March 9th, 2023 (5pm – 6:30pm Boston) | HYBRID
This event will feature a conversation between Spanish writer Rosa Montero and Marta Pérez-Carbonell––Colgate University Professor and expert in the renowned author’s work––addressing Montero’s career in both fiction and journalism. The session, which allows us to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day, will provide an overview of the author's work, from her celebrated interviews to her recent novels, through her hybrid texts or literary artifacts, as well as the connection between Peninsular and Latin American literature, and Montero's relationship with the U.S. as a result of her various residencies as a visiting professor. A final discussion will follow the conversation between writer and researcher where attendees will be invited to participate both in English and Spanish.
Rosa Montero (1951) was born in Madrid and studied journalism and psychology. Since 1977 she has collaborated with the newspaper El País, where she was editor-in-chief in 1981 and 1982. She published her first novel in 1979, and since then she has published some thirty books, including novels, short stories, biographies, essays, and journalistic compilations. She has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including Spain’s Premio Nacional de Periodismo (1980) and Premio Nacional de las Letras (2017). Her work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.
Marta Pérez-Carbonell is a tenured professor of Peninsular Spanish Literature at Colgate University (New York), where she teaches courses on novels and short stories of contemporary Spain. She received her PhD from the University of London in 2014, where she specialized in the work of Javier Marías. She has published a book on Marías's narrative (Brill, 2016) and numerous articles and essays in various journals on the works of Rosa Montero, Juan José Millás, Issac Rosa, Nuria Labari and Sara Mesa, among others. She is currently preparing a book on Rosa Montero’s hybrid works.