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Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez: “A Net Made of Words: Intertextuality in Chicano/a Literature”

November 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm  |  College 8, Red Room


This lecture will explore ways in which Chicano/a literature crosses literary borders, establishing a net of ties and connections with other literary traditions.

Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez is Professor of Literature and founding faculty at the University of California, Merced. He has published the books The Textual Outlaw: Reading John Rechy in the 21st Century (co-edited with Beth Hernandez-Jason, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, 2015), Cantas a Marte y das batalla a Apolo: Cinco estudios sobre Gaspar de Villagrá (Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española, 2014), With a Book in Their Hands: Chicano/a Readers and Readership Across the Centuries (University of New Mexico Press, 2014, edited; recipient of a 2015 International Latino Book Award), a scholarly edition of Gaspar de Villagrá’s Historia de la nueva Mexico (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, 2010), Gaspar de Villagrá: Legista, soldado y poeta (Universidad de León, 2009), Life in Search of Readers: Reading (in) Chicano/a Literature (University of New Mexico Press, 2003), La voz urgente: Antología de literatura chicana en español (Editorial Fundamentos, 1995, 1999, and 2006), and Rolando Hinojosa y su “cronicón” chicano: Una novela del lector (Universidad de Sevilla, 1993). His scholarly articles have appeared in PMLA, Modern Language Quarterly, The Bilingual Review, The Americas Review, La Palabra y el Hombre, Hispania, Revista Iberoamericana, Latin American Literary Review, REDEN, and Aztlán, among others. Martín-Rodríguez is also the publisher of alternaCtive-publicaCtions, a virtual press that has featured numerous Latino/a authors. He serves on the National Committee of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, and is an elected Académico de Número of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.


November 13, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
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