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Valeria Luiselli and the Aesthetics of Education

Wednesday 3 June 2020, 4.30PM

Speaker(s): Alexandra Kingston-Reese (University of York)

Chair: Ella Barker
What happens when a contemporary novel adds two nineteenth-century novelists and audio-visual media? What happens when it divides one by the other? This is the formula at work in Valeria Luiselli’s 2013 novel The Story of My Teeth, first conceived as part of a gallery catalogue for an exhibition at Galeria Jumex in Mexico City.  Alexandra Kingston-Reese considers what is at stake in the grammar of this formula, positing it is a sequence of aesthetic, social, political, and affective correspondences between the novel and its literary precedents, intertexts, intermedia, and ultimately its readers. 
This seminar discusses a precirculated paper. For a copy of Dr Kingston-Reese's paper, please email
This event will be held via Zoom - register in advance for this meeting: 
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BYO drinks and nibbles!

Location: Online, by Zoom