Laura Demaria

Laura Demaria received her undergraduate degree at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, and her Ph.D. at Washington University, in St. Louis. Her research explores spatial configurations and the production of space in Latin American literature and concentrates primarily on the Southern Cone with an emphasis on Argentina. While revising space, she is also interested in studying the complex ways in which nineteenth-century discourses are reinscribed in twentieth century literature and contemporary cultural artifacts. Rereadings and rewritings, archives and mapping are the key connecting words of her research.

She is the author of Buenos Aires y las provincias: relatos para desarmar (Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2014), and Argentina-s: Ricardo Piglia dialoga con la generación del 37 en la discontinuidad (Editorial Corregidor, 1999). She is also a creative writer and has published Cruces de Carlota (Alción, 2008), a collection of short stories, and her first novel, St. Louis Blues, is forthcoming. She is also the author of numerous articles on 19th, 20th, and 21st literature and culture in referred journals.Currently, she is working on Provincias Un/Idas.

Her book Buenos Aires y las provincias: relatos para desarmar was awarded the 2015 Premio Humanidades by the Section Studies on the Southern Cone, affiliated to the Latin American Studies Association (LASA); Cruces de Carlota received the University of California-Los Angeles Premio de Literatura Latinoamericana. In Argentina, she was distinguished with the Premio Universidad at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

Her most recently published book by Editorial Beatriz Viterbo in Argentina is tittled Buenos Aires y las provincias: relatos para desarmar (2014) .


"En un gesto innovador, Demaría cuestiona y sutilmente deshace el binarismo “centro y periferia” o “Buenos Aires y las provincias” para mapear un espacio donde el fluir comunicacional y cultural es recíproco entre muchos puntos distintos". Gwen Kirkpatric.

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