273. The Legacies of Carlos Fuentes
Saturday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Mayfair, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Mexican Cultural and Literary Studies
Presiding: Ignacio Corona, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
Speakers: Michael Paul Abeyta, Univ. of Colorado, Denver; Reindert Dhondt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Miguel Lopez-Lozano, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Alfred Mac Adam, Barnard Coll.; Pedro Angel Palou Garcia, Tufts Univ.; Maarten H. van Delden, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
As a member of the celebrated Latin American boom, greatly responsible for introducing magic realism to the literary world, and along with Nobel Prize winners Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes was one of the region’s most prominent novelists. This roundtable seeks to explore the literary, cultural, and political significance of Fuentes’s oeuvre.
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