Centennial Scholars Lecture on Peruvian Poet
Sep 12, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DAWN RUDE, administrative assistant, Academic Affairs
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CENTENNIAL SCHOLARS LECTURE EXAMINES PERUVIAN POET
Dr. Eduardo Gargurevich, professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, will present the first Centennial Scholars Lecture of the academic year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Birkeland Alumni Lounge. The lecture, “Life and Poetry in Alejandro Romualdo,” is free and open to the public.
At the request of Peruvian Alejandro Romualdo’s family, Gargurevich went through Romualdo’s papers, manuscripts, books and pictures placed in boxes after his sudden death. One of the most important contemporary Latin American Poets, Romualdo’s writing is characterized by constant esthetic renewal, yet his life was marked by a series of political as well as poetic events that situated him as a leftist poet.
Gargurevich will introduce Romualdo, give a quick overview of his life and poetry then discuss “the archeology of a poem” by reviewing the different versions of the published product. He’ll also discuss Romualdo’s participation in a famous debate on Cesar Vallejo, maybe the most famous Peruvian poet to date.