«From Hummingbirds to Shiraz: Paraguayan Literature from an Australian Perspective»
The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies, School of Literature Languages and Linguistics, ANU and the Embassy of Paraguay present:
6.00pm Thursday 4 June
Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 4
Australian National University
Australia has a presence in Paraguayan history and culture. Australian Utopia-seekers founded two colonies in Paraguay at the end of the nineteenth century. One of their descendants became Paraguay’s outstanding anthropologist. Drawing upon these connections, this lecture establishes unexpected and provocative parallels between the literatures and cultures of Paraguay.
Roy C. Boland is Honorary Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. His books include Oedipus and the Papa State: A Study of Individual and Social Psychology in Mario Vargas Llosa’s Novels of Peruvian Reality (1988), Culture and Customs of El Salvador (2001), and Una rara comedia. Visión y revisión de las novelas de Mario Vargas Llosa (2003). He is the general editor of Antipodas, Journal of Hispanic and Galician Studies, and Associate Editor of LANTANA, Journal of Australian and New Zealand Studies, published in the University of Coruña, Spain. In 2009 he was awarded the Cross of the Order of Isabel la Católica by the King of Spain, for his contributions to Hispanism.
The seminar will be followed by light food and beverages through the kind support of the Embassy of Paraguay. Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.