh y Yale. Vivió en Barcelona como traductor y editor. Ha sido profesor en distintas universidades peruanas y estadounidenses, y profesor visitante de otras muchas de América Latina y España. Desde 1989 es catedrático de Literatura Hispánica en la Brown University (Providence, USA), donde dirige el Proyecto de Estudios Trasatlánticos. Es miembro de las academias de la lengua de Perú, Venezuela, Puerto Rico y Nicaragua y es consejero de las cátedras Julio Cortázar (Guadalajara, México), Alfonso Reyes (TEC, Monterrey), Roberto Bolaño (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile) y Jesús de Polanco (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Fundación Santillana). Dirige varias colecciones de editoriales iberoamericanas y ha ganado diversos premios literarios, como el Rulfo de cuento (París), Bitzoc de novela breve (Mallorca), Casa de América de ensayo (Madrid) y el Copé de cuento (Lima).

Silvia Goldman es uruguaya, hace diecisiete años que vive en Estados Unidos. Poemas y artículos académicos suyos han sido publicados en revistas literarias de Latinoamérica, Estados Unidos y Europa. En el 2008 publicó su primer libro de poemas titulado Cinco movimientos del llanto (Ediciones de Hermes Criollo). En el 2016, la editorial Cardboardhouse Press publicó No-one Rises Indifferent to Sorrow, una selección de dicho libro traducida al inglés por Charlotte Whittle. De los peces la sed, que se encuentra entre los finalistas de los premios ILBA (International Latino Book Awards), fue publicado en el 2018 por la editorial Pandora Lobo Estepario. Su manuscrito inédito, miedo, fue finalista del VI Premio Internacional de poesía “Pilar Fernández Labrador”. Tiene finalizados tres manuscritos: árbol y otras ansiedades, linaje y un ensayo académico titulado Sin crecer y sin civilizarse: reflexiones sobre poesía latinoamericana contemporánea. Es doctora en Estudios hispánicos por la Universidad de Brown y enseña en la universidad de DePaul.

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