Lecture by Keynote speaker Hugo Gutiérrez Vega. Inaugural lecture of the seminar, "Letras de la Revolución" (Literature of the Mexican Revolution.
Hugo Gutiérrez Vega was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco on February 20, 1934. He is a poet, essayist actor and diplomat. During his extensive career he has published more than eighteen books of poetry, which have been compiled in the volumes entitled, Las peregrinaciones del deseo. Poesía reunida 1966–1985 (1987) and Nuevas peregrinaciones (1994).
As a member of the Mexican Foreign Service, he represented his country for 33 years as a cultural attaché and consul general in countries such as the United States, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Romania, Lebanon, Cyprus, Moldova and Puerto Rico, and was the Mexican Ambassador to Greece from 1987 to 1994.
He has also held important positions in a number of university institutions and cultural promotion organizations. Among the distinctions he has received are the Premio Nacional de Poesía Aguascalientes (1975), the Premio de Letras (Jalisco, 1994), the Premio Nacional de Periodismo en Difusión Cultural (1999), and more recently he was awarded the Premio Iberoamericano de Poesía “Ramón López Velarde” 2001, the Premio de Poesía Xavier Villaurrutia, the Medalla de
Oro from INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts) and an honorary doctorate from the Autonomous University of Querétaro.
His poetry has been translated into English, French, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese, Greek and Turkish. He is the current editor of “La Jornada Semanal,” the cultural supplement of the newspaper La Jornada.
The seminar "Letras de la Revolucion" will offer an overview of works by Mexican writers produced after the start of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Participants will discuss literature as a fundamental means of human expression that is vital to culture and history and will analyze prose from the period of the Mexican Revolution as well as its subsequent poetry.
The 15 hour seminar is free but prior registration is required . It will be conducted in Spanish. For more information please download the seminar's program.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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