Conference Schedule 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Magical Realism with Alberto Álvaro Ríos
Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Craft Talk, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre
Tags: Magical Realism
About the Session
The term for magical realism in Spanish is “lo real maravilloso,” or the marvelous real. The emphasis in this phrasing is on the real, though when hearing the expression in English we immediately jump to the magical. In this talk, I’ll address magical realism generally, as well as the culture and writers who have defined it, along with the magical, the marvelous, the real, and the imaginary. I will welcome participants’ experiences and questions about this largely misunderstood literary and arts effort. We’ll talk about García Márquez, Borges, Rulfo, Cortázar, Fuentes, and others, sorting out where they all fit into the field.