Literary Journalism and Latin American Wars, Program

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“Literary Journalism and Latin American Wars: Revolutions, Retributions, Resignations”
13-14  June  2016
Wolfson College, University of Oxford


Monday,   13 June 2016
8:30   Welcome   Seminar Room 2
9:00  Opening Remarks John S. Bak Université de Lorraine, France
9:15–10:15   Session 1: European Literary Journalists in Latin America Chair: John S. Bak
  “Ryszard Kapuściński in Latin America/Latin America in Kapuścińskiʼs Writing” Aleksandra Wiktorowska, Independent Scholar, Poland
  “‘I suppose pessimism is the doubtful privilege of an outsider with a return ticket’: Graham Greene in Latin America” Maurice Walsh, Brunel University London, England
10:15–10:30    Coffee Break Seminar Room 2
10:30–12:00 Keynote Address

“From ¡Basta ya! To Nunca más: How Latin American Narrative Journalists Tell the Regional Wars and Help Build Post-conflict Societies”

Roberto Herrscher Rovira, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
12:00–14:00    Lunch Dining Hall
14:00–15:00    Session 2: Investigative Literary Journalism and the Sociedades Cerradas  Chair: Maurice Walsh
  “Journalists at Work: Information and Storytelling in Times of Uncertainty” Liliana Chávez Díaz, University of Cambridge, England
  “Under Journalism’s Shadow: Martín Luis Guzmán and the Ethical Imperative of the Mexican Revolution” Viviane Mahieux, University of California, Irvine, USA
15:00–15:15      Coffee Break  
15:15–16:15   Session 3: Violence and Drugs in Mexican Literary Journalism Chair: Mateus Yuri Passos, Faculdade Cásper Líbero, São Paulo, Brazil
  Narco-crónicas, Performativity and the Costumbrismo of Globalization” Ignacio Corona, The Ohio State University, USA
  “Literary Journalism and Social Conflict in Mexico in the Chronicles of Charles Bowden and Judith Torrea” Juan Antonio García Galindo & Antonio Cuartero, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
16:15–16:30      Coffee Break  
19:00–20:30    Dinner Dining Hall
Tuesday   14 June 2016
9:30–10:30    Session 4: Periodismo literario and Ibéro-American Dictatorships Chair: Liliana Chávez Díaz, University of Cambridge, England
  “Fernando Morais & Ignácio de Loyola Brandão: Two Trips to Cuba and the Criticism against the Brazilian Dictatorship” Mateus Yuri Passos, Faculdade Cásper Líbero, São Paulo, Brazil
  “Iberian Literary Journalism and its Relation with South American Authoritarian Governments” Manuel João de Carvalho Coutinho, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
10:30–10:45    Coffee Break  
10:45–12:00 Session 5: Literary Journalism’s Latin American Gazes and Guises Chair: Roberto Herrscher Rovira
  “Colombia though Pirry’s Eyes: Denunciation and Hope from the Hand of Television Journalism” Margarita Navarro Pérez, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
  “Salvadoran Literary Journalists during El Salvador’s Violent Decades” Rebecca O’Neil, Saint Mary’s College, USA
12:00–14:00    Lunch Dining Hall
14:30–16:30 Punting on the Cherwell River Cherwell Boathouse