Macondo: EWL Pop-Up Exhibit

  • Macondo: A Pop-Up Exhibit
DATE & TIME: 10:00am EST December 10, 2018
LOCATION: Carson Hall 504
Dr. Michael Colvin’s EWL 112: World Literature in Context classes will set up a pop-up museum which recreates - chapter by chapter - the origins, evolution, and destruction of the fictional town of Macondo, the setting of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 1967 novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

There will be four different exhibits: two on Wed. Dec. 5 and two on Wed. Dec. 10 in Carson 504 both days from 10:15-11:15am and from 11:45-12:45pm.

About the Author:

Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1927 in the small town of Aracataca, situated in a tropical region of northern Colombia, between the mountains and the Caribbean Sea. He grew up with his maternal grandparent – his grandfather was a pensioned colonel from the civil war at the beginning of the century. He went to a Jesuit college and began to read law, but his studies were soon broken off for his work as a journalist. In 1954 he was sent to Rome* on an assignment for his newspaper, and since then he has mostly lived abroad – in Paris, New York, Barcelona and Mexico – in a more or less compulsory exile. Besides his large output of fiction he has written screenplays and has continued to work as a journalist.