Posted: 11/11/19

TAMIU Spanish Club Presents Roundtable on Argentinian Writer and Poet Jorge Luis Borges


Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges  

Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) student organization, Spanish Club “Siglo XXI,” will present a bilingual roundtable entitled, “Borges: The First 120 Years,” in commemoration of the 120th Anniversary celebration of Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges’ birth Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6 - 8 p.m. in TAMIU’s Academic Innovation Center, room 128.

The event is free and open to the public.

Borges was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1899 and died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1986. He is one of the most important writers of the 20th Century. His work has influenced many writers, poets and thinkers beyond those of the Hispanic world.

Seven participants will talk about various topics including Dr. Irma Cantú, TAMIU associate professor of Spanish, on "Borges in the Classroom;" Dr. Jonathan Murphy, associate professor and chair of the TAMIU department of Humanities, on "Borges and U.S. Literature;" Dr. Juan Homero Hinojosa, professor of Physics, on "Borges and Sciences;" William Nolen, instructor, department of Humanities, on "Borges and Philosophy;"  Alfredo Arcos, library coordinator, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México, on "Borges and the Short Story;” Dr. Manuel Broncano, Regents Professor, department of Humanities, on “Borges and Whitman,” and Dr. Nathaniel N. Racine, visiting assistant professor, department of Humanities, on “Borges and the Detective Fiction.” The roundtable will be coordinated by Dr. José Cardona-López, Regents Professor, department of Humanities.

The roundtable also marks the 20th Anniversary of the creation of the student organization, Spanish Club “Siglo XXI” and its uninterrupted cultural activity at TAMIU.

For more information, please contact Dr. Cardona-López at 956.326.2690, email cardona@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Academic Innovation Center, room 344.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

TAMIU is celebrating its 50th anniversary and its 25th anniversary at its north Laredo campus throughout 2019-2020.  A dedicated website shares the University’s transformation from a hybrid upper-level university to a full doctoral degree-granting University. It includes a calendar of Anniversary events and more at tamiu.edu/50.

For more on the University’s story, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu, follow social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube, or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.