Chilean Writer Diamela Eltit to Lecture, 12/3

The Spanish/Italian Department and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program Present: A Lecture by the Chilean Writer, Diamela Eltit “Literatura y precariedad: reflexiones sobre la escritura y el género”

Diamela Eltit is one of Chile’s most distinguished and original writers and novelists as well as performance artist and co-founder of Art Actions Collective (CADA), a group formed to rescue and preserve Chilean culture during the Pinochet dictatorship. Her works include the novels Lumpérica (1983), Por la patria (1986), El cuarto mundo (1988),Vacas sagradas (1991), Los vigilantes (1994), Mano de obra/(2002), and Jamás el fuego nunca (2007), as well as two non-fictional works that explore the theme of madness, El padre mío (1989) and El infarto del alma/(1994). Cultural attaché in Mexico from 1990-1993, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Award and a Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship, she is currently Distinguished Visiting Faculty at New York University.

Monday, December 3, 2007
7-9 p.m, Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
Refreshments and Reception Following the Lecture
This event is free and open to the public and will be conducted in Spanish.