International Colloquium - New approaches to the work of Abel Posse

Tue 16 Nov 2021 7:30pmWed 17 Nov 2021 11:00pm



With specialists from North and South America, Europe and Australia, on November 16 and 17, an international virtual colloquium will be held on the work of the distinguished Argentine novelist Abel Posse (1934), one of the most important of his generation and internationally recognized.

View program here

Abel Posse is a typical example of the Argentine and Latin American writer who throughout his extensive literary career has written poetry, published some fourteen novels, two memoirs, and seven collections of essays on domestic and international politics, including culture and literature. His novels have been translated into seventeen languages.  A career diplomat spanning forty years and a public intellectual, this is a narrator who lives between worlds. Two of his novels have been translated into English: The Dogs of Paradise (1983) and Daimon (1978). His memoirs Vivir Venecia  (Eng. Trans: “Living Venice) is currently being translated into English, and will be published in 2022. It is an account of his years as Consul General in Venice and of his encounters with writers and artists, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Joseph Brodsky, Andy Warhol, Ernesto Sabato, Alejo Carpentier, among others

He belongs to the generation of the Latin American boom, which was made up of such luminaries as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa.

The colloquium, to be conducted in Spanish, is a collaboration organized by Dr Roberto H. Esposto of the Spanish and Latin American Studies Program at SLC and Dr. Romain Magras de la Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale (France).

The session will be broadcast on YouTube:

The program contains all the sessions times and papers to be delivered, together with a Q&A with the author Abel Posse himself.

This is the link to the colloquium site at the la Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale and will be presented entirely in Spanish: