Lecture and "Tricks of the Trade" with Javier Uriarte

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Please join us at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in welcoming:

Javier Uriarte

Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

To Present: “De viajes, desiertos y guerras: Repensar el espacio en el siglo XIX”

Followed by an informal discussion on his experience as a recent PhD graduate and tenure-track assistant professor

Thursday, November 10

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Merrill Room, Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120

 Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Professor Uriarte will be visiting UMD to give a talk on his current research, followed by an informal discussion on his experience as a recent PhD graduate and tenure-track assistant professor at Stony Brook University. Included is the event information and a short biography of Javier Uriarte. We hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Javier Uriarte completed his PhD at New York University in 2012. He specializes in Spanish American (mainly Southern Cone) and Brazilian Literatures and Cultures from the 19th and early 20th centuries. His research interests include travel writing, war and representation, theories and politics of space and time, Nation and State-making in Latin America. His book manuscript, tentatively titled Fazedores de desertos: viajes, guerra y Estado en América Latina (1864-1902), won Uruguay’s 2012 National Prize for Literature in the Unpublished Literary Essay category. It studies the intersection of travel, state formation, and war in late 19th century Latin America. In it, Javier explores the ways in which the rhetoric of travel introduces different conceptualizations of space and time in four key moments of war in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. He has co-edited one special issue of Cahiers de Li.Ri.Co. dedicated to Uruguayan literature and titled Raros uruguayos: nuevas miradas (Paris: Université Paris 8, 2010), and is the co-editor of the collective volume Entre el humo y la niebla: guerra y cultura en América Latina (forthcoming in 2014 with the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana – IILI).