Archive for November, 2012

Alicia Ramos Mesonero received her doctorate in Spanish Philology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is currently a professor at Saint Louis University in Madrid. Born and raised in the aftermath of the Spanish post-war society, Dr. Ramos has witnessed the transformation following “El Caudillo’s” 36-year rule, which was dominated by an authoritarianism that […]


Are your literary tastes similar to gastronomic ones? Arthur Krystal, a writer for The New Yorker, explains: “For the longest time, there was little ambiguity between literary fiction and genre fiction: one was good for you, one simply tasted good.” To read the entire article visit: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2012/05/28/120528crat_atlarge_krystal?currentPage=all Gary Gutting, a professor of philosophy, extends Krystal’s […]


“Escribe para saber, no porque sabes..” Andrés Neuman began his lecture humoring the room and explaining, “Quiero estar de pie, no es síndrome de hombre bajito, pero bueno.” He continued, launching into an hour and 15-minute dialogue powered by questions from students seeking understanding and revelation in the short stories and “microrrelatos” of his book, […]


Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections, as well as two plays, several works of criticism, and 11 translations, including an authoritative 1999 translation of Beowulf. He has lectured at Harvard and Oxford Universities, and has a center of English literatures named for him at Queen’s University Belfast. Heaney lives […]