|3 Oct 2011||12:45pm - 2:00pm||CRASSH|
Part of the CRASSH Fellows Work-in-Progress seminar series. All welcome, no registration necessary. Sandwich lunch and refreshments provided.
Dr Rory O'Bryen (Spanish and Portuguese, King's College:
About Rory O'Bryen
Rory O'Bryen teaches Latin American literature and cinema in all relevant departmental papers. His interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century Colombian culture and history, post-Boom Latin American literature and Latin American cinema. He is the author of Literature, Testimony and Cinema in Contemporary Colombian Culture: Spectres of “La Violencia” (London: Tamesis, 2008), which studies engagements with violence in Colombia by four authors (Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal, Fernando Vallejo, Alfredo Molano and Laura Restrepo) and four cineastes (Julio Luzardo, Carlos Mayolo, Leopoldo Pinzón and Luis Ospina). He has published articles on Borges, Fernando Vallejo and the McOndo generation, and is currently studying the intersections between politics and aesthetics in the work of the Chilean author, Roberto Bolaño. This study forms part of a broader research project on aesthetics in post-colonial literature.
For administrative enquiries and a link to the readings please contact Michelle Maciejewska.