Mésaventures: The Politics and Poetics of the Dictator-Novel in the African Postcolony

Comparative Literature Luncheon Series
Feb 26, 2018
12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
102 Kern

Dr. Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Penn State

Dr. Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra is the Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State. Her work centers on African and Latin American literatures, with a focus on the intersection of large-scale frameworks—including World Literature, the Global Anglophone, and in particular the Global South—with local and regional specificities. She has published essays on such topics as women’s writing in nineteenth-century Argentina, the function of the fetish in representations of the African dictator, Africa and science fiction, and magical realism in the South Atlantic; she is also the co-founder and co-director of the website, Global South Studies. Her first book, The Dictator-Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South, is under contract with Northwestern UP, and her talk today is drawn from the fourth chapter of that manuscript.  

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