Ephemeral Modernities - Dr. Juan Carlos González Espitia

The Centre for Latin American Studies is hosting a small seminar with Dr. Juan Carlos González Espitia from the Department of Romance Languages and Literature & Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The title of the presentation is: Ephemeral Modernities: Mass Media, Literature, and Modernity in Latin America

"An exploration of mass media in Latin America as a space in which social difference and complex cultural representations occur. By studying examples of written mass media (i.e., 19th century newspapers and contemporary electronic publications) and the underlying connections with literary production, the talk discusses the conception of modernity in the continent as transitory, marked by fragmentation, and associated with commercial exchange.”

All are welcome!