In this talk, Ana María Shua will cover microfiction in Latin America, a genre dating back to the first decades of the twentieth century. She discusses the 1955 anthology of Borges and Bioy Casares, writers from the South of the continent, as well as the works of Arreola and Monterroso from the North. She mentions the development of the genre over the past thirty years and also introduces the question of the place of origin of microfiction in Spanish: whether Latin America or Spain can lay claim to it. Other topics discussed will include the influence of European authors and the difference between the microfiction genre in Latin America and the USA.
In cooperation the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and the Spanish section of the University of Iceland.
The lecture will be held in English.