Join us for this lecture by Prof. Victor Rivas, Associate Chair of Latin American Studies, for a panoramic introduction to the literary phenomenon known as "el Boom latinoamericano". This event is organized by Zeyi Zhang, as part of the Latin American Studies Undergraduate Engagement Award.
This event is meant for students who do not have extensive knowledge of modern Latin American literature and would like to explore some of the prominent themes, authors and novels of the second half of the 20th century.
About the Presenter: Victor Rivas is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Toronto. He worked as a journalist, media specialist, and educator before receiving his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. His research focuses on Latin American testimonio, narratives of resistance, and contestatory discourses emerging from political movements and other social justice struggles including accessibility issues, decolonizing knowledge, and indigenous rights.