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The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Museum is thrilled to welcome Álvaro Enrigue to campus to talk about the historical use of humor in modern Mexican writing as a subversive poltical tool. This talk is presented on the occasion of "José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico," which is currently on view at the museum until October 1st, 2023.

About the Speaker: Álvaro Enrigue (b. 1969) is an award-winning Mexican novelist, short-story writer, and essayist, who is described as writing in the Latin American tradition of Jorge Luis Borges and Roberto Bolaño. Of one particular novel, Carlos Fuentes wrote, “the work belongs to Max Planck's quantum universe rather than the relativistic universe of Albert Einstein: a world of coexisting fields in constant interaction and whose particles are created or destroyed in the same act.”

Enrigue has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Maryland. He is currently a professor at Hofstra University, where he teaches courses on Cervantes’ Don Quixote, “Soccer as a Fine Art”, and contemporary Latin American Literature and culture. He was born in Mexico and lives in New York City.

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