Presentation by Dr. Idelber Avelar, Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, Tulane University.
Idelber Avelar received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1996 and joined Tulane in 1999. He is a Full Professor specialized in contemporary Latin American fiction, literary theory, and Cultural Studies. He is the author of The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics (2004) and The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning (1999), winner of the MLA Kovacs prize and also published in Spanish and Portuguese. He has published over 50 articles on Latin American literature, culture, and music in scholarly journals in Europe and the Americas, has been the recipient of Rockefeller, Ford, and Hewlett grants, and in 2006 won the Brazilian Foreign Ministry essay contest on Machado de Assis. At present he is working on two monographs, El vértice y el desamparo: Arte, subjectividad y masculinidad en la novela argentina post-crisis and Timing the Nation: Rhythm, Race, and Nationhood in Brazilian Popular Music as well as an edited volume (with Christopher Dunn), Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Rolfe 4302 is the Lydeen Library at the 4th floor of Rolfe Hall.
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