Book Launch of McOndo Revisited by Dr. Thomas Nulley-Valdés

Book Launch of McOndo Revisited by Dr. Thomas Nulley-Valdés

Please join us to celebrate the publication of McOndo Revisited by Dr. Thomas Nulley-Valdés

The controversial McOndo anthology, edited by Chileans Alberto Fuguet and Sergio Gómez, was envisaged as a forceful contestation of local and global perceptions of Latin American literature, still fixated with exoticized and politicized narratives most especially in the magical realist style.

As the first comprehensive monograph dedicated to the McOndo anthologyMcOndo Revisited rectifies numerous misreadings of the text and reclaims its primarily artistic intentions. Considered by many a commercial and critical failure, McOndo Revisited sheds light on this controversial work and demonstrates its role in historicizing the Latin American Literature-World and indeed becoming a generation defining anthology, even if through a most paradoxical fashion.

About the Author

Dr Thomas Nulley-Valdés is a lecturer in Spanish Studies (Language and Literature) and an emerging scholar of world literature with a focus on Spanish and Latin American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.His areas of research include world literature theories and methodologies, Latin America's historical identity discourse, anthologies and literary canonization, author studies, Latino literature in the USA and Chilean literary history.

Tuesday 31 October 2023
1 - 2 PM, AD Hope Conference Room,  Building 14, Australia National University

Light refreshments provided. Please register for catering purposes.

This event is co-sponsored by the Transnational Research Network (TRN)

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Date & time

Tue 31 Oct 2023, 1–2pm


AD Hope Conference Room 1.28


Dr. Thomas Nulley-Valdés


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