April 15, 3:00 PM, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk Spanish and Portuguese distinguished lecture series the writings of Mario Vargas Llosa.
Braulio Munoz is the Centennial Professor at Swarthmore College and a sociologist, critic and creative writer. He has written, among others, the following books: Songs of the Wind: The Search for Identity in Spanish American Indian Literature (Rutgers U P, 1982), Tensions in Social Theory: Groundwork for a Future Moral Sociology (Loyola U P, 1993), Huairapamushcas: La Búsqueda de la Identidad en la Novela Indigenista Hispanoamericana (Ediciones de la Universidad de la Frontera, 1996), A Storyteller: Vargas Llosa Between Civilization and Barbarism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), Alejandro y los Pescadores de Tancay (Andrea Lippolis Editore, 2004), The Peruvian Notebooks (U of Arizona P, 2006), Los Apuntes de Alejandro (Río Santa Editores, 2009), El Misha (Gorèe, 2010), Looking North: Latin American Images of the United States (U of Arizona P, forthcoming). He has published numerous scholarly articles with prominent outlets within and outside the U.S. In 2009, he was the recipient of the International Latino Book Award –First Prize— in New York. Today he will speak at Paley Library as part of the speaking series on the work of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa. This program is sponsored by the Libraries, the Society of Spanish and Spanish American Studies, the Provost, the Senior Vice Provost for Research, Spanish and Portuguese/CLA, Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, and CHAT.