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Book Presentation/Lecture: “Founders of the Future: The Science and Industry of Spanish Modernization”

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Oscar Useche

Presented (in Spanish, with live interpretation to English) by: Dr. Oscar Ivan Useche, Lecturer, Department of English, UW-Madison

About the presentation: In this presentation, I will talk about my recent book, Founders of the Future: The Science and Industry of Spanish Modernization (Bucknell UP, 2022). This study is an exploration of industrialization as a repertoire of concepts, images, and paradigms that writers, scientists, educators, and politicians utilized to shape their visions of the national problems at the turn of the twentieth century in Spain. I will focus on describing the main concepts supporting my analyses and discuss the work of some authors of the period. The talk will be conducted in Spanish.

About the presenter: Dr. Useche is a lecturer in the English Department. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and advanced degrees in Latin American and peninsular literatures and cultures. His teaching and research interests include the influence of science, technology, and industry on Spanish cultural production, and the relations between dynamics of social, political, and economic transformation and the construction of national identity in Spain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Professor Useche has taught courses on different periods and problems related to the Hispanic world, as well as a wide variety of literature classes.

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Date:
February 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Venue

Room 206 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States
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Phone:
(608) 262-2811