Jon Beasley-Murray on Posthegemony and Literature

Utrecht | 4 December 2019

When: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 3.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Where: Ravensteynzaal, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80

 

Jon Beasley-Murray is professor at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), in the Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies. He currently chairs UBC’s program in Latin American Studies. He teaches and researches Latin American Studies and social and political theory. His aim is for Latin Americanism to inform theory and vice versa.

His book Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America was published by the University of Minnesota Press and won honorable mention in the MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for “an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures.” A Spanish translation came out with Paidós (Argentina). Jon Beasley-Murray has also published many articles and reviews, presented at dozens of conferences and universities, and maintains a blog that is likewise called Posthegemony.

His current book projects include “American Ruins,” on the significance of six ruined sites from Alberta, Canada, to Santiago de Chile. He is also working on a project on “The Latin American Multitude,” which traces the relationships between Caribbean piracy and the Spanish state, and indigenous insurgency and the discourse of Latin American independence.

All welcome!

More info: Reindert Dhondt (r.dhondt@uu.nl)