A 'brown man's country'? Langston Hughes in Mexico

RAI-Latin American Centre joint seminar

William Booth is Lecturer in Modern History at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor in Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna). He works primarily on Latin American lefts during the twentieth century, thinking about complicating factors such as nationalism, factionalism, and authoritarianism. While much of his focus has been on Marxists in Mexico, he has branched out into other strands of socialism across the Americas. His second research strand examines writers and politics in post-Revolutionary Mexico, including Langston Hughes, B. Traven and Martín Luis Guzmán. He is a founding editor of the Radical Americas Journal.

You are welcome to join us for an informal dinner after the seminar, at Manos, 105 Walton Street. We have arranged a 'special menu' at the individual cost of £10.95, which includes main course and a drink (wine, beer or a soft drink).  This should be an enjoyable social occasion so we hope you will also join us after the seminar.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend the dinner so we can confirm numbers with the restaurant (eduardo.posada-carbo@lac.ox.ac.uk).

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