Since its publication in 2007, Josefina Ludmer’s "Literaturas posautónomas" has become a key text in the study of contemporary Latin American literature. Using a variety of approaches , the notion of post autonomy has been incorporated into a number of debates, adapting it to specific critical approaches and questioning its limits. In this conference, Josefina Ludmer and Reinaldo Laddaga will examine the transformations Latin American literature has gone through in a historical context, through the lens of these debates about literary autonomy. The notions of time, space, subject, community, fiction and reality will be interrogated, comparing what Ludmer calls the “writings of the present” with the classics of the 20th century.
"Avatares de la Autonomía" is sponsored by NYU's Spanish Department and is co-sponsored by the Comparative Literature Department along with other university departments.