Latin(x)Club Open Discussion Event on "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" by Argentine Writer Jorge Luis Borges
Friday, February 26, 20211:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Latin(x)Club of Bard College Berlin welcomes OSUN members to an open discussion with Luis Miguel Isava, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Emory University, Atlanta, USA), on the enigmatic short story "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, considered by many the greatest Spanish-language writer of the twentieth century. In this conversation, we will explore the metaphysical complexities in the story with the help of Isava, whose fields of study are poetry and contemporary poetics, relationships between literature and philosophy, theory, aesthetics and film studies.
The event will take place in Spanish, but all interested students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members throughout the Open Society University Network and Bard International Network Partners are welcomed to join. The conversation will stem from the principle that the attendants will already be familiar with the story, which means that reading it in advance is encouraged but feel free to join even if you haven’t had the time.
About Latin(x)Club:Latin(x)Club wants to create a safe and sustainable space for the Latin American community across the OSUN Network using Bard College Berlin as a basis. This collective originates from the need to bring together the growing Latin American student body. We want to create a safe space to share our passion for our cultures and our personal experience of relocation. To continue this conversation across geographies and disciplines, we will host events open to the entire network inviting guest speakers to help us broaden our understanding of the region using literature, performance art, politics, theater, mix-media, among other cultural manifestations. The following event is the first of our international events open to the entire OSUN community.
Read the Borges story in Spanish
Read the Borges story in English
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