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09 Apr
The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

Topic

Humanities

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students

Tags

humanities, Humanities Center, humanities colloquium

Website

https://www.humcenter.pitt.edu/

University Unit
Humanities Center
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Postponed: The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South

This event has been postponed until further notice.

The Humanities Center welcomes Magali Armillas-Tiseyra (Penn State University, Comparative Literature). Her respondents will be Susan Andrade (English) and Felix Germain (Africana Studies). 

Magali's research centers on African and Latin American literatures, with a focus on the intersection of large-scale frameworks—including World Literature, the Global Anglophone, and in particular the Global South—with local and regional specificities.  Magali has published essays on such topics as women’s writing in nineteenth-century Argentina, the function of the fetish in representations of the African dictator, Africa and science fiction, and magical realism in the South Atlantic. Her first book, The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South (Northwestern UP, 2019)is a comparative study of novels about dictators in the post-independence literatures of Latin America and Africa. The manuscript received a 2018 Helen Tartar First Book Subvention award from the American Comparative Literature Association. Her current book project looks at genre and the role of genre fiction in twenty-first century literature from the African continent and its most recent diaspora.

For the pre-circulated reading, please click here for access to the Google Drive. 

Thursday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Humanities Center, 602
Fifth Avenue at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Postponed: The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South

This event has been postponed until further notice.

The Humanities Center welcomes Magali Armillas-Tiseyra (Penn State University, Comparative Literature). Her respondents will be Susan Andrade (English) and Felix Germain (Africana Studies). 

Magali's research centers on African and Latin American literatures, with a focus on the intersection of large-scale frameworks—including World Literature, the Global Anglophone, and in particular the Global South—with local and regional specificities.  Magali has published essays on such topics as women’s writing in nineteenth-century Argentina, the function of the fetish in representations of the African dictator, Africa and science fiction, and magical realism in the South Atlantic. Her first book, The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South (Northwestern UP, 2019)is a comparative study of novels about dictators in the post-independence literatures of Latin America and Africa. The manuscript received a 2018 Helen Tartar First Book Subvention award from the American Comparative Literature Association. Her current book project looks at genre and the role of genre fiction in twenty-first century literature from the African continent and its most recent diaspora.

For the pre-circulated reading, please click here for access to the Google Drive. 

Thursday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Humanities Center, 602
Fifth Avenue at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Topic

Humanities

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students

University Unit
Humanities Center