Ericka Beckman (Illinois) 'Rubber/Oil/Banana: Latin American Literature in the Global Commodity Order'
|Starts:||17:00 16 Oct 2013|
|Ends:||19:00 16 Oct 2013|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
This talk focuses on the ways in which Latin American literature has represented and understood the region's dependent role in the global commodity order. Focusing on examples from nineteenth and twentieth century fiction, I examine some ways in which the commodity form has animated modern Latin American cultural production. Such a reading, I argue, allows us to appreciate the extent to which literary production is mediated by material conditions, and provides insights into the experience of capitalist modernization in peripheral societies.
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room 10, Rendall Building (Building 432 on the University Map: http://www.liv.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf.)
Bedford Street South