On-Site Launch for Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas (no. 107)

Wed, Apr 17, 2024 - 06:10 PM — Wed, Apr 17, 2024 - 08:00 PM
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The City College of New York, CUNY
Shepard Hall
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
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Join us for the on-site launch of the latest issue (No. 107) of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas Contemporary Latin American Nonfiction  Open to the general public. Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 6:10 - 8:00 p.m. (ET) Shepard Hall 291 (Screening Room) The City College of New York. 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031 The event will be led by Daniel Shapiro, Editor; with remarks by Dr. Ángel Estévez, Chair, Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures; followed by a conversation, in English, with Prof. Will H. Corral, Guest Editor; author Eduardo Lalo; and translator Andrea Rosenberg. Organized by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures, the M.A. Program in Spanish, and Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. Grateful acknowledgment is made to CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts for its generous support. For further information: dshapiro@ccny.cuny.edu About this issue: Review 107, guest edited by scholar Will H. Corral, presents contemporary nonfiction by the most current generations of Spanish American writers. Corral’s introduction emphasizes the dialogues the contributing authors have with other literary traditions and also considers the nature of the genre of nonfiction. Articles by scholars Carlos Burgos, Corral, Marcela Croce, and Antonio Villarruel address topics including the state of the essay in Mexico and Central America, the Caribbean, and the Andean countries, as well as that of the crónica in Latin America. Creative texts showcase essays as well as an interview on a broad array of topics by prominent and emerging authors, among them Gabriela Alemán, Jazmina Barrera, Carmen Boullosa, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Mariana Enriquez, Ariana Harwicz, Julián Herbert, Eduardo Lalo, Patricio Pron, Mayra Santos-Febres, Samantha Schweblin, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, and Alejandro Zambra. The texts have been translated by a breadth of renowned translators, among them Ezra Fitz, Sean Manning, Megan McDowell, Christina MacSweeney, Andrea Rosenberg, and Samantha Schnee. The nonfiction presented in Review 107 underscores the truly international character of Latin American literature and its place in world literature. The issue includes two Features—a memorial piece, by translator and board member Elizabeth Lowe, on Brazilian novelist Nélida Piñon; and excerpts from Mexican playwright Sergio López Vigueras’s Tartarus. Reviews cover titles in translation by João Almino, Homero Aridjis, Amanda Berenguer, Sergio Missana, Angelina Muñiz-Huberman, and Verónica Zondek, as well as of the Gego exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Cover: Emma Luna, El nido (The Nest), 2010. Cover design: Daimys García.

Review is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, in association with The City College of New York, CUNY, Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures.

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