Fulbright Fellow Héctor M. Leyva, to give lecture on February 9th “Marvelous Country, Precious and Horrible: Honduras through Travel Writing from the Nineteenth Century”
Travel books from the past have the appeal of communicating vivid experiences of places and people, especially exotic or from remote locations. The analysis of such books written on Honduras during the nineteenth century clearly shows the influence of the romantic aesthetics distinctive of the period. Deeply moving and sometimes contradictory images bring to life a country of dreams and nightmares. This research explores the many transfigurations of the country through travel writing and the possibility of an alternative reading on the threshold between reality and fiction.
Thursday, February 9, at 12:00 PM
Location: LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington DCFor more information, contact the Kluge Center at (202) 707-3302. Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
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