October 2014 Lecture Series on Argentinean Literature and Culture

Daniel Link 10/08 - The Great Depression of the 21st Century: Towards a Vocabulary of the Crisis

Daniel Link is professor of 20th Century Literature at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and director of the Master’s Program in Latin American Literary Studies at the University 3 de Febrero in Buenos Aires. He has published successful novels (La ansiedad, Monserrat, La mafia rusa), literary criticism (Cómo se lee, Clases, Fantasmas), and weekly newspaper columns. Link has been a Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck College (London), Humboldt Universität (Berlin), NYU (USA), Penn (USA), Princeton (USA), Rosario, Tulane (USA), UFF (Brasil) and UFSC (Brasil). His work has been translated into Portuguese, English, German and Italian.

Florencia Abbate 10/16 - The Thickness of the Present: Time and History in Juan Jose Saer

Florencia Abbate was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1976. She holds a doctorate in Literature from the University of Buenos Aires, and currently researches Latin American literature. She has also worked as a journalist for the country’s major newspapers. Abbate has published the novels El grito and Magic resort, the books of poetry Love song, Los transparentes and Puntos de fuga, and the investigation El, ella, ¿Ella? Sobre transexualidad, among others. Her last book is the essay El espesor del presente. Tiempo e historia en las novelas de Juan José Saer.

Bruno Bosteels 10/29 - Borges or the Refutation of Philosophy

Bruno Bosteels is a literary critic, a translator, and Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. He served until 2010 as the General Editor of diacritics. Bosteels is best known to the English-speaking world for his work on Latin American literature and culture and his translations of the work of Alain Badiou. Bosteels has research interests spanning contemporary philosophy, literary criticism, political and critical theory, and has published over 100 articles in French, Spanish and English.