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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Taft Lecture, Spanish: Dr Jose Quiroga

Dr. José Quiroga
Professor of Spanish, Emory University
Keynote Speaker, 31st Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures

Givs the talk: Language Games

Poetry turns language into a spectacle—it twists and bends and forces language to speak of itself while also speaking about something else: reality or unreality, oppression or freedom, social conditions or inner spaces. In Latin America,
poetry has always played with and recombined languages. What forms of temporality does this create, and how does it render legible our distinct ways of being in the world?

May 5, 2011

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