Agony and Ecstasy: Baroque Emotion in 'Love in the Time of Cholera'
Dr. Lois Parkinson Zamora is a leader in the comparative study of literature of the Americas. Her most recent book, The Inordinate Eye: New World Baroque and Latin American Fiction (University of Chicago Press, 2006), is a comparative study of New World Baroque art, architecture and literature. This book was awarded The Harry Levin Prize by the American Comparative Literature Association for the best book in comparative literary studies published during 2006 and 2007. She is Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature. She has served the University of Houston as Dean of the College from 1996 to1999, was awarded the John and Rebecca Moores Distinguished Professorship, and is the founding chairperson of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston. Professor Zamora comes to Northwest College for our fall semester celebration and tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel- Prize winning Colombian author who died earlier this year. Dr. Zamora spent two and a half years in Colombia as a Peace Corps volunteer in the village of Quimbaya in a rural community development project. While there, she not only learned Spanish, began to read writers and poets from the region, and was introduced to “One Hundred Days of Solitude” by an unknown Marquez. Link: http://www.uh.edu/class//ccs/people/lois-zamora/…Read more Less…