Liliana Irene Weinberg Marchevsky, Ph.D.

Essayist, literary critic, researcher and editor in the field of literature and its relationship with culture, literary tradition, aesthetic ideas and Intellectual History; She specializes in essay theory and critique, oriented particularly to Spanish American essays dating from the 19th century to the 20th century. Also, she’s the author of books dedicated to the study of the essay as of numerous texts that deal with the work of some of its principal representatives, themes and problems. Liliana Weinberg has a PHd in Hispanic literatura by El Colegio de México andhonoris causa doctor by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Liliana W. has been building a new proposal towards the reading and interpretation of the essay as a genre. She focuses on the theoretical reflection of the latter, pairing it up with delving into the essay as an authentic way of “poetic thinking”. Considering the essay as a starting point to an intellectual, ethic and aesthetic experience in comprehending the world, she sees it as an eminent form to read the human condition. This allows studying the links between the literary, the philosophical, the creative and the critic dimension of the essay as well as to the formulation of a new proposal to interpret and periodize the essayist work in México and Latin America. Her keen interest to study the genre’s situation within the literary system and the intellectual field, has driven her to undertake a new reading of some of the classic authors along with a review of the traditional approaches on the ideas’ prose. She has also studied the connection between the essay’speech and the speech that exists in the philosophical, legal and scientific field.

She has worked collectively with other academic communities such as El Colegio de México, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. She’s been a part of projects related to magazine studies and intellectual networks. Nowadays, she is working in a project called Project Between spaces (Proyecto Entre – espacios) with the CIG and the University of Berlin. She’s office holder researcher at the Center for investigation of Latin America and the Caribbean (CIALC) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She’s also member of the Philosophy and LiteratureFaculty of the same university, where she`s professor of Aesthetic and Essay. She has been director of Latinoamérica. Revista de estudios latinoamericanos (Latin America. Latin American studies magazine) from the UNAM, and editorial secretary at Cuadernos Americanos magazine. Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) level III and member of the Mexican Academy of Science. She’s also a member of the Alfonso Reyes professorship.

Main lines of research:

    ● Ensayo y prosa de ideas en América Latina
    ● Teoría y crítica literaria en América Latina
    ● Historia intelectual


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