Raúl Coronado, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and author of the award-winning scholarly work A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture (Harvard University Press, 2013), will deliver a public lecture bearing the title, “Surrounding One's Self with the Beauty of Life: Historicizing Nineteenth-Century Latina/o Writing.”
4 p.m. Friedl 225.
Lázaro Lima, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts and Professor of Latin American and Iberian Studies and American Studies at the University of Richmond, will present on his forthcoming biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The talk is entitled: “Losing Sonia Sotomayor: On the Political Limits of Representative Latinidad.” Lima is the author of The Latino Body: Crisis Identities in American Literary and Cultural Memory (New York University Press, 2007) and co-editor of Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011).
4 p.m. Location to be announced.
Jennine Capó Crucet, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Florida State University, will read from her debut collection of short stories, How to Leave Hialeah (University of Iowa Press, 2009), recipient of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Per the literary website The Rumpus, Capó Crucet "is endowed with the same double vision that has helped writers from Richard Wright to Salman Rushdie describe the lives of marginalized people and cultures with poignancy, humor, and rich music. Crucet exposes, full-frontal, the rich history of the Cuban-American community that has been laying bricks and threading tales in America for too long to be ignored. 'Oh please,' says the mother of the central character in the title story, 'like anyone would want to read about Hialeah.' The great success of this collection is how decisively she is proven wrong." Her latest novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, is forthcoming in August 2015 from St. Martin's Press.
1:30 p.m. Location to be announced.
Arrivals and Departures: An LSGS Undergraduate Research Symposium is the first undergraduate student symposium by the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South. This forum will feature semester-long projects by undergraduate students enrolled in these Fall 2014 courses: Introduction to Latino/a Studies (Walter Mignolo), Latino/a Autobiography and Memoir (Claudia Milian), and Truth Telling, Story Telling, and History (Yuridia Ramirez).
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