The City and Hispanic Literatures

Keynote Speakers

Professor Enric Bou, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Professor Bou is the recipient of numerous professional awards and grants, including three Ford Foundation Grants and the "Josep Vallverdú" Prize for Literary Essay (1992). The latter was awarded for his book, Papers privats. Assaig sobre les formes literàries autobiogràfiques (1993). Professor Bou is also the author of La poesia de Guerau de Liost: Natura, Amor, Humor (1985), Poesia i Sistema. La revolució simbolista a Catalunya (1989), and Voces en el Museo: Arte y literatura en la modernidad (1997), which was awarded the 1996 "Premio Letras de Oro", as well as critical editions of the work of Joan Salvat-Papasseit, Joan Maragall and Guerau de Liost. His latest publications include Pintura en el aire. Arte y literatura en la modernidad hispánica (2001), two editions of letters by Pedro Salinas, Cartas de viaje (1996) and Cartas a Katherine Whitmore. (1932-1947) (2002). He was the editor of the Nou Diccionari 62 de la Literatura Catalana (2000) and has recently published a general anthology of visual poetry, La crisi de la paraula . La Poesia Visual: un discurs poètic alternatiu (2003). His latests books are Daliccionario. Objetos, mitos y símbolos de Salvador Dalí (Tusquets, 2004) edition of Pedro Salinas' Obras Completas (3 vols, 2007). His teaching and research interests cover a broad range of twentieth-century Spanish Peninsular and Catalan literature but particularly involving poetry, autobiography, city and literature and Spanish film.

Graciela Montaldo, Professor and Chair of Latin American and Iberian Cultures


Columbia University
New York, N.Y.

Professor Montaldo specializes in Latin American culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has published A propriedade da Cultura (2004), Teoría crítica, teoría cultural (2001), Ficciones culturales y fábulas de identidad en América Latina (1999), La sensibilidad amenazada (1995), De pronto el campo (1993), Juan José Saer: El limonero real (1986). She is co-editor of The Argentina Reader: History, Culture and Politics (2002), Esplendores y miserias del siglo XIX (1996), Yrigoyen entre Borges y Arlt (1989). She has published articles on Independence writers, Latin American fin-de-siècle, modern culture, contemporary literature, and culture industry and institutions in Latin America in various anthologies and periodicals. Current research projects include the representation of masses and multitudes in Latin American culture since Independence, exploring canonical and non-canonical texts and visual testimonies.

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