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Politics and Public Space in Contemporary Argentine Poetry: The Lyric and the State

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Seminar Room

This book addresses the connection between political themes and literary form in the most recent Argentine poetry. Ben Bollig uses the concepts of “lyric” and “state” as twin coordinates for both an assessment of how Argentinian poets have conceived a political role for their work and how poems come to speak to us about politics. Drawing on concepts from contemporary literary theory, this striking study combines textual analysis with historical research to shed light on the ways in which new modes of circulation help to shape poetry today.

The book's author, Professor Ben Bollig (Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford) will explore the issues raised with:

Maria del Pilar Blanco (Professor in Spanish American Literature, University of Oxford)
Eduardo Posada-Carbo (Professor of History and Politics of Latin America, University of Oxford)
Leigh A. Payne (Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford)

The session will be chaired by Bart van Es (Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford).

Free and all welcome. Lunch will be available from 12.30, with discussion from 13.00-14.00.

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Part of Book at Lunchtime, a fortnightly series of bite size book discussions, with commentators from a range of disciplines.

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Rabyah Khan
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