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KU Professor to Present Chambliss Lecture on Echenique

October 24, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University professor of Spanish, Dr. Maximiliano Zúñiga, will deliver the fall 2013 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium (183). The lecture is free and open to the public.

Zúñiga's lecture will give a brief overview of important aspects of the narrative voices that appear in Alfredo Bryce Echenique's short stories and novels between 1967 and 1988, and analyzes aspects of the narrative voice in Echenique's first novel, "Un mundo para Julius" ("A World for Julius").

Echenique's narratives, 13 novels and five collections of short stories, were written between 1967 and 2010, and have been widely discussed and acclaimed by the European and Latin-American critical communities. The full corpus of his work embodies an important contribution to the development and enrichment of both Peruvian and Latin-American literatures during the so-called "post-boom" period.

Zúñiga is the author of "Las voces narrativas de Alfredo Bryce Echenique" ("The Narrative Voices of Alfredo Bryce Echenique"), which was published in 2008. He is an avid scholar who has published several articles on the narrative and poetry of Spanish-American and Spanish writers, such as Ricardo Palma, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Julio Cortázar, Mario Vargas Llosa and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Additionally, Zúñiga is frequently invited to present his work at national and international conferences.

Along with his scholarly accomplishments, Zúñiga is enthusiastic about teaching and dedicated to academic service. During his time at KU, Zúñiga has developed four undergraduate/graduate courses for the Department of Modern Language Studies, and completed course syllabi revisions for the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. He currently mentors new tenure-track faculty, frequently serves on university committees and acts as his department's liaison to Rohrbach Library for the development of the foreign language book collection.

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