Speaker: Ericka Beckman, University of Pennsylvania
Ericka Beckman is associate professor of Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Capital Fictions: The Literature of Latin America's Export Age (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). Her current book project, tentatively titled "Agrarian Questions: Latin American Literature in the Age of Development," examines how twentieth-century literary fiction by authors such as Rosario Castellanos, Juan Rulfo, José Donoso and José María Arguedas registered capitalist transitions in the countryside. Professor Beckman also serves as Graduate Chair of the Department of Hispanic and Portuguese Studies.