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October 13, 2015

Prof. Carlos Aguirre publishes book on Censorship and Latin American Literary Boom

CarlosAguirreLaciudadylosperrosLPG-640x441Ciudad y Perros Biografia Former director of Latin American Studies at UO, Professor Carlos Aguirre (History) has published a new book entitled La ciudad y los perros. Biografía de una novela (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2015). This is a groundbreaking archival study that reconstructs the process of censorship and the difficulties experienced by Peruvian writer Vargas Llosa at the time of publishing his first novel in Franco’s Spain in 1963. Aguirre sets out to investigate the historical and cultural conditions that make possible the “manufacture” of a literary classic. He looks at the transnational networks of intellectuals and literary agents, political factions, potential diplomatic conflicts and the background tensions of the Cold War in the immediate aftermath of the Cuban Revolution.

You can read an interview with Prof. Aguirre by Luis Rodríguez Pastor here.

November 17, 2013

Che Guevara: The Man Behind the Myth

Lecture by Carlos Aguirre

Saturday, November 23, 2013

2:00 pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

More than 45 years after his death in Bolivia, Che Guevara continues to both inspire efforts towards social justice around the world and spark fierce discussions about his life and legacy. This lecture will revisit his place in history and will provide a nuanced assessment of his political and cultural significance today.

This talk is offered in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Korda and the Revolutionary Image” that will be on display through January 26, 2014.

Carlos Aguirre is a Professor in the UO Department of History and Director of the Latin American Studies Program.