Monday, October 12, 2015

Prof. Josu Landa Seminar

Josu Landa (Caracas, 1953) has been teaching as a full time professor in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) since 1988.

Among his works in literary theory includes Beyond the Word (1996 and 1997), Poetic (2002), Canon City (2010), Scores (2009) and Assays (2014) and abstracts of various writings on the subject.

In the field of ethics, he has collaborated as coordinator for the book Human Values in Mexico (1998) and the authorship of short essays about the dead archives and Human Parks in the World of Insignificance (1999) and books such as The Idea Justo Sierra University (UNAM, 2005) and Ethical Crisis: Cynicism, Epicureanism, Stoicism (2012). His notable poems are Treno for Woman Who Went Away With the Time (1996), Estros (2006) and Extinctions (2012 and 2014). He has also translated literary works into Basque such as Octavio Paz’s Sunstone and Endless Death by José Gorostiza. He is also the author of the first endogenous novel of the Basque diaspora, Zarandona (1999) and experimental novel Y / O (Ensemble) (2004 and 2011) and the collection of the 'distorted fables' of Anafábulas (2013 and 2014).

He was a member of the Board of the International Committee of the Immanuel Kant Library (2002-2010). He also founded and directed the first seven issues of the journal of philosophy Íngrima.

For his creative work, he was awarded the Carlos Pellicer Poetry Prize in 1996 and the Order of Andrés Bello in 1997. He has been a fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Germany. He belongs to the National System of Art Creators of Mexico.

Josu Landa will be in Malaysia for The 10th Venezuelan Week and we have the honor to announce that he will be giving a seminar on "Reinventing American and Latin American Integration" in the following dates:

- UKM University on 21st October 2015 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
- UM University on the 27th October 2015 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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