Grínor Rojo (CECLA – Universidad de Chile)

Friday 24 October 2014, 6pm, Room 112, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

What to read and how to read Chilean novels of the dictatorship? From non fictional to fictional narratives, an argument in favor of the political power of aesthetics.

Grínor Rojo holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Iowa. His field of studies includes Latin American critical theory, literature and culture. He is currently Professor at the Center of Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Chile. His latest books include Clásicos latinoamericanos. Para una relectura del canon 2 vols. (2011); De las más altas cumbres. Teoría crítica latinoamericana moderna (1876-2006) (2012) and Las novelas de formación chilenas. Bildungsroman y contraBildungsroman (2014).

All welcome. No booking required.

This event is co-organized by Felipe Lagos (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Tomás Peters (Birkbeck, University of London), with the support of CILAVS.