Back to Listing
Submit an event here
. Please allow 48 hours for your submission to appear on the calendar
SIP Colloquium -- Hector Hoyos, Stanford Univ.: "Rubber Souls: Narratives of Vibrant Materialism in Latin America"
- Event Type
- Dept. of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
- Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
- Apr 29, 2013 4:00 - 5:00 pm
- Hector Hoyos, Stanford Univ.
- Free and open to the public.
Professor Hoyos will discuss the articulation of new materialisms (Latour, Bennet) and historical materialisms in the study of Latin American narrative. The presentation contrasts the agency of objects in the work of Fernando Ortiz with the role of rubber in selected works from Fordism and post-Fordism, including J.E. Rivera's La Voragine (1924) and Ariel Magnus' Munecas (2008), in order to highlight reciprocal contributions between Latin American cultural production and current thinking on materiality. Hector Hoyos is an Assistant Professor of Latin American literature at Stanford University. He received his doctorate from Cornell University in 2008. Hoyos works on visual culture and critical theory, as well as comparative and philosophical approaches to literature. His book "Beyond Bolano: The Global Latin American Novel," is forthcoming.