Past Event

Illustrious travelers: Performance and Literature in Argentine at the end of the 19th Century

July 6, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Escola de Comunicação da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Sala 140

This conference will analyze a series of visits made by writers and artists from Europe to Argentine in the turn of the 20th century. Through their performances, it is possible to observe how literature has become a public practice and the artists gained new meaning in the Spectacle Society being formed.

Graciela Montaldo

Graciela Montaldo specializes in modern Latin American cultures. She has published Zonas ciegas. Populismos y experimentos culturales en Argentina (2010), A propriedade da Cultura (2004), Teoría crítica, teoría cultural (2001), Ficciones culturales y fábulas de identidad en América Latina (1999), La sensibilidad amenazada (1995), and De pronto el campo (1993). She is co-editor of The Argentina Reader: History, Culture and Politics (2002), Esplendores y miserias del siglo XIX (1996) and Yrigoyen entre Borges y Arlt (1989). She has published articles on Independence writers, Latin American fin-de-siècle, modern culture, contemporary literature, and cultural institutions in Latin America in various anthologies and periodicals. She is currently working on cultural consumptions in Latin America. Her most recent book, Rubén Darío. Viajes de un cosmopolita extremo (FCE, 2013) is a critical edition of Rubén Darío’s travel writings.