CWS Series | Conversation about the work of Argentine writer María Moreno
Venue: KJCC Auditorium / 53 Washington Square South, NYC
Reception to Follow
Conversation about the work of Argentine writer María Moreno. Featuring the author and Germán Garrido, Borough of Manhattan Community College.
María Moreno is a journalist and essayist. She has written the novel El affair Skeffington (1992), the books of essays A tontas y a locas (2001), El fin del sexo y otras mentiras (2002) and Subrayados (2013); and the non-fiction books El petiso orejudo (1994), Vida de vivos (2005), Banco a la sombra (2007) and La comuna de Buenos Aires (2011). In 2016 she published Black Out (her autobiography) for which she received the Critics’ Prize of the Book Fair, in 2018. She was secretary of the newspaper Tiempo Argentino where she created the supplement La Mujer and founded Alfonsina, the first feminist newspaper of the period democratic. In 2005 she created the program Portarretros for the Ciudad Abierta channel. During 2015, she was a scriptwriter and host of the program La patria a cuadros broadcast by Argentina’s public TV. Among others, she has received the NEXO Prize, for her articles on sexual minorities and anti-discrimination; and the Gugghengeim Scholarship to investigate politics and sexuality in the militancies of the seventies. She is the co-founder of El teje, the first Latin American transvestite newspaper.
Germán Garrido is an Assistant Professor in the Modern Languages Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY). His research interests include contemporary Latin American literature and culture, transnational studies, and queer theory. His current book project, “La Internacional Argentina: las cosmopolíticas queer de Copi, Néstor Perlongher y María Moreno (1971-1992),” [The Argentine International: the queer cosmopolitics of Copi, Néstor Perlongher y María Moreno (1971-1992)] explores the aesthetic and political potentials of traveling and migrant queer communities, examining these writers’ literary output alongside their involvement in queer and feminist activism. Germán’s essays have appeared in Un Cuarto Propio, Catedral Tomada, and _Escena: Revista de las Artes de la Universidad de Costa Rica_and in _The Cambridge History of Latin American Women’s Literature_ (Ileana Rodríguez and Mónica Szurmuk, eds., Cambridge UP, 2015).