Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures publishes new book

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Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures publishes new book

Brantley Nicholson’s away on professional leave in London, England, this spring working on material for his next book. In the meantime, another book of his was recently published: “The Aesthetic Border, Colombian Literature in the Face of Globalization.”

Nicolson is an associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies in Georgia College’s Department of World Languages and Cultures. His book is being called a “groundbreaking study” that examines Colombian literature and that country’s volatile entrance into globalization. It analyzes the cultural implications of Colombia’s relationship to a wider world, after being the largest economic export of narcotics at the end of the 20th Century.

Works by literary icons Gabriel García Márquez and Juan Gabriel Vásquez span the violent time period like ‘bookends.’ One author retreated into rural romanticism; the other helped regenerate the country.

Gene Bell-Villada, editor of “Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez,” said Nicolson’s book is “… a solidly researched, broad-ranging look at a troubled nation’s struggles for artistic expression and literary viability.”

The book is available through Bucknell University Press.

Updated: 2022-04-08
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