Tuesday, November 30, 2010

State of the Code @UFlorida

Fall 2010 Semester

Guest Lecture by Argentine Author Pola Oloixarac "State of the Code New Military technologies for old literary problems."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Pugh Hall Conference Room 120 Presentation starts at 7:00 p.m.

Pola Oloixarac (1977, Argentina), is an Argentine contemporary writer, essayist, and cultural critic. Recently, she has appeared in the prestigious Granta's list of "Best young Spanish writers." She has become internationally known for her experimental novel Las Teorias Salvajes (Entropia, 2008), which stirred the Argentinean and the international literary circles in the past two years. This novel, published in Argentina and Spain, has been described as recklessly intelligent and "without love," crossing disciplines and genres, and intersecting heterogeneous spaces such as video games and the institutionalization of postmodern warfare. Her talk "State of the Code New Military technologies for old literary problems" will address the effects these ruptures have on our society and their relation to contemporary literature.

Wednesday December 1st 2010 - Group Discussion (morning)

Pugh Hall Conference Room 210

9.30 am -Welcome and Coffee

9.45 am - Presentation and excerpt reading from the author

10.15 am- Impressions and commentaries of themes in Las teorías salvajes by graduate students and invited faculty.

10.45 am -Workshop (open roundtable for Q & A on literary motifs and critical readings(

11.30 am- Closing remakrs by Prof. Carina González

12.pm - 2pm Lunck break

Wednesday December 1st 2010 - Presentation (evening)

Pugh Hall Conference Room 210

7pm am - Open reception

7.15 am - Presentation of Pola Oloixarac by Gerardo Muñoz. “With whom are we at war? On Pola Oloixarac’s dialectics of politics and desire”.

7.30 am- Pola Oloixarac’s academic presentation “State of the code: New military technologies for old literary problems”

8 pm - Q & A from the audience

8.15 pm - Refreshments and conversation

8.30 pm Dinner with the author and participants who RSVP

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