Essential: César Vallejo, 80 years later @ Instituto Cervantes Chicago, Chicago [16 April]

Essential: César Vallejo, 80 years later

18:00 - 19:00

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Instituto Cervantes Chicago
31 W Ohio St, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Monday, April 16, 6- 7 pm
Essential: César Vallejo, 80 years later
Esenciales: César Vallejo, 80 años después

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In Spanish
Moderador: Dr. José A. Castro Urioste, Purdue University Northwest.

César Vallejo (Santiago de Chuco, Perú, 1892- Paris, France, 1938), is one of the most important poets in Spanish. Thomas Merton called him “the greatest universal poet since Dante.” This panel is a tribute to César Vallejo’s literary work. Four Latin American Literature professors will analyze the main characteristics and the influence of his poetry, and the literary representations of his life.

La poesía de Vallejo en la poesía conversacional. Presentación del Dr. José A. Castro Urioste.
José A. Castro Urioste is a writer and a Latin American Literature Professor at Purdue University Northwest. He holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. He has published A la orilla del mundo (play, 1989), Aún viven las manos de Santiago Berríos (nouvelle, 1991) Ceviche en Pittsburgh (play, 1999), ¿Y tú qué has hecho? (novel, 2001), De Doña Bárbara al neoliberalismo (literary criticism, 2006), Hechizo (short stories, 2015). He is co-editor of the anthologies Dramaturgia peruana (1999), América Nuestra (2011), and Trasfondos (2014). Castro Urioste has been finalist twice at the literary contest Letras de Oro and finalist at international literary contest Premio de Novela organized by the newspaperLa Nación-Editorial Sudamericana, in Buenos Aires. In 2016 he received the Outstanding Scholarship Award at Purdue University Northwest.

Peruanidad y melancolía en Vallejo. Presentación de la Dra. Margarita Saona, University of Illinois Chicago.
Margarita Saona received a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Columbia University. She is the head of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has published two books of literature and cultural criticism, Novelas familiares: figuras de la nación latinoamericana contemporánea (2004), and Memory Matters in Transitional Peru (2014); two books of short fiction Comehoras (2008) and Objeto Perdido (2012); and a book of poems Corazón de hojalata/Tin Heart (2017).

Intimidad y compromiso: la poesía de César Vallejo. Presentación del Dr. César Ferreira, University of Wisconsin, Millwauke.
César Ferreira isa Professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and member of the Academia Peruana de la Lengua. He is the author of Culture and Customs of Peru, (2003) and editor of volumes on the works of Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Julio Ramón Ribeyro and Antonio Skármeta, among other Latin American writers. He is also a member of the editorial board for the journal World Literature Today and the Handobook of Latin American Studies published by the Library of Congress of the United States.

Entre la realidad y los sueños: la triste y dulce experiencia deVallejo en los infiernos de Eduardo González Viaña.Presentación de la Dra. Rocío Ferreira, DePaul University.
Rocío Ferreira earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and has been on the faculty of De Paul University since 2002. Her book De las Veladas literarias a la Cocina ecléctica: mujeres, cultura y nación en el Perú decimonónicoexamines 19th century women’s writing and cultural production. Currently, she is working on interdisciplinary research project entitled Yuyapanaqui/Para recordar/To Remember: Memory, Displacement, and Political Violence in Contemporary Peruvian Culture. She is the Director of Graduate Programs in Modern Language.
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