University of Pittsburgh
October 10, 2005

Pitt to Host Colloquium on Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism Oct. 21-22

Literary and cultural critics will address the relationship between ethics and literature
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures will bring some of the most cutting-edge literary and cultural critics to Pittsburgh for a two-day colloquium titled Reading Otherwise: The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism from Oct. 21 through 22 at 2500-2501 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland.

Conference participants will explore the relationship between ethics and literature. The event runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Topics include politics of the thriller and academic writing in the blogosphere.

Invited faculty speakers are Idelber Avelar, Tulane University and Universidad de Chile; Gabriela Basterra, New York University and Collège International de Philosophie; Bruno Bosteels, Cornell University; Esther Gabara, Duke University; Francine Masiello, University of California, Berkeley; Alberto Moreiras, Duke University; Gabriel Riera, Princeton University; Doris Sommer, Harvard University; and writer Sergio Chejfec of Buenos Aires and New York.

The event is cosponsored by Pitt's Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean, University Center for International Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Office of the Provost, and School of Arts and Sciences.

For more information and a complete conference schedule, visit the Web site or contact Erin Graff Zivin at