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