Lectures in Criticism: Rubén Gallo

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September 12th, 2013

Rubén Gallo will deliver the first lecture in the Lectures in Criticism series on Thursday, September 26, at 5 pm in Photonics 906, 8 St. Mary’s Street (across Commonwealth Avenue from Marsh Plaza). The title of his talk is “Sigmund Freud and Octavio Paz: Orientalism and Eroticism.”  A reception will follow the lecture.

Rubén Gallo, an award-winning writer and scholar, is the author of Freud’s Mexico: Into the Wilds of Psychoanalysis (2010), a study of Freud’s fantasies about Mexico.  He has also published Mexican Modernity: the Avant-Garde and the Technological Revolution (2005), about the Mexican avant-garde’s fascination with machines, and two books about Mexico City’s visual culture: New Tendencies in Mexican Art (2004) and The Mexico City Reader (2004).  He is currently at work on a new book, Marcel Proust’s Latin Americans.  He is a member of the board of the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna and in 2009 he was the Freud-Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Psychoanalysis in Austria.  He teaches at Princeton University.

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The Lectures in Criticism series is sponsored by The BU Humanities Center and the Departments of English, Romance Studies, and Modern Languages and Comparative Literature.