Lecture by Dr. Gustavo PellÃ³n
When Wednesday April 2, 2014 @ 4:00 PM (553 days ago)
Where Campus Center, 105, Strite Conference Room
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Translating the first novel of the Mexican Revolution Los de abajo [The Underdogs]
Gustavo PellÃ³n is Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature. He was born in Cuba and received his B.A. in History and Comparative Literature from Brown University (1975) and his Ph.D.in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton (1981).
Professor PellÃ³nâ€™s major field of teaching and research is the contemporary novel in Latin America, and he is currently writing about new trends in the novel of the â€™80s and â€™90s and the relationship of art and mass media culture. He has published a book on the Cuban poet and novelist Lezama entitled: JosÃ© Lezama Limaâ€™s Joyful Vision (1989), and many articles on leading Latin American writers including Gabriel GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez, Manuel Puig, Severo Sarduy, JosÃ© MartÃ, and Julio CortÃ¡zar. Professor PellÃ³n has contributed chapters to The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (1996), A History of Literature in the Caribbean (1994), the Encyclopedia of Slavery (1998) and to the Encyclopedia of Cuba (2003). Monte Ãvila Editores in Caracas published the translation of his book on Lezama, La visiÃ³n jubilosa de JosÃ© Lezama Lima (2005).
He has translated short stories by Horacio Quiroga, Juan Bosch, Augusto Roa Bastos, and JosÃ© AlcÃ¡ntara AlmÃ¡nzar among others. He has also translated novels by the Argentine writer Mempo Giardinelli and the Chilean Luis SepÃºlveda. His latest effort in this area is a re-translation of Mariano Azuelaâ€™s Los de abajo published as The Underdogs (September 2006).
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