Transatlantic Transculturation: Miguel Barnet and the Galician Diaspora in Cuba, Lecture by José Colmeiro
Thursday, 20 November 2008, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m
Troy Moore Library (939 GCB)
Join José Colmeiro for an analysis of the representation of Galician migrants in the novel Gallego (‘Galician’, 1981) by Cuban author Miguel Barnet, one of the founders of the Latin American testimonial novel, as it explores the construction of Galician cultural identity in the diaspora to the new world.
Dr. Colmeiro received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in Hispanic Languages and Literatures. His research includes Galician literature, gay studies, and Hispanic transatlantic studies. He has published some 40 articles and book chapters on Spanish and comparative literature, Hispanic cultural studies and popular culture and cinema, including three single-authored books: on Spanish detective fiction (La novela policiaca española); on historical memory in modern Spain (Memoria historica e identidad cultural); and on Manuel Vázquez Montalbán's fiction (Crónica del desencanto), which won the "Letras de Oro" prize for best book essay in 1995. He has also edited one book (Las hermanas coloradas) and co-edited another (Spain Today: Essays on Literature, Culture and Society).