Detrás de nosotros no hay nada? Revisiting Contemporary Uruguayan Culture and Politics

10 May 2013, 09:00 - 20:00

Event Type:
Conference / Symposium
Room G35 (Ground Floor)
Venue Details:

Senate House, South Block
Malet Street 
London WC1E 7HU 

Download a map of the central precinct with directions for getting to the University of London Senate House.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Gustavo San Roman (University of St. Andrews)

The title of this symposium refers to a famous passage from Juan Carlos Onetti’s novel El pozo (1939): “Detrás de nosotros no hay nada: un gaucho, dos gauchos, treinta y tres gauchos”. By ironically merging two emblematic national symbols, the gaucho and the heroic insurrection for independence of the so-called “33 orientales” led by Juan Antonio Lavalleja in 1825, Onetti questioned the origins of Uruguayan national identity and history.

This interdisciplinary symposium aims to address the little attention that Uruguay usually receives in Latin American Studies in the UK and to offer instead a forum to discuss the current issues in contemporary Uruguay.

Programme / Registration (closing date: 29 April 2013)



Spring Term 2016
Autumn Term 2015

Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation

Encounters Logo FIND OUT MORE

Thinking Being (2015-16)
German Philosophy Seminar

Human Head Sun, Rays and Wall Background

Human Head Sun, Rays and Wall Background
© patrice6000/Shutterstock