Politics of Theory and Latin America (Part II with Jon Beasley-Murray)
Politics of Theory and Latin America
Friday Oct. 25
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”.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
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/