Northwestern University

Thu 5:15 PM

Writing/Photographing the Void: Time and Image in the Work of Eduardo Lalo, a Talk with Ana Baez

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 3-535, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Anthony Robinson   847.491.8249

Group: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Category: Academic


An interdisciplinary talk on the work of Puerto Rican writer and visual artist Eduardo Lalo, "Writing/Photographing the Void" engages both the timely and timeless images of Puerto Rico's economic ruin and social dispossession captured by Lalo's photographic camera. Addressing the relation between these images and the author’s consistent thought on the void or nothingness, this talk examines what is at stake in the Eduardo Lalo’s concern with the time of writing and photography.


Ana Baez received her BA from Northwestern University in 2007 and her PhD in Hispanic and Italian Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. Her teaching and research interests include twentieth and twenty-first Hispanic Caribbean, Latin American, and Latinx literary, visual and cultural representations as well as literary and critical theory, new materialism, postcolonial theory, and the politics of literature. Her dissertation, Aesthetic Interruptions: Images, Figures, and Form in Twenty-first Century Hispanic Caribbean Literary and Visual Art, traces contemporary aesthetic challenges to normative conceptions of community in post-1989 literary and visual art of the Hispanic Caribbean. Ana is currently working on two related projects, which delve into the ethics of writing in Hispanic Caribbean aesthetic production, and Latinx literature. Her work has recently been supported by an Andrew W. Mellon fellowship.

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