Revisionist Histories and Feminist Poetics

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Beyond Baroque

681 Venice Boulevard

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Join poet and author Hagar Peeters (Malva, DoppelHouse 2018) in conversation with UCLA professor of Latin American Literature Verónica Cortínez to explore Pablo Neruda’s political legacy in light of his silence about his own mute daughter, Malva. Peeters’ magical-realist novel revisits Neruda and his friends’ poetry to shed light on Malva’s birth and life, and imagines the voice she was denied.

Hagar Peeters has won numerous prizes for her poetry and prose, including the prestigious Fintro Prize for Literature for Malva, published in 2015 in the Netherlands and now translated into six languages. She has published several volumes of poetry, the most recent translation of which appeared in London in 2018; she publishes her latest collection this autumn in the Netherlands and Chile. Their sequel, a work of prose, has been awarded a scholarship from the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. She spent ten years researching the life of Malva in the Netherlands and Chile. She lives in Amsterdam with her son.

Verónica Cortínez is professor of Latin American Literature at UCLA and is the director of the Center for Southern Cone Studies. She has written extensively on Chilean culture, especially on the films of the ‘60s.

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