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Border Matters and Fluid Identities: Dissident Latina/o American Narratives of the 21st Century Speaker, Oswaldo Estrada

March  23, 2017  12:00 PM  - 1:00 PMDuke Energy Auditorium, Roger Hall, Queens University of Charlotte

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The Center for Latino Studies invites you to a presentation on recent Latina/o American productions of novels, short stories and chronicles published over the last fifteen years in Latin America and in the United States. Dr. Estrada will analyze identity construction in hybrid zones, transculturation, otherness and the dark side of the "American Dream." His presentation will cover the works of Daniel Alarcón and Junot Díaz, Yuri Herrera, Maya Chinchilla and Daniel Sada, among other "border" writers of the 21st century.

Oswaldo Estrada is an Associate Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Editor of the journal Romance Notes. His research focuses on gender formation and transgression, historical memory, violence and otherness in contemporary Mexico and Peru. He has published over fifty refereed articles and book chapters in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. He is the author of two monographs: La imaginación novelesca. Bernal Díaz entre géneros y épocas (Iberoamericana / Vervuert 2009), and Ser mujer y estar presente. Disidencias de género en la literatura mexicana contemporánea (UNAM, 2014). In addition to editing several special issues for journals such as Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, Explicación de Textos Literarios, and Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos, he has co-authored and edited three volumes: Cristina Rivera Garza. Ningún crítico cuenta esto... (Eón/ UNC-Chapel Hill/ UC-Mexicanistas, 2010), Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico. Literary and Cultural Inquiries (with Anna M. Nogar, U of Arizona P, 2014), and Senderos de violencia. Latinoamérica y sus narrativas armadas (Albatros, 2015).

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