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Luis Hernán Castañeda: A Peruvian Writer in the Green Mountains
October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A talk by writer Luis Hernán Castañeda, who will discuss his own literary work and perspective as a Peruvian writer living in Vermont since 2012.
Born in Lima, Castañeda started his literary career in 2004 with the novel “Casa de Islandia,” published by the independent press Estruendomudo. In 2006, he came to the United States to pursue graduate studies in Latin American literature, and is now an associate professor of Luso-Hispanic studies at Middlebury College. He will address issues of style, personal themes, multiple identities, and home and displacement. In the second part, he will present one of his latest projects: an anthology of Peruvian writers living in the U.S., “Cuentos de ida y vuelta: 17 narradores peruanos en Estados Unidos” (Peisa, 2019), co-edited with writer and professor of Spanish Carlos Villacorta Gonzáles.
This is the third talk for UMaine Unido, the new Rising Tide Professorship initiative on Latinos in academia.