AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin’s LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum, are hosting the symposium “Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy” Oct. 28-30 in Austin. In advance of the symposium, the García Márquez archive opened for research in the Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room on Oct. 21.
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The symposium will explore the life and legacy of the beloved author and public intellectual. International scholars, journalists, filmmakers and former colleagues of García Márquez’s will speak about his global influence in the fields of journalism, filmmaking and literature. Panel topics include “Gabo: The Storyteller,” “Global Gabo,” “Gabo the Journalist” and “Gabriel García Márquez: Cinematic Scribe and Muse.” Panelists hail from Colombia, Mexico and the United States.
Author Salman Rushdie will deliver the opening keynote address. Journalist and author Elena Poniatowska will provide the closing keynote.
Watch a live webcast of the symposium at hrc.utexas.edu/multimedia/webcast.
“Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy” will be the 12th Flair Symposium, a Ransom Center biennial event that honors the ideals set forth by Fleur Cowles and her landmark Flair magazine.
More than 75 boxes of documents constitute the archive of the Colombian-born author, journalist, screenwriter and key figure in Latin American history and politics. Researchers have access to manuscript drafts of published and unpublished works, correspondence, 43 photograph albums, 22 scrapbooks, research material, notebooks, newspaper clippings, screenplays and ephemera.
Information about using the collections, including establishing a research account, can be found online.
High-resolution press images from the García Márquez archive are available.