On February 16, 2023 C.IAS' Fulbright specialist and GUSEGG lecturer Marjorie Agosín discussed memoir writing and Jewish Life in Chile at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Taumbman Endowed Symposium.
A recording of Prof. Agosín's talk titled "A Cross and a Star: Reflections on Memoir Writing and Jewish Life in Chile" is availalbe at the UCSB website.
Marjorie Agosín is a Chilean-American award-winning poet, human rights activist and novelist. She has been teaching at Wellesley College in Massachusetts for 30 years on various subjects such as Women Writers of Latin America and the writer and human rights in the Americas. She has authored nearly 50 books of poetry, memoir, essay, and the award-winning novel I Lived in Butterfly Hill. Marjorie Agosín is the recipient of many awards, as well as honorary doctorates. The Government of Chile awarded her the Gabriela Mistral lifetime achievement and the United Nations awarded her the Leadership award. In the field of literature, her novel received many awards, among them the Pura Belpre award granted by the American Library Association.
Prof. Agosín will be visiting the Center for Inter-American Studies of the University of Graz as Fulbright Specialist in June 2023. She will also return to the Graz International Summer School Seggau in June 2023, where she will teach the creative writing seminar.