Associate Professor Éva Guillorel (University of Caen)
will give this year's Almqvist Lecture in International Folklore.
Éva Guillorel is a specialist on Breton ballads and Associate Professor in Early Modern History, University of Caen, Normandy. She is a Senior Lecturer in early modern history and her Ph.D. focused on Breton oral ballads collected during her ethnographic fieldwork in the 19th-20th centuries as a source for the history of Brittany between the 16th and 18th centuries. She has written widely on this topic and published Miracles and Murders: An Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads with Mary-Ann Constantine in 2017. Her current work is focused on the circulation and transformation of oral cultures over space and time, including cultural transfers between Europe and North America.
Professor Juan Pablo Dabove (CU Boulder)
Professor Juan Pablo Dabove is a specialist on Latin American literature and cultural history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has focused on the period from Latin American Independence to the present. He has focused particularly on bandit narratives and more recently has been working in the field of Gothic Literature and Romanticism. Alongside, numerous journal articles and several edited volumes, he has published two monographs on banditry in Latin American literature: Bandit Narratives, from Villa to Chávez. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017 and Nightmares of the Lettered City: Banditry and Literature in Latin America, 1816-1929. Illuminations: Cultural Formations of the Americas. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2007.