Book-In-Common Lecture- "Arturo Islas and the Art of Chicano Fiction"
Professor Frederick Aldama, Ohio State University, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, who is a widely published scholar across many areas of the humanities and a Arturo Islas expertise will be discussing Islas' novel THE RAIN GOD.
Sep 14, 2009
from 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
|Where||Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library|
|Contact Name||Dr. Alan Golding|
UofL faculty and students are invited to attend.
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Frederick Aldama is a leading authority on the writing of Arturo Islas; his work includes the edited gatherings Arturo Islas; The Uncollected Works (2003) and Critical Mappings of Arturo Islas's Narrative Fictions (2008), and the MLA-award winning Dancing With Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas (2004). His other books include Postethnic Narrative Criticism, Brown on Brown, Why the Humanities Matter: A Commonsense Approach, and Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez. A User's Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction is forthcoming.
Arturo Islas (1938-1991), a central figure in the history of Chicano/a literature, was the author of the novels The Rain God, La Mollie and the King of Tears, and Migrant Souls, and an extensive body of short stories, poetry, and essays.
This event is free and open to students and the public.