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2021 Cátedra José Emilio Pacheco Featuring Mexican Writer Mario Bellatin

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2021 Cátedra José Emilio Pacheco Featuring Mexican Writer Mario Bellatin

Spanish and Portuguese Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:00 pm-5:00 pm H.J. Patterson Hall, 2114-2118

Mario Bellatin will hold a seminar and a public lecture for the UMD community. 

  • Seminario Mutación y estafa: October 12
    HJ Patterson Hall, 2114-2118 3-5pm

  • Conferencia Mis nuevas escrituras - Las nuevas escrituras: October 13
    Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC 6:45-8:00pm

  • Public Lecture: Cine Vivo - Salón de Belleza October 15
    Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union, 3:00-5:00pm

From the New Yorker, By Graciela Mochkofsky, December 23, 2015:

"Bellatin, who was born in Mexico in 1960, grew up in Peru, his parents’ homeland, and it was there that he began his career, by self-publishing a novel, “Mujeres de Sal” (“Salt Women”), in 1986. In 1995, he returned to Mexico City, where he still lives, sharing an apartment with four dogs in a building not far from the Zócalo, Mexico City’s main square. He has published more than thirty books, many of which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. (Six have appeared in English.) Bellatin is usually included in a group of post-boom Latin American writers, such as the Chilean Roberto Bolaño and the Argentine César Aira, who have introduced innovations not only in the style of their prose but in the way they think about literature." 

"In Bellatin’s stories, the line between reality and fiction is blurry; the author himself frequently appears as a character. His books are fragmentary, their atmospheres bizarre, even disturbing. They are full of mutations, fluid sexual identities, mysterious diseases, deformities."

This series of events is part of the Cátedra José Emilio Pacheco and is sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Diplomacia Cultural de México, and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Add to Calendar 10/12/21 3:00 PM 10/12/21 5:00 PM America/New_York 2021 Cátedra José Emilio Pacheco Featuring Mexican Writer Mario Bellatin

Mario Bellatin will hold a seminar and a public lecture for the UMD community. 

  • Seminario Mutación y estafa: October 12
    HJ Patterson Hall, 2114-2118 3-5pm

  • Conferencia Mis nuevas escrituras - Las nuevas escrituras: October 13
    Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC 6:45-8:00pm

  • Public Lecture: Cine Vivo - Salón de Belleza October 15
    Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union, 3:00-5:00pm

From the New Yorker, By Graciela Mochkofsky, December 23, 2015:

"Bellatin, who was born in Mexico in 1960, grew up in Peru, his parents’ homeland, and it was there that he began his career, by self-publishing a novel, “Mujeres de Sal” (“Salt Women”), in 1986. In 1995, he returned to Mexico City, where he still lives, sharing an apartment with four dogs in a building not far from the Zócalo, Mexico City’s main square. He has published more than thirty books, many of which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. (Six have appeared in English.) Bellatin is usually included in a group of post-boom Latin American writers, such as the Chilean Roberto Bolaño and the Argentine César Aira, who have introduced innovations not only in the style of their prose but in the way they think about literature." 

"In Bellatin’s stories, the line between reality and fiction is blurry; the author himself frequently appears as a character. His books are fragmentary, their atmospheres bizarre, even disturbing. They are full of mutations, fluid sexual identities, mysterious diseases, deformities."

This series of events is part of the Cátedra José Emilio Pacheco and is sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Diplomacia Cultural de México, and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

H.J. Patterson Hall

Cost

FREE