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March 30, 2017

IPFW Presents Public Lecture by Cornell University's Bruno Bosteels: "The Poverty of Literature"

IPFW Presents Public Lecture by Cornell University's Bruno Bosteels:
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Bruno Bosteels, professor of romance studies at Cornell University and a visiting professor in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Columbia University, will present new work on Mexican author Juan Rulfo’s short story collection, The Burning Plain. The public lecture will take place April 5 at 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101 at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The event is free, and is part of the Indiana University Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society seminar series, “Moral Thinking in Artworks of Economic Failure and Economic Success.” It is cosponsored by IPFW's Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English and Linguistics, and Department of International Language and Culture Studies.

Bruno Bosteels has authored several books, including Badiou and Politics (Duke University Press, 2011), The Actuality of Communism (Verso, 2011), and Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis, and Religion in Times of Terror (Verso, 2012). Bosteels has also written numerous translations and dozens of articles on European philosophy, political theory, and Latin American literature and culture. He has served as editor of the academic journal diacritics.

For more information, contact Andrew Kopec, assistant professor of English, at 260-481-6763 or kopeca@ipfw.edu or Stephen Buttes, assistant professor of Spanish and culture studies, at 260-481-6630 or buttess@ipfw.edu

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