Bruno Bosteels is Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including Badiou and Politics (Duke University Press, 2011), The Actuality of Communism (Verso, 2011) and Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis and Religion in Times of Terror (Verso, 2012), as well as numerous translations and dozens of articles on European philosophy, political theory and Latin American literature and culture. He has served as editor of the academic journal Diacritics. As part of the Indiana University Consortium on the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society seminar series, “Moral Thinking in Artworks of Economic Failure and Economic Success,” Professor Bosteels will be presenting “The Poverty of Literature,” a talk featuring new work on Mexican author Juan Rulfo’s short story collection The Burning Plain. Contact Andrew Kopec (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Steve Buttes (email@example.com) for more information.
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