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“What Cuban Literature? An Approach to Mediatization in the 21st Century”

location icon for event Event Location: Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119 time icon for event Event Time: Thursday, October 5, 2023: 5 pm
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In this presentation, Dainerys Machado Vento will discuss the mediatic circulation of Cuban literature outside the island as a case study to understand a process like mediatization. She will focus on analyzing the general characteristics of international mediatization of Cuban literature from 2006 to 2018. Questions that will be posed during her talk include which authors and topics became synonymous with Cuban literature during that period? and, how did political context and technology influence their mediatization? Machado Vento is a Cuban author, editor, and scholar. She holds a Ph.D. in literary, cultural, and linguistic studies from the University of Miami and an M.A. in Hispanic American Literature from El Colegio de San Luis A.C., Mexico. She is the author of Las noventa Habanas (2019) and Retratos de la orilla (2022), two short-story collections. She is also the author of “Los muchachos en Trumplandia” (2023), an essay about pop culture and politics in the series The Boys. In 2021, she was named one of the world’s best young Spanish-language writers by the literary magazine, Granta. Her work has been translated into English, Italian, and Portuguese.