An Archaeology of Hate: Writing the “Wars of Subjectivity” in Latin America

Gabriel Giorgi

September 19, 2019

Event Description

Recent reconfigurations of political subjectivities in South America gave impulse to the new rise of the right, in which hate infuses the public sphere. These changes are inseparable from transformations in technologies, circuits, and publics of writing. Recent art installations in Argentina and Brazil explore the intersections between online writing, hate, and “wars of subjectivity. This talk will examine the tentative mapping of these reconfigurations, their new scenarios, and the reimagination of “democracy” they impose.


Gabriel Giorgi is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at New York University, where he focuses on Latin American Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture. He has published books and articles on topics that range from HIV/AIDS in Argentinian literature to territoriality under neoliberalism.


Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Program in Critical Theory, and the Department of Comparative Literature.