“100 años de Juan Rulfo, puente entre Joyce y García Márquez” will explore the relationship between the literary work of Juan Rulfo, James Joyce and Gabriel García Márquez. The conversation will be leaded by three academic experts on each author: Chandra Bhushan Choubey (Tecnológico de Monterrey), Thomas O’Grady (University of Massachusetts Boston), and Emilio Sauri (University of Massachusetts Boston).

Dr. Chandra Choubey leads the development of academic talent at the Tecnológico de Monterrey High School. He is creator of the Educational Program "PAS" which has had impact in several educational institutions. The Honorable World Academy of Education awarded Chandra with the Doctor Honoris Causa in 2014 and The Honorable Academician of Iberoamerica in 2015. He is the author of “Juan Rulfo: the Llano still in flames and the souls in pain” and “From Belly to Death: The Journey of Life.”

Emilio Sauri is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His research focuses on literature and visual art from Latin America and the United States, and reads these in relation to the development of the global economy from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first. In addition to publishing widely on contemporary Latin American fiction, he has coedited a collection of essays titled Literature and the Global Contemporary (2017), another titled Literary Materialisms (2013), as well as a special issue of the journal nonsite on Latin American literature and theory. He is currently at work on a monograph on literature and the ends of autonomy in the Americas (forthcoming 2018).

Thomas O’Grady has been Director of Irish Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 1984.  His writing on Irish literary and cultural matters has been published in scholarly journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including: Éire-Ireland, Studies, Irish University Review, Studies in the Novel, Études Irlandaises, New Hibernia Review and James Joyce Quarterly.  His recent work includes an article on Jorge Luis Borges and James Joyce, forthcoming in Joyce Studies Annual.


Organized by the Observatorio of the Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston.

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