Texas A & M International Presents
Giannina Braschi, a reading and discussion @ 5pm
Thursday, January 16, 2014
King Room in Killam Library, on the Texas A&M International campus, Laredo, TX
Presenter MANUEL BRONCANO is a professor of American Literature and former chair of the Department of Humanities at Texas A&M International University. He is currently the director of English, Spanish and Translation programs at the same university. Before relocating to Texas, Prof. Broncano taught for twenty years at the University of León, in Spain. A literary scholar as well as a translator, Broncano is the author of Religion in Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction: Apocryphal Borderlands, recently released by Routledge. He has translated and prepared the scholarly edition of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood, Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop, and Herman Melville’s Israel Potter. The three editions/translations have been published by Editorial Cátedra (Madrid) in its collection “Clásicos Universales.” Broncano is also the translator of Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote, also published by Cátedra, and short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Washington Irving. Broncano is currently working on the edition and the translation of Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House. He is currently working on the Spanish translation of Giannina Braschi’s United States of Banana.