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Julio Cortázar and Lord Houghton’s “Everyman” Keats: Vida y Cartas, or Biography in Translation

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 4.30PM

Speaker(s): Dr Olivia Loksing Moy (Lehman College, CUNY)

In the 1950s, the Argentinian author Julio Cortázar introduced Keats’s poems and letters to a Latin American audience, translating Lord Houghton’s seminal Life and Letters of John Keats as Vida y Cartas de John Keats. Olivia Loksing Moy will be joined by her co-translator Marco Ramírez Rojas,for this online seminar on Julio Cortázar’s translations, the Hispanophone reception of John Keats, and a consideration of Keats’s surprising afterlife around the Latin American Boom.  

Dr Olivia Loksing Moy is an Assistant Professor of English at Lehman College, CUNY, where she specializes in nineteenth-century British literature with interests in Romantic and poetry; poetic theory; and Gothic literature. She is Director of Lehman's English Honors Program, Associate Director of the Lehman Scholars Program and the Macaulay Honors College. She also serves as faculty on the (Dis)ability Studies minor, faculty advisor for the Lehman LGBTQ+ Alliance, and director of The CUNY Rare Book Scholars. Her essays and articles have been published in Comparative LiteratureVictorian PoetryVictorian StudiesWomen's WritingStudies in RomanticismRomantic Circles, and The Keats Letters Project. She was named a 2019 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson Foundation) and is the recipient of a Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. research grant from the Keats-Shelley Association of America. She serves as Vice President of the Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA). Along with Dhipinder Walia, she is co-organizer of the Activism in Academia Symposia.

Dr Olivia Loksing Moy was the winner of the Bigger 6 | CECS article prize, which was awarded for the best article from 2020 in Romantic studies by an emerging scholar of colour.

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Image: John Keats by William Hilton, after Joseph Severn oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 182230 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm). National Portrait Gallery

Location: Zoom