Professor's Corner: The Early Poetry of Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, February 11, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Denton Campus
Denton South Branch Library


 Session title: The Early Poetry of Jorge Luis Borges

 Presenter: Dr. William R. Benner, Texas Woman’s University

 Date and location: Monday, Feb. 11,, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Denton South Branch Library

Series: Professor's Corner: A Literary Discussion Group

 Session description: This session of Professor’s Corner will examine Jorge Luis Borges’ first book of poetry, Fervor de Buenos Aires (Fervor in Buenos Aires) (1923), as it relates to the modernizing of the capital of Argentina at the turn of the twentieth century. We will discuss argentinidad and how Borges utilizes this term to describe his emotional return to a city that he struggles to recognize.              

Background on presenter:  William Benner received his PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from Tulane University with a focus on human rights literature in Argentina. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Benner has published in English and Spanish in Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana and Archivos de la Filmoteca. He is currently working on a book project that traces the creation of transnational activist networks in Latin America (including Brazil) through a range of materials (literature, films, music, public performances, blogs, social networks, museum exhibits, etc.) in order to better understand what makes and should make a successful transnational activism in post-dictatorship societies in Latin America.

 Link(s) to the readings for this session (all optional):

  • Contact the series coordinator for a packet containing selections from the Spanish originals with English translations.
  • The complete collection originally published in 1923 is available here in Spanish only:

  Presenter’s vita:

 Cost: This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 Future sessions: March 4th on social protest poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries (Dr. AnaLouise Keating); April 8th on gender bias and colorism in Harlem Renaissance stories by Marita Bonner and Rudolph Fisher (Dr. Genevieve West).

 The series: The purpose of this free series is to meet a public need for high quality presentations on literary topics by having local English professors talk about their special interests. The presentations are aimed at the general public and allow for discussion. Readings of modest length are usually available in advance. Gatherings are usually on the second Monday of specified months (new this season) from 7:00 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m. Monthly announcements are available by e-mail; to get on the mailing list, send a request by e-mail to the coordinator.

 Coordinator: Fred Kamman, Denton Public Library;; 940-349-8726.

Producer: Dr. Stephen Souris, Texas Woman’s University;; 940-898-2343.

 Location of the South Branch Library: 3228 Teasley, Denton, TX  76210.  The South Branch Library is just south of the Teasley & Lillian Miller intersection.

Location via Google Maps:,-97.11358,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864dcb3e07641bf5:0xb70f752bb5597845

 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours:  Available via the College of Professional Education at Texas Woman’s University. To register:   For further information, please e-mail Ms. Nicole CeBallos at or call her at 940-898-2241.

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Open to the public
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Fred Kamman
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