Cornell University

Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis, and Religion in Times of Terror

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 4:30pm

Amit Bhatia '01 Libe Cafe (Olin Library)
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Join Bruno Bosteels for a talk about his new book “Marx and Freud in Latin America” (Verso, August 2012). His book assesses the relevance of Marx and Freud who inspired the beleaguered activists, intellectuals, writers, and artists in Latin America during times of political and cultural oppression. Bosteels presents case studies arguing that art and literature, more than any militant tract or theoretical essay, can give us a glimpse into Marxism and psychoanalysis.

Bruno Bosteels, professor of Romance Studies at Cornell, is also the author of “Badiou and Politics” (Verso, August 2011), and “ The Actuality of Communism” (Verso, June 2011). He is the translator of several books by Alain Badiou including “Theory of the Subject,” “Can Politics Be Thought?” and “What Is Antiphilosophy?”

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Light refreshments will be available after the talk, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

Event Type

Author Appearance


Cornell University Library, Olin Library


Cornell University Library, CUL, olin library



Free and open to all.



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Lynn Bertoia

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Bruno Bosteels

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Department of Romance Studies

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