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JM Coetzee Presents a Seminar on Ivan Vladislavic and Zoe Wicomb at the National University of San Martin in Argentina

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JM Coetzee is at the National University of San Martin (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to present a seminar on the works of Ivan Vladislavić and Zoë Wicomb.

The seminar – which is free – is part of the Chair Coetzee: South Literatures series at the university, which was launched in April this year with a “Literature of Australia” class, led by Coetzee, on the work of Nicholas Jose and Gail Jones.

UNSAM describes the series as “a forum for exchange between authors, literary critics, researchers and teachers from Africa, Australia and Latin America, as well as other southern regions”. As part of the seminar, which is taking place between 14 and 25 September, the UNSAM imprint Edita has published a book containing texts by Vladislavić and Wicomb, previously unpublished in Spanish.

 
From UNSAM (originally in Spanish, translated by Google):

The direction of the Chair Coetzee is linked to the ease with which the literature connects worlds, distant and unknown to be. Thus, their activities promoting the composition of a more real, more open to experience and background are by perhaps closer to us image, and constitute an experience of encounter between the worlds of the south. In this sense, it is an outstanding space of the university in their quest to establish a program of South-South cultural exchange, with other initiatives such as the Global South Program.

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