Lecture: Fernando Degiovanni
“Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market, and the Making of a Discipline,” Fernando Degiovanni, professor in the PhD Program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
His current research focuses on issues of intellectual performativity, embodiment and spectacularizarion in modern Argentina. Drawing on contemporary theory and extensive archival research, his scholarship explores liminal inscriptions of lettered bodies in alternative spaces of communal engagement, such as mass demonstrations, urban interventions, and lecture halls.Fernando Degiovanni is the author of Los textos de la patria: Nacionalismo, políticas culturales y canon en Argentina (Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2007) and Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market, and the Makingof a Discipline (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), a book that explores the competing agendas that shaped the emergence of Latin Americanismas a field of critical debate and scholarly inquiry between the 1890s andthe 1960s. He has also guest-edited the dossier Comunidades y relatos dellibro en América Latina (2015). His articles have appeared in numerous journals, including Revista Iberoamericana, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Variaciones Borges, Hispamérica, and Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, as well as in major reference works such as A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture, edited by Sara Castro-Klaren, and Historia crítica de la literatura argentina, edited by Noé Jitrik.
Monday, March 18 at 2:30pm
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