Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series presents Hector Hoyos on March 19

March 14, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hector Hoyos, associate professor of Latin American literature at Stanford University, will present “Meat, or, the Freeplay of Signifiers” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, March 19, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Hoyos holds a doctorate in romance studies from Cornell University, and degrees in philosophy and literature from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. His book, “Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel,” examines post-1989 Latin American novels of globalization and their relevance for world literature. He edited the special journal issues "Theories of the Contemporary in South America" for Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2014) and “La cultura material en las literaturas y cultura iberoamericanas de hoy” for Cuadernos de literatura (2016). His current manuscript, for which he has received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, develops the concept of transculturation as a way of integrating new and historical strands of materialism in the study of narrative.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. — coffee and light lunch fare are provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Global Studies.       

Last Updated March 14, 2018