Jorge Fornet

Position
Visiting Associate Research Scholar (November 2019)
Office
336 Burr Hall
Bio/Description

JORGE FORNET is Chair of the Centro de Investigaciones Literarias of Casa de las Américas (Havana, Cuba) and co-director of the Casa de las Américas journal. He is also a member of the Academia Cubana de la Lengua. He graduated with a BA in Literature from the University of Havana and completed his MA and Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature at El Colegio de México. Fornet was the Miguel de Unamuno Chair at the Universidad de Salamanca and has been a visiting professor at Universidad Veracruzana, Universidad de Chile, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, Universitá La Sapienza (Rome), Universitá di Cagliari, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Northwestern University. He has authored numerous books including Reescrituras de la memoria; novela femenina y revolución en México (1994), La pesadilla de la verdad (1998), El escritor y la tradición; en torno a la poética de Ricardo Piglia (2005), ¿Para qué sirven los jarrones del Palacio de Invierno? (2006), Los nuevos paradigmas. Prólogo narrativo al siglo XXI (2006), El 71: anatomía de una crisis (2013), Elogio de la incertidumbre (2014), and most recently Un viejo cuento de Jack London y otros ensayos (2016) and Salvar el fuego. Notas sobre la nueva narrativa latinoamericana (2016). During his visiting fellowship at PLAS, Fornet will do research on the relations between the intellectual and the revolution in times of crisis, focusing on the controversy sparked by the documentary PM (1961).