Autobiography, Self-fiction, Metaphor as literary discourse, Discourses and Practices of Politics
and Literature, Twentieth century Latin American Literature, Boom, Postmodernity, Colombian
literature, Latin American Film, Language Teaching. Gustavo’s dissertation explores aesthetic,
symbolic, and political dimensions of death in the literary production of Colombian
contemporary writer Fernando Vallejo. From an interdisciplinary perspective, his work compares
historical, political and cultural differences and similarities between Vallejo’s artistic production
within the context of the Latin American Literary tradition.
Gustavo completed his M.A in Literary Studies at the University of Ottawa (2012) and his B.A.
in Latin American and Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies at The University of
Western Ontario (2008).