"Wandering Narratives in Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo's Boring Home: Boring Through Revolutionary Rhetoric" by Yanira Angulo-Cano appears in Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World (5.2).
The two-week session of seminars, discussions, research and writing workshops, performances and lectures will take place this summer
Congratulations to current Ph.D. candidate Annelise Finegan Wasmoen who will be spending two weeks this summer at Harvard University for the 2017 session of the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, "Research, Pedagogy, Activism." See more about the program here.
Congratulations to current Ph.D. student Ena Selimović, whose interview with Bosnian-American author Aleksandar Hemon (The Zombie Wars) appears on Balkanist.net and is linked to in the 1/27/2017 issue of WashU's Ampersand.
The interview focuses on multilingualism, translation, nationalism, immigrant literature and Donald Trump.
Excerpt: “The [publishing] industry sees that multidimensionality as part of the immigration phenomenon; we came here and started writing in English—and that is true, obviously—and by doing so, we are presumed to have lost some kind of essence or home that existed in the previous language. But the possibility that one can exist in two languages simultaneously is baffling to monolingual people. So there is a sort of self-congratulatory aspect to ‘immigrant literature,’ like ‘Look at us, reading all these people from elsewhere and we understand.’”
Current graduate student (in Comparative Literature's track for international writers) Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo has published FORMAS DE NO VOLVER A CASA (Ways Not To Return Home) in Spanish by the digital magazine IOWA LITERARIA as part of the collection entitled DESAFÍOS DE LA LITERATURA CUBANA (Challenges of Cuban Literature).