Lecture: An Introduction to U.S. Latinx Literature

by Yvonne Lopez | Jun 09, 2021

An Introduction to U.S. Latinx Literature
Virtual Lecture

June 17th, 6:30 PM

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About the Lecture:
Dr. Fuentes will discuss some well-known authors, such as Tomas Rivera, Sandra Cisneros, Juan Felipe Herrera, Tato Laviera, Richard Blanco, Cristina Garcia, and Julia Alvarez, as well as some newer/up and coming authors, like Elizabeth Acevedo. In addition to the literature, she will discuss terms associated with "identity", including "Hispanic, Latino/a, Latinx, Chicano/a, and Nuyorican", as well as give a bit of the historical background of "Hispanic/Latino" literature in the US from the 16th century to today. 

About the Speaker:
Yvette Fuentes received a B.A. in History from Barry University, an M.A. in History from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in Spanish, also from the University of Miami. Her research interests include Hispanic Caribbean Literatures, Latin American and Peninsular Feminine Literatures, and U.S. Latino Literature and Culture. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Camino Real: A Multidisciplinary Journal on U.S. Latino Studies, Caribe: Revista de Cultura y Literatura, Letras Femeninas, and Hispanic Research Journal. She is a regular contributor to Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries and serves as a peer reviewer for several academic journals, including Hispania and L’Érudit franco-espagnol: An Electronic Journal of French and Hispanic Literatures.