‘Lawless robbery under the volcano: British cultural commentators on revolutionary Mexico, 1920-40’

‘Lawless robbery under the volcano: British cultural commentators on revolutionary Mexico, 1920-40’

Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Professor Alan Knight
Convenor: 
Eduardo Posada-Carbo
Series: 
Latin American History Seminar

Alan Knight is Professor Emeritus of the History of Latin America at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Antony's College. He works on C20 Latin America, chiefly Mexico, with a focus on revolutions, state-building, and foreign relations/'imperialism'. He is the author of The Mexican Revolution; Repensar la Revolución Mexicana; La Revolución Cósmica; two volumes of a general history of Mexico; Revolución, Democracia y Populismo en América Latina; and (forthcoming, as of Dec. 2015), The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction. He has co-edited volumes on the Mexican oil industry, Mexican caciquismo, the Great Depression in Latin America, and superstition in history. Late in life, he has taken the cultural turn, repudiated positivistic history, and (for the purposes of this paper) masquerades as a literary critic.