Speaker: Héctor Hoyos, Stanford University
Héctor Hoyos is Associate Professor of Latin American literature at Stanford University. He holds a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University, and degrees in Philosophy and Literature from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. His book, Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel (Columbia UP, 2015), examines post-1989 Latin American novels of globalization and their relevance for world literature. He edited the special journal issues "Theories of the Contemporary in South America" for Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2014) and “La cultura material en las literaturas y cultura iberoamericanas de hoy” for Cuadernos de literatura (2016). His latest monograph, for which he received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, develops the concept of transculturation as a way of integrating new and historical strands of materialism in the study of narrative: Things with a History: Transcultural Materialism and the Literatures of Extraction in Contemporary Latin America (Columbia UP, 2019).