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Jorge Majfud

Jorge Majfud
Majfud at Jacksonville University in 2013
Majfud at Jacksonville University in 2013
Born (1969-09-10) September 10, 1969 (age 49)
Tacuarembo, Uruguay
Alma materUniversity of Georgia (MA 2005, PhD 2008)
Period20th / 21st-century literature
GenreWestern literature

Jorge Majfud (born 1969) is a Uruguayan American writer.

Life

He was born in Tacuarembó, Uruguay. He received a professional degree in Architecture in 1996 from the University of the Republic in Montevideo and studied at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. He traveled extensively to gather material that would later become part of his novels and essays and was a professor at the Universidad Hispanoamericana of Costa Rica and at Escuela Técnica del Uruguay, where he taught art and mathematics.

In 2003 he entered the University of Georgia, where he obtained a Masters and a Ph.D. in the Department of Romance Languages. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Araucaria review of Spain, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and a Professional Member of PEN American Center.[1] He taught at the University of Georgia and was a professor at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Currently, he is a professor at Jacksonville University. Dr. Majfud has won many research awards including the Excellence in Research Award in Humanities and Letters 2006, Casa de las Américas prize 2001, Juan Rulfo Award finalist 2011, and Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Professional Activities, Jacksonville University, 2013. His novels and essays are under study in different universities in Europe,[2] the U.S.,[3] and Latin America.[4][5][6] "He is one of the most important writers of a new generation of Latino intellectuals".[7] In 2012, readers of the American magazine Foreign Policy (now EsGlobal in Spanish) recognized him as "The Most Influential Latin American Intellectual" [8]

Works

His publications include:

  • Hacia qué patrias del silencio / memorias de un desaparecido (novel, 1996)
  • Crítica de la pasión pura (essays, 1998)
  • La reina de América (novel, 2001)[9]
  • El tiempo que me tocó vivir (essays, 2004)
  • La narración de lo invisible / Significados ideológicos de América Latina (essays, 2006)[10]
  • Perdona nuestros pecados (short stories, 2007)
  • La ciudad de la Luna (novel, 2009) [10]
  • Crisis (novel, 2012)[11][12][13][14]
  • Cyborgs (essays, 2012)[15]
  • El eterno retorno de Quetzalcoátl, 2012. [11]
  • Cuentos, audiobook, 2014
  • Cine político latinoamericano, essays, 2014
  • Herrmenéutica, essays, 2014
  • El pasado siempre vuelve, short stories, 2014
  • Algo salió mal, short stories, 2015
  • El mar estaba sereno, novel, 2017
  • USA. ¿Confía Dios en nosotros?, essays, 2017 [16]
  • Neomedievalism. Reflections on the Post-Enlightenment Era, essays, 2018 [17]
  • Tequila, novel, 2018

As contributor or editor

  • 2018, Cinco entrevistas a Noam Chomsky (Le Monde Diplomatique / Editorial Aun Creemos en los Sueños) by Michel Foucault, Ignacio Ramonet, Daniel Mermet, Jorge Majfud y Federico Kukso. ISBN 978-956-340-126-4
  • 2018, "Vsa te?a zakona" (Zgodbe iz Urugvaja. Antologija sodobne urugvajske kratke proze/Anthology of contemporary Uruguayan short prose). Translated by Yuri Kunaver. ISBN 978-961-6970-91-4
  • 2017, The Routledge History of Latin American Culture (Edited by Carlos Manuel Salomon) ISBN 978-1138902565 Routledge Histories.
  • 2017, Pertenencia. Narradores sudamericanos en Estados Unidos. Antología. (Melanie Márquez Adams, Hemil García Linares, editores). Ars Communis Editorial, Publisher. ISBN 978-0997289039.
  • 2016, Ruido Blanco. Antología de cuentos de ciencia ficción uruguaya. (Mónica Marchesky, coordinador) ISBN 9974844347 M Ed.
  • 2013, De la indignación a la rebeldía (con Eduardo Galeano, Carlos Taibo y Slavoj Zizek). ISBN 9788415353553. Ediciones Irreverentes.
  • 2012. Ilusionistas. , by Noam Chomsky. Edition, translation, and introduction. ISBN 978-84-15353-46-1. Ediciones Irreverentes.
  • 2012, Antología de Nueva York. ISBN 978-84-939322-5-1. Ediciones Irreverentes.
  • 2012, Antología de ciencia ficción, 2099. ISBN 978-84-15353-38-6. Ediciones Irreverentes.
  • 2011, Microantología del Microrrelato III. ISBN 978-84-15353-15-7.
  • 2011, Truman, Hiroshima. ISBN 8496959872 (con Eduardo Galeano) Ediciones Irreverentes.
  • 2010, El libro del voyeur. ISBN 9788496964716. Ediciones del viento.
  • 2010, Microantología del Microrrelato II. ISBN 978-84-96959-76-7.
  • 2010, Entre Orientales y Atlantes. Antología de relatos uruguayo-canaria. ISBN 9788415019299. Editorial Baile del Sol.
  • 2007, Las palabras pueden. ISBN 9789280641608. (con Ernesto Sábato, Mario Vargas Llosa, José Saramago y otros ) United Nations Children's Fund (New York: UNICEF-UN).
  • 2008, Los testimonios, de Roque Dalton. ISBN 9788496225763. Baile del Sol.
  • 2008, Diccionario alternativo. ISBN 9789507866531. (con Hugo Biagini y Arturo Andrés Roig). Aguilar/Alfaguara.
  • 2007, América Latina hacia su segunda independencia. ISBN 9789870406976 (con Hugo Biagini y Arturo Andrés Roig. Aguilar / Alfaguara.
  • 1999, Entre siglos/Entre séculos. ISBN 9974663059.

His stories and articles have been published in daily newspapers, magazines, and readers, such as El País of Madrid,[18]El País and La República [12] of Montevideo, Courrier International of Paris [13], Rebellion, Hispanic Culture Review of George Mason University, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana of Dartmouth College, Pegaso of the University of Oklahoma, Texas State University, Washington University Political Review, Chasqui of Arizona State University, Hispamerica of University of Maryland, United Nations Chronicle,[19] UNICEF, Araucaria of Spain, etc. He has been the founder and editor of the magazine SigloXXI – reflexiones sobre nuestro tiempo. He is a contributor to El Pais, La República of Montevideo, La Vanguardia of Barcelona, Tiempos del Mundo of Washington, Monthly Review of New York, The Huffington Post, Milenio of Mexico, Jornada of La Paz, Panama America, El Nuevo Herald of Miami, Página/12 of Buenos Aires, Cambio16 of Spain, Centro Cervantes of Madrid, The Humanist of the American Humanist Association, Radio Uruguay, Radio Nacional de Argentina [14], Radio Exterior de España], Radio Popolare Roma, RT (TV network) [15], NTN 24 TV [16], and many other daily and weekly newspapers. He is a member of the International Scientific Committee of the magazine Araucaria [17] in Spain.

His essays and articles have been translated into Portuguese, French, English, German, Italian, Basque, Greek, and many others. He is also the editor and translator of Ilusionistas, the latest book of Noam Chomsky in Spanish (Madrid, 2012).[20][21][22]

He has published many books with authors like Slavoj Zizek,[23]Eduardo Galeano,[24][25]Ray Bradbury,[26]José Saramago, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, and Ernesto Sábato.[27]

Awards

He has distinguished himself in different international contests, for example:

  • Mention at Premio Casa de las Américas, in Habana, Cuba in 2001, for the novel La Reina de América, "because it stands out as an intense writing regarding the established powers by the use of parody and irony," according to the panel of judges composed of Belén Gopegui (Spain), Andrés Rivera (Argentina), Mayra Santos Febres (Puerto Rico) and others
  • Excellence in Research Award, University of Georgia, 2006
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Professional Activities, Jacksonville University, 2013.
  • 2014 International Latino Book Awards Finalist[28]

Further reading

  • Ferrer Herrero, Raúl. El otro en Jorge Majfud. Madrid: Ediciones Irreverentes, 2017 [29]
  • Taiano, Leonor. De un infierno a otro: El migrante latino en Crisis de Jorge Majfud Rio: Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Press, 2018 [30]
  • Taiano, Leonor. Finisterre: en el últimolugar del mundo. "Huyendo hacia la paradoja del tío Sam: Consideraciones sobre Crisis de Jorge Majfud" (123-148) [31]
  • Gianni, Silvia M. "Identidad de la ausencia", University of Milan.(117-122) [32]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link] Lettres, Langues et Affaires Internationales. Université d'Orléans, France.
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ [4]
  6. ^ [5]
  7. ^ [6] New York Magazine.
  8. ^ [7] Foreign Policy/ Magazine.
  9. ^ "50 Great Hispanic Novels Every Student Should Read", Dr. Bruce Johnson Archived July 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine [8]
  10. ^ Indigenous writings from the convent : negotiating ethnic autonomy in colonial Mexico, by Mónica Díaz Archived August 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2010. [9]
  11. ^ Jorge Majfud applies his fractal vision to Latino immigrants VOXXI Archived May 11, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Jorge Majfud recrea el drama de los inmigrantes
  13. ^ Jorge Majfud applies his fractal vision to Latino immigrants
  14. ^ "Una forma de ser latinoamericana" de Gullermo Roz
  15. ^ Sexo Continente, Radio Nacional de España, "Cyborgs, el uruguayo Jorge Majfud nos desnuda".
  16. ^ Publicacions Universitat de Valencia.
  17. ^ Publicacions Universitat de Valencia.
  18. ^ "La tolerancia es el vino de los pueblos"[permanent dead link], por Jorge Majfud, El País, Madrid 2014.
  19. ^ UN Chronicle Review. Special Climate Change Issue.
  20. ^ Noam Chomsky ilumina las claves para la nueva era en 'Ilusionistas'. La Vanguardia
  21. ^ Noam Chomsky, el incómodo susurro de la conciencia occidental, por Jorge Majfud, Huffington Post, 2012.
  22. ^ "Noam Chomsky publica nuevo libro", El Universal, México.
  23. ^ De la Indignación a la Rebeldía Madrid: Ediciones Irreverentes, 2013, "Nuevas aportaciones al debate sobre la iniciativa Podemos" Archived March 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, John Brown, Iniciativa Debate, 25 enero 2014
  24. ^ Ventanas (2013). "Nuevas Ventanas de Eduardo Galeano dan vida a un mural cerámico en Argentina, La Jornada, México.
  25. ^ Hiroshima, Truman, 2011. "Hiroshima, Truman, y la brutalidad del ser humano" ABC, Madrid 18 de enero de 2011,
  26. ^ 2099 Antología de Ciencia Ficción (Madrid, 2013), "2099, los mejores relatos de ciencia ficción para el verano", ABC, Madrid. Julio 23 de 2012
  27. ^ Las palabras pueden , UNICEF, 2007), "Escritores por los niños" La Nación, Argentina
  28. ^ "2014 International Latino Book Awards Finalists". El Paso Times. March 23, 2014. Archived from the original on April 17, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  29. ^ Madrid, 2017 Ediciones Irreverentes
  30. ^ State Rio de Janeiro University Press Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  31. ^ Mexico 2017 Finisterre
  32. ^ Other Modernities, 2014 University of Milan

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