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Course to be taught by CLAS Visiting Scholar
Diamela Eltit

Diamela Eltit
Literary Writing Workshop

This writing workshop will be taught in Spanish and will cover the nuances of creative writing. Students' writing samples will be discussed and analyzed by the group with three students' texts covered each class. Through this group format, the basic conceptualizations of the art of literat ure will be constructed.

Diamela Eltit is one of Latin America's most daring and experimental writers and is highly regarded for her avant-garde initiatives in the world of letters. Author of nine novels, Eltit began her engagement with literature during the years of Pinochet rule when she participated in the neo-vanguard, staging art actions against the dictatorship, and published her first novels, Lumpérica (1983) and Por la patria (1986) to universal acclaim. She has been honored repeatedly by international literary organizations, among them the Modern Language Association in the United States and Casa de las Americas in Havana, which last year sponsored a week long conference on her work. She has also held posts as writer-in-residence at Brown, Yale, Washington University, and Columbia, and came to Berkeley several years ago as a Regents' Lecturer.


The workshop will be limited to 12 participants. Applicants should contact the Department of Spanish & Portuguese for application procedures.



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