Politics of Theory and Latin America (Part II with Jon Beasley-Murray)


Politics of Theory and Latin America


Friday Oct. 25

Open Discussion

with Jon Beasley-Murray


19 University Place, Room 229


We would like to invite you to our second debate in the Politics of Theory and Latin America series with Jon Beasley-Murray, following his Thursday lecture “Posthegemony as Concept”.



19 University Place, room 222


You can find the recommended readings for the discussion here:


This event continues the first series of discussion meetings regarding the Politics of Theory and Latin America, where we intend to discuss the relations among political theory, literature and philosophy in the field of Latin American studies, but also inquire about the recent history of this discipline, about the methodological debates that shape the current state of affairs in academia and outside, and its political and ethical stands. We will be particularly interested in discussing how, and if, the concept of Post-Hegemony articulates a new kind of relationship between Theory and Criticism in regard to Latin America and Latin American studies.


The Politics of Theory and Latin America series is co-organized with the Department of Comparative Literature and co-sponsored by the Spanish and Portuguese Department at NYU.



Jon Beasley-Murray is Associate Professor of Latin American Studies in the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  He has published widely on Latin American literature, history, politics and culture, as well as social and cultural theory.  His book Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America was published by University of Minnesota Press (2010) and followed by a Spanish translation, Poshegemonia, from Paidós. Professor Beasley-Murray’s research blog is at http://posthegemony.wordpress.com/


Crítica Latinoamericana
Crítica Latinoamericana

Crítica Latinoamericana es un colectivo de investigación e intervención críticas que crea espacios -reales, virtuales, imaginarios, sociales, comunitarios, textuales, etc.- para activar la reflexión acerca de los problemas de la cultura latinoamericana. Desde 2009 ha organizado actividades de muy diverso tipo: encuentros temáticos con invitados, grupos de discusión, entrevistas públicas, ciclos de cine, etc. En septiembre de 2012 lanzó su plataforma online, CríticaLatinoamericana.com.