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Estación Camarón: Cotton, Violence, and the Aridity Line on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Events

Speaker:

Cristina Rivera-Garza

Date:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location:

Bolivar House (582 Alvarado Row)

Estación Camarón: Cotton, Violence, and the Aridity Line on the U.S.-Mexico Border

 
Please join us for a conversation with Cristina Rivera-Garza, one of Mexico's leading contemporary novelists, on Tuesday, February 13th at 5:30pm at Bolivar House. Rivera-Garza is Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Houston and award-winning author of six novels, three collections of short stories, five collections of poetry, and three non-fiction books. We will discuss two unpublished pieces by Professor Rivera-Garza: a literary piece in Spanish made out of juxtapositions of a series of 140-characters phrases and a history essay in English. Both pieces center on issues of violence in the U.S.-Mexico Border and will serve as a basis for exploring the politics and poetics of decolonial artistic and intellectual production. Please RSVP in order to receive electronic copies of the unpublished texts by Cristina Rivera-Garza we will be discussing by emailing Pablo Seward at pseward@stanford.edu.