Prof. Sylvia Molloy

Sylvia Molloy currently holds the Albert Schweitzer Chair in Humanities at New York University, where she lectures in Latin American and Comparative literatures. She has published extensively on nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin American literatures and cultures. Her critical work includes La Diffusion de la littérature hispano-américaine en France au XXe siècle (1972), Las letras de Borges (1979),  At Face Value: Autobiographical Writing in Spanish America (1991) and edited volumes such as Hispanisms and Homosexualities (1998) and Poéticas de la distancia. Adentro y afuera de la literatura argentina (2006). Additionally she is the author of two novels, En breve cárcel (1981) and El común olvido (2002), as well as a collection of short stories. A former fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment of Humanities and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, she has also served as president of the Modern Language Association of America and the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana.

Professor Molloy will be giving a keynote on “Resilient Ghosts: Dislocated Memory and the Urge to Return”, on Thursday 21st February in the Council Room.