24. ilb
Evening program: Sept 05 – 14, 2024
Young program: Sept 09 – 18, 2024

Haunting in imaginary spaces: New South American Fantasticism

Two literary positions from South America, twice fantasy: In Ricardo Romero’s »La habitación del presidente« every house has a mysterious room that is only for the president. In »Mandíbula« by Mónica Ojeda, schoolgirls Fernanda and Annelise are eerily alike. They share many things until Fernanda finds herself alone and tied up in an abandoned hut. The authors talk about magical realism and horror today and narrative echoes, from Italo Calvino to H. P. Lovecraft and Steven King to Julio Cortázar.
A cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence »Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective« at Freie Universität Berlin.

Hosted by Hernán D. Caro.

The event will be in Spanish and German.