A talk, in Spanish, by Javier Pérez Andújar, Spanish author and critic
COME LEARN ABOUT SPANISH PULP FICTION!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
116 Folwell Hall
In this talk, Javier Pérez Andújar will explain the history and development of one of the main literary expressions of mass culture in contemporary Spain: the "novela de quiosco" (similar to so-called "pulp fiction" in English).
Pérez Andújar will trace the relations of this kind of literature to broader cultural and social trends, highlighting the differences among its many sub-genres (such as westerns, war tales, science fiction, thrillers, and sentimental fiction), and their different ways of engaging with changing socio-historical realities over time.
Javier Pérez Andújar (Sant Adrià de Besòs, 1965) is the author of the novels Los principes valientes (2007), Todo lo que se llevó el diablo (2010) and Paseos con mi madre (2011). He has also written the non-fiction works Catalanes todos; las 15 visitas de Franco a Cataluña (2002) and Salvador Dalí: A la conquista de lo irracional (2003) and edited the anthologies of fantastic short stories Vosotros los que leéis aún estáis entre los vivos (2005) and La vida no vale nada (2008). He currently writes literary articles and short stories for the Catalan edition of El País and contributes toL'hora del lector, a Catalan television literary program.
Free and open to the public -- Light refreshments served
Sponsored by: Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, and European Studies Consortium.